veganhomesteadibg Photos & Videos

1 month ago

🌿Homegrown tea! ☕️ A handful of Tulsi makes the heart glad 😁❤️🙌🏻🌿☕️ • • Grown in an area of ~ 4.5-5 hours of gently dappled sunshine ☀️. We purchased two Tulsi plant starts locally @forvillagers late this spring season and they are thriving. They came with buds on them which we removed and saved seeds from for next year. 🌺 We continue to remove the buds to encourage leaf 🍃 growth. This guys are planted in an organic mulch and soil mix that I (Athena) mixed from some options available on the quick at Lowes. In the future we plan to regenerate our very compact clay soil with compost, straw and other non-till means. If you've not grown your own tea, you should try Tulsi! Maybe even add a bit of stevia in the garden for a sweet addition to your tea adventures! • • Holy basil (or Tulsi) is native to the Indian subcontinent and other parts of tropical Asia. The leaf and seed oil are used therapeutically. Studies support its benefit for asthma related symptoms and blood sugar control in type II Diabetics--though this is in very specific doses multiple times per day. You can read more on the University of Michigan's Medical Research Website. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ Typically most people dry it and use it as tea. It is SO tasty freshly dried and steeped in hot water with stevia on a cool morning 🏔 #tea #homegrowntea #teagarden #homesteading #homestead #looseleaftea #herbs #holybasil #garden #organicgarden #homesteadgarden #fresh #eatbeautiful #driedherbs #growyourownfood #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #veganasheville #homesteadingskills

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2 months ago

🤛🏻✅💪🏼 It was a busy week/day. 💪🏼✅🤛🏻 . • I (Athena) sprouted mung beans for the first time (don't laugh...baby steps!!) • Made date-sweetened vanilla almond milk with leftovers of each, FROZE them & at my GENIUS husband's suggestion, used them for some creamy aeropress brewed ice coffee 🤤🤤🤤 • Strung some Farmer's Market greasy beans • Saved my own Aquafaba from home cooked chickpeas for future vegan donut & homemade vegan mayo recipes • Picked and am drying dill and Tulsi (holy basil) from our herb garden • And made a TON of hummus...also retired an old food processor as it started smoking after a few seconds of use.....yikes 😬😳😤. . And other fun things...like making necklaces with my daughter and reading stories, giving kisses to her and all the puppies (6 at current count, 5 of our own + 1 summer guest), researching straw-bale gardening (not sure how I feel about it yet...will probably do my own version with 1/2 bales and more compost --we have hard, compacted red clay....any suggestions???), refined the plan for the fall garden taking into account less sun in our new yard than we'd hoped 😐, & made dinner out of 6 different left-over meals (!!!!!!!) WHEW!!!! And it's only 5:30pm! #familymovienight #stillfeellikeihaveSOmuchtodo -------------------------------------------------- ♻️Reduce, reuse, THEN recycle♻️ -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadskills #sprouting #homemade #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #vegangardening #appalachia #asheville #veganasheville #canning #preserving #zerowaste #nowaste #reuse #zerowasteliving #homesteadingskills

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