Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5 Perennial Medicinal Herbs You Should Plant This Spring



Why get medicine from the pharmacy when you can grow your own? These five herbs are safe to use and easy to grow, making them perfect for a beginner medicinal herb garden! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

One Year of Blogging: The Best of Stone Axe


It has been exactly one year today since this foolhardy website came into this world kicking and screaming. Almost 100 posts, at least that many cups of coffee, much cursing and vigorous backspacing later and here we are. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

No Nonsense Two Ingredient Whole Wheat Bread


We love bread! To get a decent loaf of bread in this town can cost $5 or more, though, so I make my own several times a week. I don't have time to mess around with crazy ingredients or exacting measurements, plain and simple will do, thank you. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Woven Pumpkin Mats: A Traditional Way of Preserving Squash and Pumpkin


When I study the every day lives of people in history, I often find tidbits of information that have the potential to be of use in my own life. The past is rarely recorded in the exacting detail that I desire, so a bit more digging has to be done. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Foraging For Wintergreen


With winter in full swing and snow blanketing every surface, the bears are soundly hibernating in their dens, most plants are laying quietly dormant underground, and I have mostly limited my activities to sitting by the wood stove and drinking tea, but hardy as ever, wintergreen didn’t get the memo.