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DIY Elderberry Syrup

January 24, 2013

This immune boosting botanical is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Elderberry syrup has a long history of use in traditional European medicine and is so highly regarded that it has been called the “medicine chest of country people.”  Elderberry preparations are traditionally taken early enough to ward off a viral invasion from the start but can also be used as an effective treatment. This proven remedy is known to shorten the duration of colds to 3-4 days and is also effective against 10 different strains…

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DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

July 29, 2012

Old-fashioned DIY pinecone bird feeders are a fun and easy craft that kids love and you probably have most of the materials on hand. Gather Pinecones (look for ones that are opened up) Smooth nut butter (Omit if anyone has a nut sensitivity or allergy) Ghee or butter Birdseed or a mixture of finely chopped nuts, seeds & dried fruit Method Tie a piece of string around the pinecone. This is a great way to re-use ribbon, twine or jute.…

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DIY Terrariums

March 18, 2012

Terrariums are wonderful, magical environments. They are fun to make and are a great opportunity for children to learn how ecosystems work. Terrariums are essentially miniature ecosystems that can sustain themselves for long periods of time, very similar to that in the real world. The glass lid creates a continuous rain cycle: Moisture evaporates from the soil and plant leaves, water gathers on the top and sides of the jars, and then it returns to the moisture-loving plants. This was a fun and educational…

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