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Why Raise Heritage Livestock Breeds?

Gather Heritage Farm, our new 10-acre farm we recently purchased, has chosen to concentrate on growing tomorrow from the heritage of yesterday. We are concentrating on choosing heritage breeds (rare livestock breeds) for our homestead menagerie, and on filling our gardens with heritage and heirloom plants. We understand the importance of heritage—because we are the benefactors of […]

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Essential Oils for Your Garden

It’s so exciting to me to know that I can combine two of my passions—gardening and essential oils—to assure that I am going to reap a harvest of vibrant, healthy, pest-free fruits and vegetables. There are many wonderful essential oils for your garden and this post is going to show you a few of them! […]

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Homemade Comfrey Salve

One of my favorite things about my new homestead is our very own comfrey patch. Of course, you don’t need to grow your own comfrey to make a nourishing salve with it. There are several places online that you can purchase dried, organic comfrey leaves to make this simple and homemade comfrey salve.  Comfrey has been […]

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Essential Oils On a Farm

One of the statements I can remember my mother saying whenever she counseled with someone about a problem in a marriage relationship was: “You have to always remember that you bought the farm!” So what does that mean? It means that in relationships, just as in farming there are cute, cuddly animals and bountiful harvests; […]

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