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Health and Medicinal Benefits of Lavender Leaves

The vast health benefits of lavender leaves go far beyond a relaxing bath. Here I cover all of the benefits of lavender leaves so you can add this powerful healing herb to your arsenal of home remedies. Lavender is an incredibly easy herb to grow, and one of my biggest herbal allies on the homestead. …

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Foraging For Shiso (Japanese Basil)

Foraging for Shiso (or Perilla, or beefsteak plant, or Japanese Basil) is easy and fun! Shiso, in the mint family, is easy to identify, delicious, and has spread to grow in the wild. It is often used in Japan as seasoning, in salads, for pickling, or wrapped around sashimi. I discovered Shiso in typical homesteading …

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