Tagged "DIY"


Our Natural Deodorant Is Here! Here's Everything You Need To Know To Make The Switch From Conventional To Natural Deo.

Give yourself a huge pat on the back! You've decided to make the switch to natural deodorant - your body and the environment thank you and we're so glad to have you join our pit party! We've compiled some great tips and tricks to make the newbie's transition as easy as possible and optimize the natural deo pro's experience with our Deodorant Cream

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DIY Natural & Talc Free Healing Baby Powder (Dusting Powder & Dry Shampoo Too!)

The easy peasy, pure & soothing baby powder I made last night.The easy peasy, pure & soothing baby powder I made last night.


It's official, I'm "nesting"! I've entered this interesting stage in my pregnancy, the final stretch, where all I can think about and all I want to do is prepare for our baby's arrival. While with most women this stage involves massive amounts of cleaning, for me (unfortunately for James)  it means an obsessive unending stream of creative projects!

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Questions To Ask Your Raw Milk Farmer

Fresh, raw milk cow cheese, made in a similar fashion to Chevre (commonly known as Goat Cheese)

As a follow-up to the first post on raw milk (Buying Raw Milk in Tennessee), I thought it would be useful to provide a list of questions that we feel are prudent for consumers to ask prior to buying raw milk or participating in a herd share. These are questions that, in our opinion, customers should be asking their raw milk dairy farmers. (If additional quesitons come to mnind, I'd love it if you left them in the comments.)

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A New Homebrew - Raw Goat's Milk Kefir

Noooo - it's not a candle... it's kefir! Kefir is a fermented milk drink, similar to yogurt with origins in Eastern Europe. The traditional "starter" is a living colony/symbiotic culture of yeasts and lactic bacteria that resembles cauliflower or little opaque beads clumped together. These "beads" are commonly referred to as grains, and they will actually grow in number daily as they consume and ferment more and more lactose while fermenting milk into a super-powered probiotic drink.
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Grinding Whole Grains for Flour and Breadmaking

Grinding whole wheat berries with the Kitchen-Aid

As I mentioned previously, we started buying whole grains from a local, organic farmer to feed our goats (Windy Acres is the name of the farm, if you live in TN and want to check them out. We love them.). We sprout the whole grains and that’s what our goats eat on the milking stand. Sweetbreads wrote about the process last week.   

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