Homemade Herbal Remedy Swap

If you have talked to me in the last month, you already know this, but I have become totally engrossed in the world of herbalism and natural healing. Ever since joining the Ladies Homestead Gathering (LHG) I have learned more and more about the power of plants and am determined to learn how to surviveContinue reading “Homemade Herbal Remedy Swap”

Book Club & Ladies Homestead Gathering

I was first introduced to Joel Salatin 5 years ago by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. At the time, the concept of a local, seasonal diet was something I had considered, but never really explored. The chapters in the book devoted to describing Joel’s innovative grass-based farm were so inspiring, I haven’t stopped thinking aboutContinue reading “Book Club & Ladies Homestead Gathering”

First Priority

After an inspirational weekend, I’ve decided to start fleshing out our farm plans beginning with our first priority: Weddings and Corporate Events. I’ve been collecting photos for a while, so today I put them in an online album. Here’s the link And here’s a preview: In his book, You Can Farm, Joel Salatin suggests we begin puttingContinue reading “First Priority”

The Hunt Continues

When I’m feeling like this dream is miles and miles away from reality, I give myself a little virtual pep-talk, with a few quick searches on my favorite land brokerage websites. At CentralVaLand.com I always find at least 5 properties that look great on paper. And tonight I found this one. Don’t miss this farmContinue reading “The Hunt Continues”

The Formation of a Dream

I believe if you want a dream to come true, you have to believe in it, completely. So for years I have been cultivating this dream. Growing it, and nurturing so carefully that it has become like a parallel reality to the life I’m living now. After 10 years, I don’t talk about “the dreamContinue reading “The Formation of a Dream”