Book Review: The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal

Book Review | I had mentioned "The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures" by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I've read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here's why. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I have mentioned “The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures” by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I’ve read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here’s why. [by Lindsey Proctor]

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2 | What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate "out-of-the-box" thinking? I'm thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen -- with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer". Plus... the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/78

What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate “out-of-the-box” thinking? I’m thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”. Plus… the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. [by Wardee Harmon]

Cottage Radish Salad

Cottage Radish Salad | The garden was producing baby greens, green onions, radishes, and herbs. I had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from elsewhere. That's how this salad was born. :) By topping the greens with the vegetable mixture, you get a lovely presentation and greens that stay crisp until they hit your mouth. For the most flavor, texture, and fun, be sure to get both toppings and greens in each bite! | GNOWFGLINS.com

The garden was producing baby greens, green onions, radishes, and herbs. I had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from elsewhere. That’s how this salad was born. :) By topping the greens with the vegetable mixture, you get a lovely presentation and greens that stay crisp until they hit your mouth. For the most flavor, texture, and fun, be sure to get both toppings and greens in each bite! [by Wardee Harmon]

4 Ways to Preserve Blueberries

4 Ways to Preserve Blueberries | The only thing more glorious than eating plump, juicy blueberries straight from a bush is enjoying a sweet bite of blueberries in the dead of winter! One mouthful brings back the warmth of a July morning and the long days of summer. Blueberries can be preserved in a number of ways -- here are the four ways I do it. | GNOWFGLINS.com

The only thing more glorious than eating plump, juicy blueberries straight from a bush is enjoying a sweet bite of blueberries in the dead of winter! One mouthful brings back the warmth of a July morning and the long days of summer. Blueberries can be preserved in a number of ways — here are the four ways I do it. [by Melissa Norris]

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control | One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. | GNOWFGLINS.com

One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #077: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 1

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2 | What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate "out-of-the-box" thinking? I'm thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen -- with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer". Plus... the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/78

Do we play the victim card or take responsibility for our choices? It’s one or the other. I’m thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”. Plus… the tip of the week! This is part 1 of 2. [by Wardee Harmon]

Food Fight Against Cancer

Food Fight Against Cancer | Cancer. It used to be a scary, foreign, medical word. Now it's a scary, common word that people assume they will have one day. According to The World Cancer Report, reported cancer cases hit an estimated 14 million in 2012. In the next twenty years, new cancer cases are predicted to rise by 57% and reach an astounding 22 million. It's a scary thought, and one that encourages us to rediscover foods that help fight cancer. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Cancer. It used to be a scary, foreign, medical word. Now it’s a scary, common word that people assume they will have one day. According to The World Cancer Report, reported cancer cases hit an estimated 14 million in 2012. In the next twenty years, new cancer cases are predicted to rise by 57% and reach an astounding 22 million. It’s a scary thought, and one that encourages us to rediscover foods that help fight cancer. [by Paula Miller]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]