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Mountain Mama's Musings

DIY: Delicious Herbal Cough Drops

We got fair warning this year that the weather was to change and quickly. So we harvested all the herbs that we had ...

Alpine Cottonwood Bud Harvest

  This is the first plant that I have wildcrafted since we made the move over to the other side of the state.  Cottonwood bud harvesting...

DIY: Chickweed Salve

  We just pressed more chickweed (Stellaria media) oil this week.  This is the time of year that chickweed would appear in our greenhous...

Soy & Corn Free Hens

For years now, I have been feeding my girls all of our kitchen scraps as well as a little morning wild bird seed & organic cracked corn. ...

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This summer we hosted the New Seasons Market body care specialists out to the farm for a day of festivities. It was the day before solstice so we ...

Scape Pesto

Our latest culinary obsession is scape pesto. When I studied organic farming in college, we dead headed the curly flower stalks off the garlic to ...

DIY: Apricot Amaretto Jam

I get obsessed with harvesting fruit and canning in the summer.  Strawberries now, blueberries next, blackberries and veggies, and then all ...

Plant Speak: Yarrow

  I remember one of the first amazing experiences that I had with yarrow. I went out to Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City to celebrate the summer ...

DIY: Rhubarb & Maple Facial Exfoliating Mask

  I was so thrilled to go out last month and discover the ruby red stalks unfurling in the garden. Rhubarb conjures up such great memories fo...

DIY: Calendula infused oil

We have had a few requests for this article on how to make your own calendula oil from one of our first newsletters. So here it is! The plant tha...

Fall DIY: Fire Cider

Recently a friend turned me on to this warming, spicy elixir.  I had to share my excitement about this concoction and hope that it prove...

Give Thanks!

   I had every intention of getting a newsletter out this Fall equinox, but life has been so abundant and full (in other words-crazy-bus...