Author Archives: The Dowdy Shepherd

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberries are a fantastic immune booster, cold and flu fighter and all around great for your health natural alternative. First listed in the  CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs as early as 1985, and used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama … Continue reading

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Family Herbal Medicine Chest

Herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years. Ayurvedic medicine has been around at least 10,000 years. Chinese medicine has been around for at least 5,000, and people have used plants for their medicinal properties for our entire existence … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup Recipe

These cold winter nights call for warm, hearty, homemade soup. When I heard about lasagna soup I knew it was one I had to try. Here is the recipe I came up with and can I just say, be prepared, … Continue reading

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Things You Need To Know When Buying Your First Rural Home

My husband and I recently went through our first experience buying a home and like many people these days, our purchase was considered rural. These days many people are forgoing the typical city home and looking for their little piece of … Continue reading

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DIY: How to Cover Light Switch Covers

I woke up this morning with the need for a project so I decided to beautify our light switch covers. If you’re looking for a fun, inexpensive, but totally worth while personalization for your home, this is a great way … Continue reading

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What Are Chakras?

After finishing my new line of chakra stitch markers I decided to give a more in depth look at what the chakras are and how they function. There’s a lot of misinformation about chakras so I thought this would be … Continue reading

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Stitches For Kids Holiday Drive

We had a slow start but strong finish with our first Stitches For Kids Holiday Drive ending with six full trash bag size bags full of goodies for foster children! What is especially great is that last year we barley … Continue reading

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