Summer Workshop Series 2022: Episode 1

Welcome to the 2022 Summer Workshop Series!! You can access all of the SWS2022 resources from our farm website here, OR, Find the individual links below: SWS2022 Episode 1- Herbalism 101: Basics of Home Herbal Medicine Podcast Audio SWS2022 Episode 1- Herbalism 101: Basics of Home Herbal Medicine Visual Presentation web Workshop Note Taking PDF … Continue reading Summer Workshop Series 2022: Episode 1

Introducing Summer Workshop Series 2022!!!

Hey!! Take a listen to our latest podcast episode for some exciting homestead updates and the introduction to our Summer Workshop Series 2022!! Episode 7: Introducing our Summer Workshop Series 2022

Updates and Summer Workshop Series 2022!!!

I am REALLY excited about this year's summer workshop series, because I've found a way to make it more accessible. So because of parking limitations, and consideration for my neighbors has in the past limited the number of in-person classes/workshops I can do at one time, in addition to me having a boatload of little … Continue reading Updates and Summer Workshop Series 2022!!!

Post-illness comeback

The last 2.5 weeks have been rough. The whole family cycled through a respiratory illness, followed almost immediately by a gastric illness. And I tell ya what, I'm over the extra laundry and cleaning. The fire cider I made is much appreciated. 👍 On the plus side, I've been able (forced) to rest with my … Continue reading Post-illness comeback

It’s Market Day!

We've planned and prepped and today is the day! Somehow I still feel under prepared, but come what may, today is market day! If you're local to East TN, come check out our homestead booth at College Square Mall. We've got complimentary companion planting guides, and lots of info and handmade items. We'll be at … Continue reading It’s Market Day!

Autoimmune Disease and Birth Control

I tensed, teared up, and felt white-hot rage as I read a Natural Womanhood email this afternoon. I had a visceral reaction to the information because it was precisely my experience, a painful experience. Almost 10 years ago, my body broke down. It was a gradual process instigated by the use of hormonal birth control … Continue reading Autoimmune Disease and Birth Control

Wednesday Weekend

So I may have mentioned that our family has had some chaotic shifts in schedule and routine the last few months. Actually, from about the end of April, all summer long, we've been in a survival mode. I'm whipping things back into shape as we've begun our homeschooling year and summer is coming to a … Continue reading Wednesday Weekend

Homestead Update!

Hello there! It's been a hot minute, let me catch you up to speed. We've had oodles of celebration lately. My little (not so little anymore) brother got hitched earlier last week so the kiddos and I traveled north for the ceremony. And wouldn't you know it, it went from sunny and 75°F to 32°F … Continue reading Homestead Update!

Etsy Shop Sale!

Hey guys! As a thank you to you loyal WHL followers, we're offering a sale on our Etsy shop! This includes all our custom made things as well as official Shaggy Maple Homestead swag. We really appreciate all your support, especially since the at times inappropriate ad content that was being hosted on our site … Continue reading Etsy Shop Sale!

Making Comfrey Salve

I have had an abundant comfrey harvest. In my experience, when God delivers an abundance of a specific crop, it's usually an advance deposit on a need we end up having later. So I'm taking this wonderful stuff to propagate the roots from cuttings, and making infused oil which will then be made into a … Continue reading Making Comfrey Salve