We love our pigs!!
We are now selling dried milky oats tops, oatstraw, and yarrow.
milky Oats tops, harvested during the milky stage and dried in screens are $24.00 a pound. It is a labor intensive harvest and timing is critical.
We grew the oats ourselves on our farm here in Beaverdam. Avena Sativa is a soothing nervine that is supportive for folks dealing with stress and anxiety.
Oatstraw is $13.00 a pound and wonderful to add into any tea blend.
We harvested the yarrow from our family’s field in Hanover when it was about to be bush hogged. So it is wild harvested, but ethically. Achillea Millefolium is a wonderful bitter plant that can be used topically or internally. It is said that Achilles and his soldiers used Yarrow to treat wounds, and that soldiers in the Civil War carried the dried leaves in pouches to apply to wounds as well.
The yarrow is $12.00 a pound.
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We are excited to be participating with the Richmond Herbalism Guild for the May 29th Memorial Day event at Forrest Green Farm.
Mo from the Heathen Homestead will be teaching a brief workshop on IBS/Crohn’s and Herbalism. Other members of the Richmond Herbalism Guild will be presenting on other topics. We will hopefully have a flier image with more info to add to this post soon!
“We will be spending the day at Forrest Green Farm for their annual Memorial Day festival!
The Richmond Herbalism Guild is so happy to be participating in the festival this year— its our first time! There will be free educational talks, organically grown herb and veggie starts, and all the makings for a fun filled day at a local herb farm
Talks and sample products will be provided by the following guild members and their businesses at the “Richmond Herbalism Guild Booth”
RHG Founder Laura’s Botanicals LLC. ” Teas, poultices and soaks in Herbal First Aid” + “Developing a Materia medica”
RHG Founder Moon Flower Apothecary “Lunar Cycle Plant Infused Oils: Infusing body oils by the moon”
Heathen Homestead LLC. “Crohn’s and herbs”
Winged Roots Creations LLC. ” Wildcrafting”
New Moon Botanica “Herbal Aromatherapy”
Black Apron Soaps
Wild Earth Oracle “Aromatouch Hand Techniques”
See you on the farm!” – Richmond Herbalism Guild
With luck and hard work, we will be growing the following medicinal herbs this year:
Fennel, skullcap, lavender, rosemary, yarrow, wood betony, hyssop, catnip, tulsi, sage, lemon balm, nettles, motherwort, marshmallow, burdock, flax, evening primrose, elecampagne, echinacea, chamomile, thyme, valerian, astragalus, red clover, sweet that basil, oregano, basil, cilantro, dill, chocolate mint, spearamint, peppermint and milky oats
Some of these we will be selling as plants to others, so please keep in touch if you are interested in a particular plant.
Growing season is upon us!!!
We are excited to be attending the 2017 Midatlantic Permaculture Conference. The theme this year is Holistic Homestead, and you know that sounds right up our alley! Get in touch if you plan on attending as well. It is on June 17 in Charles Town, WV.
Tickets and info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mid-atlantic-permaculture-convergence-tickets-28638469433
We are excited to do some regional networking and learn from folks also involved in the homestead and holistic living movements.
Thanks to our friends at the Acevedo Homestead for giving us a tip on how to move our hogs. Food on a stick does the trick to get Penne and Alfredo our 2 American Guinea Hogs moved from our garden where they had been doing some tilling for us, back to their pen in the woods.
We put in some work today with the kids helping to spruce up the beehives for the Spring.
We are looking to get a couple hives worth of bees to start this year. Lost our last hives to wax worms that went unnoticed for too long. We will not be making that mistake again! Always striving to make new mistakes!
The bee hives had to be scraped out and we also painted the outsides to help protect the wood a little! It was a perfect day for painting outside and letting the kids get some sun and play in!
Plans are in the works to have a variety of culinary and medicinal starter plants for sale this Spring. We will release a list of available varieties in the coming weeks. Please support local farmers and buy local plants, not ones from big box retailers!!
We are a new enterprise and working very hard to work for ourselves while supporting our family. We are not seeking financial donations, but rather, hope we can engage in acts of Mutual Aid.
We are looking for a large variety of supplies. Perhaps you are lookimg to get rid of some items you no longer need or want. We would be happy to take those items off of your hands, and put them to good use here on the farm.
Below is a list of items we are looking for. Please get in touch if you have some to donate. We are also open to bartering for certain things.
Items We Need:
Fencing supplies- all types of wire, 4×4 posts, fence boards, nails, screws
Electric Fence components – wire
Plant supplies – soil, fertilizer, lime, peat moss, Continue reading
Come to have some afternoon tea from 1-3pm on Sunday January 15th and talk about your interest in herbal medicine! All are welcome from beginners to experts. We will have at least 3 herb teas to sample and will discuss the plants’ medicine together!! Continue reading