And then there were Elderberries…

So, these grow all over the place, and few people notice them, let alone go through the trouble (seriously, a lot of work) to harvest and process them into something useful. Elderberries! warning: uncooked berries and other parts of the plant are considered poisonous! This is true though, with all medicines; a little is beneficial, … Continue reading And then there were Elderberries…

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Preparing for Winter

So, this week, we were fortunate enough to experience something called an "Arctic Blast." This wonderful event causes the temperature to drop down to a 15 degree high, all week. Bitter cold, without time to acclimate! But I shouldn't be so surprised; its cold¬†every¬†winter. But with this one, I find myself wondering if we have … Continue reading Preparing for Winter