Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis L. Plant Family: Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, and … Continue reading Calendula Flowers
What makes red sex link chickens special? They are easy to sex as chicks. Pullets (baby hens) are shades of red and the cockerels (baby roosters) are shades of lighter colors. Why is this is important? Most people want hens primarily. Hens are where we get eggs. Roosters sole purpose is if you want fertilized … Continue reading Red Sex Link Chickens
There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name. Single Sustainable Mom I have spent … Continue reading Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead
Battle Cat says that he is ready for spring too! He has cat business to attend to and you just can't do that when it is cold and wet out. If I haven't introduced him yet to you all he is 1/3 of the Salt & Pepper Gang. The other two members are … Continue reading 5 Tips for Garden Planning
Middle Ground By the time we are to our halfway point in our five year plan our grocery bill should be cut in half. We should have enough produce that that should be off our list. The house repairs/remodels should be complete. And livestock should begin to be established. Livestock will include cows, chickens, rabbits, … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2
We are getting ready for spring. Planning our garden, orchard, chickens, and house repairs. 2019 promises to be an exciting year on the farmstead.
Starting Life Over What a way to round out the year. We lost a big part of our lives on Dec. 15th, daddy passed peacefully. Life had become a battleground for him and finally he was ready to find peace. He was our mighty oak, strong and able to bend with the winds. We are … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!
Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets
I am all for kids playing sports. I am all for going on the field or the court with a winning attitude. I don't believe we need to level the playing field. I do believe that not everyone is going to win. However, what I am seeing at the high school level locally I find … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Playing Sports
The third part in this series we will discuss building a stock pile of meats. I do realize that some of my readers do not eat meat, for a variety of reasons, this isn't a discuss about why or why not one should eat meat. It is a way to save money by buying in … Continue reading Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3