Sage Hill Farms

  (Petersburg, Tennessee)
Sustainable Living~EatWell-BeWell~
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Autumn, Gardens, and Gratitude~All Good Things~

Seems that autumn this year was a long time arriving. Living in the south-east has many wonderful advantages.....long hot humid summers can be an advantage if one is a gardener:) We have a climate that allows for 2 and sometimes 3 seperate crops. This is a good thing :)

The raised beds at Sage Hill Farms are all cleaned from the summer bounty and are now filling up fast with bright green -greens....turnip, mustard, collards, kale and a late lettuce.

Much of this crop will go to the farmers market, the local food distribution program, and serve as a cover-crop for the winters soil protection.

Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons, I adore the holiday's, the colors, and the connection that it all seems to bring among the people around us.

If you are a local reader or if you find yourself in our part of the country...we would be delighted to have you visit Sage Hill Farms...sit and chat, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee/autumn brew of your choice.:)

I hope you are eating as local as possible, as healthy as possible, and above all else...enjoying the journey~

Have a special Autumn season and be well~

Bea Rigsby-Kunz

Sage Hill Farms




Herbs In The Home~

Herbs In The Home.......

Herbs are much more than good smelling green things to add to your soup-pot.

From the kitchen to the bath, herbs can fill many needs and add pleasure and health benefits to almost every aspect of daily life.

We all know that basil, dill, chives, oregano, sage, thyme,  and a host of other culinary herbs can make the difference in good to delicious with a pot of just about anything .

But, do you know that herbs can also be just as useful and rewarding in the bath, the medicine cabinet, and  even for your pet needs.

During the cold and damp days of winter nothing serves to relax and rejuvinate the bones and muscles like an herb infused bath.

One method is this:

In a large pot over high heat bring to boil about 1/2 gallon of water, add a large bunch of sage leaves, some thyme, and rosemary sprigs-boil for a good 5 minutes, reduce heat and let sit-covered-for 5 minutes. Strain into your bath water and simply be still and soak in the pleasures and the comfort of the natural benefits from the plants.

Another warming and comfort method is a small pot on the stove top with your favorite herb, a few orange peels, lemon,  cinnamon sticks  and clove buds...not only will your home smell good, you will be breathing in all the good from the bounty.

Try rubbing a clove of garlic over the bottom of your feet when you have the makings of a sinus problem or a bit of a can do this many times during the course of the day.....

Only good things come from herb usage, and the more we know, the better we can apply.

A subject worthy of study, is it not.


Bea Kunz

Sage Hill Farms

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