Nothing says Spring like a a good Spring Cleaning. Except maybe sunshine, daffodils, & flip flops. But, daffodils are self-cleaning and flip-flops are well, flip-flops. So here’s a mighty list of the 16 Things You’re Forgetting to Spring Clean. And, in Frugal Hippie style, we’ll show you how to clean it all naturally & on … Read moreSpring Cleaning: 16 Things You Forget to Clean
Butternut squash tastes goooood. Like sweet potatoes and a pumpkin had a love child good. And it’s versatile. You can make them into soup, eat them as a side dish or snack, make them savory or sweet, or mash them up for homemade baby food. I’m a ridiculously picky eater and generally only eat so … Read moreButternut Squash – a Simple Recipe
What’s better than Mashed Potatoes? A purple pet pterodactyl. But I don’t have one of those, so the answer is….. A crap ton of mashed potatoes! Growing up, a big ‘ol pot of mashed potatoes was a staple at every holiday meal. It was my Gran’s job to make them and it was … Read moreMashed Potatoes, Making & Freezing, Part One: The Hoard
The fabulous Cherie of Sea Gypsy’s Vardo Blog interview us about our small shop, Mountain Woman Products, for Featured Friday and we’re sooooo thankful and sooooo excited! Here’s a pic and a tiny excerpt: A little hippie, and a little trippy… Shannie, of Mountain Woman Products, is no slave to trend. Going with the flow … Read moreSeaGypsysVardo Feature Friday
I should probably preface this post with the myriad of reasons why I’m qualified to teach you how to make Homemade Tortillas and subsequently, BLT’s: 1. I like tortillas. 2. My parents live in Mexico eight months out of the year. 3. Farmboy knows how to grill bacon really well. 4. It’s a long, time … Read moreHomemade Flour Tortillas & BLT’s
I’ve wanted to make a Grapevine Wreath for a gazillion years, but for some reason, suspected it would be an intensive process that required years of foraging knowledge, a hiking expedition up Everest, a chainsaw, full body armour, and a baby pool. Oddly, none of those things are necessary. As it turns out, … Read moreGrapevine Wreath DIY, Hot Farm Boy Optional
Deadheading Flowers: Grooming your garden It’s oft been said to me that being Queen of the Universe must be a terrribly difficult position to hold, what with all the responsibility. But I can assure you, it’s not all bad. You get a nice chair. And your minions take care of all the mindless, exhausting … Read moreDeadheading Flowers: Off With Their Heads!
Lost in the dreary doldrum of winter, my eyes gaze out upon my dry, crunchy garden, brown silhouettes the only reminder of the once lush, invigorating kaleidoscope of life that filled those sturdy wooden boxes. Though only a few short months ago, it feels like eons since I’ve laid eyes on anything green. When fwaaaabaaaapppp! … Read moreHerb o’ the Month: My Preeeeciouuuus Carol Salad Burnet
Fall is in the air! Can ya smell it? Campfires, apples, crisp nights in comfy sweaters, and pumpkin everything! We grew our first set of jack be little pumpkins with seeds from a friend this year in the middle of our ridiculous wildflower patch. Shockingly, they’re actually not large enough to carve a house … Read moreFall! Fall! Fall! Fall! It’s Almost freakin’ Fall!
So I don’t have a ton of talents…I’m a passable seamstress, half decent at massage, and I excel at sleeping. I’m like, super good, truck could run over my head, the-apocalypse-could- occur-and-I’d-miss-it kinda good at sleeping. None of those, however, have a thing to do with this post. What does is that I’m incredibly skilled … Read moreHow to Dry Herbs like a Brit. Part One: Harvesting Herbs