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Herbal Oil Infusions

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Herbal Oil Infusions

  As a rural woman, fall is a busy time of year with harvesting.  Harvesting our grain crops, our vegetable garden & wild herbs.  Gathering the crops is one thing but processing and preparing it is another.  I will be canning, fermenting & freezing many vegetables for the winter months.  But as for my wild herbs that I have foraged, it’s a few different methods to preserve my precious plants.  I always dry my wild herbs, this is the safest way to ensure moisture content is gone to prevent any mold or bacterial growth which would spoil it.  Once dried,...

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Prairie Wildcrafting in Early Spring

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Prairie Wildcrafting in Early Spring

  To say 2020 has been a strange year is an understatement.  The devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected all our lives in many ways.  The part I want to touch on today is the fear people have had of food shortages.  While we haven’t really ran out of anything we can’t live without, and I mean fruit & vegetables by that, I feel people have become more aware lately of what they are eating and where our food comes from.  I hope more people plant a garden this year or if space is limited to plant some garden...

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A Forager

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A Forager

I’m called many titles… mom, wife, auntie, nurse, soap-maker, and now a forager.  A what?  A forager.  Do people still do this in 2020?  There is certainly a small community of such people however I maybe only know of a handful myself.  By definition, a forager is a person that searches wildly for food or provisions.  A gatherer.  A searcher.  I haven’t always been an avid forager, however.  The extent of my ‘gathering’ was picking the occasional wild saskatoon or raspberry.  But now that I am in that next phase of my life, back in the country after living the...

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