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What Farmers DO in Winter - Timber Frame and drink tea!

What Farmers DO in Winter - Timber Frame and drink tea!

It all started when I said I wanted a pole barn or structure of some sort near my future garden to serve as a place to wash produce, dry herbs, store tools, and get out of the sun. Then, my partner Tim starts talking about timber frame structures, how sturdy they are, and how properly built and sheltered from rot, they can last for centuries.Bird's mouth cut on a rafter, timber framing Sweet Belly Farm in Idaho

Lost Trail Ski Patrol Fundraiser - We are giving silent auction and raffle items!

Lost Trail Ski Patrol Fundraiser - We are giving silent auction and raffle items!

The Ski Patrol is a hardy set of people (see the feature photo of Jim and Jim, both in their 80's and some of the most experienced set of patrollers on the mountain!) They are at the ready all day as they ski to handle any emergency that occurs, whether it be a kid who lost track of their parent, someone buried in an avalanche, or someone who hit a rock and broke their femur (really happened a few weeks ago). 

Valentine's day recipe for Calming Calendula Bath Salts.. YUMMful relaxation!

Valentine's day recipe for Calming Calendula Bath Salts.. YUMMful relaxation!

I'm really wishing I had access to a bathtub right now, as these yummy-in-my-tummy bath salts are smelling so good, and I'm thinking about a romantic valentine's day bath with candles, rose petals, (or, in this case, Calendula petals!). 

Work Project with another farm and ideas for the future!

Work Project with another farm and ideas for the future!

Well, Swift River Farm you are just making wonderful progress on your sustainable straw bale home! Had a great time helping out. Needless to say, S...

Guide to Sweet Belly Farm Herbal Healing Salves

Guide to Sweet Belly Farm Herbal Healing Salves

      Sweet Belly Farm  –-------- Salmon, ID ----- Guide to Healing Salves All salves are made from natural, pure carrier oils, sourced from et...

Wildcrafting Arnica, St. John's Wort and Cottonwood Bud

Wildcrafting Arnica, St. John's Wort and Cottonwood Bud

  Summer 2016: I Used these three ingredients to make my new “Arnica Relief” Salve with Arnica, Cottonwood Bud, and St. John’s Wort oils as well as...

Herbs For Respiratory Health: Mullien, Marshmallow Root, Ginger, and more

Herbs For Respiratory Health: Mullien, Marshmallow Root, Ginger, and more

This is a wonderful article by Redroot Mountain, a school of botanical medicine, that outlines exactly how I like to use herbs this time of year, w...