Just saw this great post by Mommypotamus for a hydrating skin repair serum, using only rosehip seed oil and an additional essential oil. I didn’t know it but rosehip seed oil apparently “promotes collagen production, hydrates and plumps skin, helps to even skin tone and fade brown spots, supports scar healing (including stretch marks), and soothes eczema and psoriasis”. Since I’m currently dealing with what I believe is “hard water dermatitis” and suffering from severe excema on my hands, I am all for anything that might promote my skin returning to normal! I’m going to give this a try! (and the water softener for our very hard well water has been ordered!). Check out her recipe here.
Great read at Smart Martha….
I bought some fresh ginger to make a “ginger bug” but it was a dud. So I bought some more to try it again, but before I start that up, I am thinking I might try this beverage called a Ginger Switchel. I had never heard of it before, but I think it sounds good and worth a try!
Here is a link from Wellness Mama for the recipe.
Great article from Fresh Eggs Daily on how to help your chickens stay cool in the summer heat…
I’ve made various versions of ranch dressing, including one using the extra kefir I wind up having on hand periodically, but I really like how this one is basically just the dry ingredients, kept together in an air tight jar, ready to be used for or in just about anything! I like the idea of just being able to scoop out and use what I need at the moment. A great little seasoning tip from Jenny at AuNaturale Nutrition!
Love these ideas for creative and rustic garden paths from Homestead and Survival!
I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget this recipe for an all natural fly spray for around your farm and animals from Fresh Eggs Daily! Sounds like a good one…
So now I’m starting to think about summer and weeds and gardening and goats! We have some large areas that are way overgrown and I was looking up the best way to manage that before we got chickens. I ran across this great video about a lady who rents out her herd of about 70 goats specifically for eating invasive species of plants and weeds.
From The Better Mom blog … Great ideas … things I need to be more mindful of…