Preserving Purple Pole Beans

Preserving Purple Pole Beans

The time finally came. We canned our beautiful purple pole beans y'all. And they came out perfect. Purple pole beans are so much fun to grow. They are these perfect little beans that are the most gorgeous shade of purple. Give them an upright fence to grow on and boom son, no huge planter space taken up. This year, we planted them along this old ladder we had just sitting on the side of the house. We plopped the ladder in the middle of the garden and planted seeds that we harvested last year and we couldn't believe how happy these little plants were. This whole gardening thing is pretty incredible. Especially when you have the pleasure of utilizing your [...]

Diffuser Care: How to Clean Your Diffuser Properly

Diffuser Care: How to Clean Your Diffuser Properly

  It is extremely important to take care of our diffusers. For one, they are an investment. And two, they are incredibly beneficial to our health and well being. There are different types of diffusers. Some use a candle to heat the oil in a small dish that sits above it. There are necklace and bracelet diffusers. Nebulizer diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers. But for this post we will be talking about an ultrasonic diffuser. I know what you are thinking right now. What is the difference between nebulizer diffuser and an ultrasonic diffuser? Here we go. Nebulizer diffusers, allow you to put water and oil in a small reservoir and it pumps cool air through a chamber. This creates a fine [...]

How to Harvest Lemongrass

How to Harvest Lemongrass

  Ahhh lemongrass, how you smell so fresh and lively. If you have never experienced lemongrass, I highly suggest you run right out and find yourself some and take a big fat inhale. You will immediately feel ten pounds lighter in energy. Lemongrass has this incredibly clean, bright uplifting smell that can change your mood from crappy to dancing on roof tops within seconds. Seriously. Let's talk about growing and harvesting lemongrass shall we. Growing Lemongrass Lemongrass, Cymbopogon Citrates, is incredibly easy to grow. It is a sub tropical plant, so it thrives in full sun and in warmer climates. If you can't find yourself some already established plants, you can head on over to the grocery store (usually specialty stores) [...]

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

  Who doesn't suffer from anxiety. I mean, it is so unbelievably common these days. When you step back, if you can step back, and look around there are so many factors that heighten anxiety ALL. DAY. LONG. We live in a world of go go go and it never stops. We constantly feel like we have to keep up to survive. But in reality none of the things we dwell on matter. And yet we are so consumed with that feeling of tightness and tension that it becomes our reality. I suffer from anxiety.  I allow my mind to become consumed with unrealistic expectations. I get caught up in seeing on social media all the greatness others are doing [...]

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

  Well homemade dog treats is kind of misleading. These dog treats are made out of chicken feet. Wait, let me correct that, they ARE chicken feet. Just dehydrated. Should I change the title of the post? I mean, they are homemade and they are the perfect treat for dogs. Ah F it. Homemade dog treats it is. If y'all didn't read the last post about our chickens, take a gander. We unfortunately had to get rid of our chickens sooner than expected. These ladies were our first major step towards our homesteading journey and our intention was to love them, allow them to be chickens and then they would provide us with food at the end of their production. [...]