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Garlic Mustard: A Wild Food Gem

Why You Should Forage and Eat Garlic Mustard... Alliaria petiolata   Garlic mustard is a biennial member of the mustard family and is considered an invasive weed, but a tasty one. As its name indicates, it has a garlicky flavor. It has low growing, kidney-shaped leaves that appear in early spring. But, by … Read More

Natural Ways to Deal with Gout

Do you know someone who suffers from Gout? Gout is a disease of uric acid processing and build up. Excess uric acid is converted to sodium urate crystals that settle into joints arid other tissues. Men are more often affected than women and there is some evidence suggesting it may be hereditary. The big toe is a common … Read More

Herbs for Winter Health

This winter it seems colds, flus, respiratory issues are hitting many people hard. So here are a seven tips for prevention and also helpful tools if you do get sick so the illness will move through much faster. Be sure to try the easy tea recipes too.   1. Eat Warming & Nourishing Foods As a preventative … Read More

Lamb’s Quarters…A Delicious, Nutritious Wild Edible

Latin Name: Chenopodium album About the Plant: This annual belongs to the spinach and beet family.  A very common wild edible found in backyards, vacant lots, overgrown fields, and along roadsides. It is easy to identify, nutritious and delicious. Lamb ’s Quarters is dusted with a white powdery substance which is … Read More

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Upcoming Events

  1. Beginner Sheep Shearing School Minnesota

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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    May 8
  3. Wild Foods: Learning How to Forage

    May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    May 27

Feature of the Month

Hydration 101

Drinking enough pure water is an important foundation to basic good health. It is one of the easiest, least expensive and most ignored ways to stay healthy. It’s especially important to add minerals to Reverse Osmosis (RO), distilled, and even some purified bottled waters, because they are often … Read More


Classic Leg of Lamb

Ingredients: 1 leg of lamb, bone-in or boneless 2 cloves of garlic, cut into slivers Juice of one lemon (1/2 cup) Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon of dry rosemary, crumbled Instructions: Place lamb in roasting pan. With sharp knife, make slits in surface of lamb. Insert garlic … Read More...

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