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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Talking about The Woodwife's Journal

Here's a photo collage of some things that have been going on at our house.  I've made it into a grab button for you to add to your site if you wish.  Just go to my side bar and copy the code from the box, paste  it into a gadget on your blog. Then you'll be able to come right back here simply by clicking on the image!  I'd be grateful if you'd share it with your friends. 

Here's a list of some of the things we've been practicing in our home for years and would like to share with you.  We'll also be featuring new things as we learn more and more how to live greener, healthier lives.

Bread Baking, the sky's the limit here with yeast breads, sourdough, crackers, flatbreads, etc.
Putting up produce, canning, freezing, drying, pickling, lacto-fermented foods like kimchi, peppers and now sauerkraut.
Herbal remedies like salves, lotions, tinctures, syrups, ear candles, teas and more.
Homemade, additive free personal care products like facial masks, foot soak, vapor and bath salts, soaps, scrubs, aromatherapy and lots more.  We have some experiments in the works!
Raw milk and yummy, good for you, whole foods made from raw milk like butter, yogurt, cheese, cream cheese, kefir, buttermilk, whipped cream and sour cream.
More whole foods and probiotic drinks like water kefir and kombucha.
Wildcrafting herbs and everlastings.
Herbal and everlasting wreaths and arrangements.
Other hand crafted projects including sewing, knitting, spinning, soap making, jewelry, upcycling, and many more.
Hobbies including a bit of F & I re-enactment, gardening, building, maple sugaring, raising free range laying hens, composting worms and lots more.

Join us this fall for Applemania! and  Pumpkinpalooza!

Later we'll feature a few herbal remedies that we like to use in our home.  Remember that none of the suggested remedies on this site are intended for medical advice of any kind but merely a faithful report of what we're practicing and the empirical evidence we've gathered through trial and error plus lots of study and research. Be sure to check them out for yourself before using them to treat yourself or your family.  All that to say it's just FYI!

We're working on some special things for the holidays.

Hope you enjoy being here at The Woodwife's Journal.

If you're reading and like what you see, drop me a line to let me know how I'm doing. If you're following regularly, it would be encouraging to see that too by following me publicly. You can add me to your reading list by following my blog and when I post something new, it will pop up on your dashboard.

Also, if you have a button that you'd like me to share with my readers, let me know about your site and if it goes along with the topics I'm writing about here, I'll put it up with some of my other favorites.

Please feel free to comment on my posts and after I've had a chance to read them, if they enhance my blog, I'll post them for everyone to read.

If you'd like to share an article you've written on your blog or be a guest author on mine, please let me know and I'll work it out. At this point I'm not sure about setting that up automatically but I'm working daily to improve my site. If you have any pointers, I'd be grateful for your help.

Plans are in the works to market some of the things we've been making so watch for that in the future.

Check out some things others are doing by clicking the buttons in my favorites list.  We're all learning together.
To God be the Glory!

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  1. Your collage is really lovely and interesting. You certainly are ambitious with all those projects, and they all look like fun--a lot of work, but fun!

  2. that is a long list sure to keep you busy Thanks for sharing

  3. I always wanted to bake bread but I have trouble with the yeast. These things that you do are things to teach the next generation or they may be forgotten.~Ames

  4. You created a great button! :)

    Greetings from Germany,

    PS: See my T post here! :)

  5. Lovely collage. I will try and remember to add you to my sidebar. I'm working in my husbands office (very, very early in the morning) trying to get my AT reading done for the letter T.

    I always enjoy what you come up with here. I've learned so much from you already and look forward to learning much more over time!

    Thanks for having a terrific blog.


  6. I'm so glad you are enjoying your visits here. Thanks for stopping by and always with a thoughtful comment! You must be up and at it terribly early! Thinking about "U"....


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