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True Confessions of a Terrible Parent!

Apparently, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, I raised my 4 sons completely wrong. I admit, that my kids did every single one of these terribly dangerous activities...and they did it with joyous abandon! They also used sharp tools to garden, ate food...

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Watch-Birds of the South!

I don't know about other areas but down here in Appalachia, we have watch birds!  They have a dual purpose on our farm...their favorite food to eat is ticks along with other bugs!  Works for me!  However, they are the UGLIEST birds you will ever meet - they ALWAYS...

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Welcome!

Welcome!  It's been a long time coming (and working with 3 different people) to finally find someone who understood my vision and my passion for this herbal, homestead life!  She started from scratch and built this beautiful place in just a few weeks - amazing! ...

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Dear Marketing World….

Dear Marketing World, I know you are infatuated with me.  This is obvious since you can't stop calling me, mailing me, emailing me and even texting me...at all hours.... even when the world is sleeping you are trying to sneak a little time together.  Shame on you! I...

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Tuesday Herb Talk ~ Plantain!

Plantain (Plantago major) is by far one of the herbs I use the most. It grows everywhere and you can usually find it year round.  It never really disappears during the winter but the plant goes almost “dormant” …very little growth in cold weather. As the weather warms...

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Please welcome the new addition to our homestead!

Call us crazy! (you probably should!)  The Farmer and I felt the homestead was missing something, and we are practical people, so we decided to make that our anniversary gift to each other this year.  Yep! We bought a new critter. Trouble is this particular critter...

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Don’t forget to dingle your toes in the water!

Life is busy. A homestead life is even busier.  You work hard and most of the time it's dirty work. Whether you are mucking the barn or helping baby goats there is plenty of poop to deal with! We have found that it is important to take a break now and then. We did...

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Sometimes life comes in a big yellow bucket…

So...let's take a quick detour from talking about goats to taking about those little surprises in life that sometimes come in a big yellow bucket. Elijah stuck his head in the door yesterday...he looked a bit odd.  Actually, about half of his body was in the door but...

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Gardening Organically with Essential Oil!

Organic Gardening with Essential Oils and More! Join  Bill and I this coming Tuesday night (June 21, 2016) at 6:00 pm at River of Praise Fellowship on Bernard Ave. in Greeneville to learn how to use essential oils to deter pests and disease in the garden while...

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The scary thing about Caseous Lymphadenitis

According to the [easyazon_link identifier="091191093X" locale="US" tag="tnfarmgirl-20"]Merk Veterinary Manual[/easyazon_link], "Caseouslymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic, contagious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. " CL causes...

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The trouble with goats…

I love having goats on our homestead.  I love the spring babies, I enjoy milking the mama goats and I really enjoy using the milk to make cheese and soap. However, goats can be a bit of trouble in a variety of ways and I want you to be prepared.  It's best to know the...

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