Harvesting Rose Hips for Food and Medicinal Uses
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Harvesting Rose Hips for Food and Medicinal Uses

Several years ago, we planted about half a dozen rose bushes as part of our homestead permaculture plan. This year, the plants are loaded with fruit, so I’m sharing tips for harvesting rose hips and how to use them. The hips have tiny hairs that can cause irritation if you don’t process them correctly, so…

Wildcrafting Books and Resources – Weekly Weeder #1
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Wildcrafting Books and Resources – Weekly Weeder #1

Welcome to the Weekly Weeder!  This series covers all things “weed” related – foraging, identification, wildcrafting/uses (culinary, medicinal, companion plants aspects, habitat, etc.), wildcrafting books, tips and tools to get rid of them when they are problematic. Controls must be non-toxic and non-damaging to the environment. (NO ROUNDUP ALLOWED!)  

Rising Food Prices – 6 Proven Strategies to Stretch Your Food Budget
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Rising Food Prices – 6 Proven Strategies to Stretch Your Food Budget

It’s hard to step foot into a grocery store and not notice the rising food prices. Packages are getting smaller, too, as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you use any older recipes that include any sort of boxed or canned item as a component. USA Today reported in “Rising Food Prices Pinch Consumers” that, “Retail…