This is a powerful custom search engine that will allow you to search my entire site, or just a specific section.
Page 20 of 289
Instead of cutting a tree for the holidays, you can plant one, when you choose a living tree. Sold in containers, living trees have their roots intact and can be planted outdoors or grown in their containers following the holiday. PLANTING YOUR TREE OUTDOORS The most important decision to make when choosing a […]
November 28, 2017
If you are sensitive to any evergreen tree, you could, obviously, use a fake tree made of plastic or metal, but there are ways to make a real tree more tolerable. People with sensitivities have given me some great ideas. Decorate a live tree outside and put it in a picture window. That way you […]
Instructions at https://youtu.be/GHMRnBRf6_c Like most everything else today, it seems like most Christmas tree ornaments are made from plastic and other synthetic materials. But that wasn’t always so. The first ornaments on holiday trees reflected the “ornaments” hanging on natural trees during the season: fruits, nuts, and cones. To continue this tradition: Tie small […]
When we celebrate the winter season by decorating our homes with evergreen trees, wreaths, and boughs, we continue a tradition that has its roots in the earliest beginnings of humankind. Throughout the world, virtually every culture has used evergreens for some kind of celebration around the Winter Solstice – a yearly affirmation of the […]
Wreaths are now a common sight at all times of year, but they have their origins in the ancient wreaths made for Winter Solstice. Back in pre-industrial times, people were dependant for their survival on what they could obtain from their natural surroundings. In the northern latitudes, winter was a time when there was little […]
On 6 November I wrote a whole post about the different types of turkeys available and announced at the end of the post that I had decided to pre-order a heritage turkey, grown by local Sonoma County 4H club members and sold through the Slow Food Russian River Heritage Turkey Project. Well I did […]
Question from Sharon Hi Debra, I just had a cavity fixed and I had a reaction to the dental bonding material – mouth got really extremely dry and burning sensation, hard to swallow, one part of my lower lip a little swollen -just from the fumes after she put the bonding agent in my […]
November 19, 2017
Slow-growing, pasture-raised heritage breed meats are the most flavorful meats on the market. While they are not organic, they are real meat as nature intended and not hybrid breeds. Chicken, turkey, duck, goose, beef, pork, lamb, goat, plus bacon and charcuterie. “Heritage Foods USA was founded in 2001 to preserve endangered species of livestock from […]
November 14, 2017
Natural “miswak” tooth-stick from the Peelu tree. Comes three to a box with color coded BPA-free carrying cases.
Linen clothing for women, sizes petite to plus. I found the FLAX brand of linen clothing in a local shop and fell in love with it, but they didn’t have my size. So I went online and found this site that is the #1 online shop for FLAX clothing. Lots of loose-fitting and tailored styles […]
More than 700 varieties of heirloom and certified organic seeds for vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains and cover crops, many particularly suited for the Southeast USA. Also seeds to grow your own organic cotton. “It takes many farms to grow a collection of seeds like what we offer. We’re proud to work with a network of […]
“Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressings come in 7 delicious garden inspired flavor combinations. Our dressings are made with fresh, cold ingredients and never, ever cooked. At Salad Girl, we truly believe in the integrity and the safety of Certified Organic Foods. Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressings are: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, and Soy Free. […]
Gloves, socks, scarves and hats made from bison wool. “Have you ever seen a shivering bison? There is a reason for it, the downy undercoat that protects the largest land mammal in the western hemisphere warm and cozy in temperatures down to -40f. Bison fiber is ultra-insulating, wicks moisture away from your skin, and really […]
Handknit wool cowl with wooden buttons. They also sell pattern and handmade wooden buttons to make your own.
“Delightfully soft & soothing organic clothing and accessories that promote the health & well-being of those who wear them, those who produce them, and, ultimately, to the well-being of our Mother Earth!” This website imports high quality organic woolens from Europe for babies, children, and adults, made from various varieties of wool. Hats and headwear, […]
Most of what I write about on this website is how to find nontoxic products for purchase. Because most readers are buying products rather than making them. But I do want to mention that it is also possible to simply find nontoxic products or have them “fall out of the sky.” Three times in the […]
Question from Emily Hi Debra, Thank you for all the information you have worked hard to share with others. There’s so much helpful advice on your website and I have barely started to read through it! I am in transition as far as a place to live and am looking for a holistic home.. […]
Page 20 of 289