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HOT CHOCOLATE

Blog: Pleasantrees Farm   -   Tuesday April 15, 2014   -   By James

HOT CHOCOLATE! We let our kids name the animals that come home to our little farm. The lone duck that survived the "Coyote Massacre of 2013" is named Hot Chocolate.  I have no idea how they came upon that name. (he"s a Pekin, white as...

"Dandelion" An Esteemed Plant of the Herbalist

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday August 07, 2013   -   By Petra

Taraxacum officinalis. Compositae.                                      &n...

Celebrating Lammas

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday August 01, 2013   -   By Petra

The year is 1100. The date is August 1. The monks in the abbey at Gloucester are celebrating the holy-day of St. Peter in Chains. One of the monks wakes from a strange dream in which God promises to strike down the wicked King who has abused the Holy Church....

What are psychological needs for animals?

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Monday July 15, 2013   -   By Petra

Animals need to be free from hunger and thirst, animals need a fresh and regular supply of water and food, if they do not the animals will become stressed making their immune system weaker and susceptible to disease, but they would also become incredibly...

The Surprising Truth About Mixed Breed Dogs

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Sunday July 14, 2013   -   By Petra

If you’re a dog lover, you’re probably aware that many people feel mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when two or more breeds are blended together, there’s less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific...

How to communicate ,partner ,and be PRODUCTIVE alo...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday July 09, 2013   -   By Tony

Summer is on in S.Florida.It is the season of tropical storms and Hurricanes.Also it is the season to garden and grow summer crops like native spinach(calalo), Okra,Watermelon,Eggplants,herbs and much more. S.Florida is a special place especially for...

Nature's Catch-Up Game

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday May 28, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

I don’t think anyone can argue that this has been a strange spring.  Or shall we say, what spring?  Winter, winter, winter, winter, summer.  In one week, we had 18 inches of snow, followed by 80-degree weather!  Many of the domestic...

Nature as a" THERAPY..According to a recent scie...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Saturday December 15, 2012   -   By Tony

This is another day gone in the countdown ,before we celebrate Christmass and the New Year Eve..For some ,another day is another dollar and for ALL of us  another drama ,like the shooting of school children yesterday in Connecticut.. When will...

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It is an early morning

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Petra

Oh goodness, it is 4 am and I am up and needing coffee in the worst kind of way and wishing that this little mosquito, that keeps pestering me, will find something else to other then keep flying around my ear.   I guess it is a very early Saturday...

Its Friday ALREADY :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Friday June 08, 2012   -   By Petra

Wow, time sure passes fast when you are having fun. It must have rained last night a little more, everything is nice a moist and you can just feel how thankful Mother Earth is. All the birds are singing and ready for this wonderful new day. ...

Blessed Rain :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday June 07, 2012   -   By Petra

What a wonderful way to wake up this morning and be surprised by lightning moving in and a nice cool breeze. After I let the dogs out for their morning constitution it started raining I opened all the doors to the house to let the clean air in. It has been...

Good Morning

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday June 06, 2012   -   By Petra

It is time to sip my coffee and get started with my day. I finished shearing the 2 Angora Bucks ( Pan & Herne) yesterday and I am sure that both of them appreciate that very much. They where both extremely matted and I can imagine with this Texas...

Good Morning to another day of JOY :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Petra

It is a cloudy day here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and I hope that the rain will find us today. As I walked out to secure the front gate so the camelid girls can stroll around the property, which they enjoy greatly, I looked around in wonder and...

Lot's going on at the Ranch :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Monday June 04, 2012   -   By Petra

Good morning everyone.  Lots have been going on here on the Ranch. I finally found a reasonably priced drum carder that, I have to say, is a god's sent. It makes my fiber processing so much more efficient and incredibly fun. That was truly a great...

Pasture Maintenance

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday May 17, 2012   -   By Petra

A beautiful morning to really enjoy pasture clean up. I am amazed how well the camelid manure turns this dry and stoney land into great fertile soil. The ranch is full of beautiful wild flowers and I am sure it is because of the great rain that we had the...

Sunshine after the Rain :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday May 16, 2012   -   By Petra

  What a wonderful Wednesday it is. We where blessed with more rain yesterday and today the earth and all the inhabitants here are overjoyed with the beautiful warm sunshiny day today. The peacock that found his way to our ranch a few days ago...

News Bleep from the Wild - Biotopia # 17 - May 12t...

Blog: Biotopia Family Farm   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Superfood

News Bleep from the Wild - B i o t opia - # 17 - May 12th, 2012 Hello my friends of the Wild Greens! Welcome to our next News Bleep form the Wild / Biotopia - Farm & Forage ! Can you feel the changes in the air? I personally take...

Yeah it's Raining :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday May 10, 2012   -   By Petra

A Great Thursday to Everyone Yes......it's raining finally. I am so happy. The air is so fresh and clean its incredible. It has been raining off and on since yesterday nice and steady so it has time to soak into the ground and quench all the plant...

Wow....It's Hot

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Petra

Oh my.....the heat is already creeping in here in Central Texas and everyone is waiting for the rain that has been passing us by so far. It is 87 degrees here today and very humid which makes it very uncomfortable to do anything outside. I...

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