Category Archives: General

A message from the Camino

Many of you may know that our wonderful co-worker Sue is currently on pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago and has been since early September. For anyone following her instagram feed @suegeorge322, you will be familiar with the beauty of … Continue reading

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Rosemary

I wanted to get back to our common herb posts. Each time I write one of these, I am amazed all over again at how many benefits the common herbs we find in our gardens have. This truly is a … Continue reading

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Making your own tinctures

Making your own simple tinctures is easy and relatively straightforward. It is a way to concentrate the healing properties of the herbs in question and make the finished product shelf stable. Alcoholic tinctures will last years if stored properly and … Continue reading

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Making time for exercise

I know there are people out there that take pleasure in the act of exercising, but I’m not one of them. I like the results, I feel better after I’m done, but when I exercise with no other reason than … Continue reading

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Getting ready for going back to school

Summer has screamed by once again and my daughter is all set to start first grade tomorrow. We met her teacher yesterday, dropped her school supplies off, and did a final round of school lunch supply shopping. We start early … Continue reading

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This month in our garden

I thought it would be nice to bring back the monthly garden posts, with photos from the BHP garden. Once things get growing here in Ohio, I intend including some pictures of my own more modest efforts as well. Calendula … Continue reading

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In the News

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss! In honor of the man himself, today is National Read Across America Day and my daughter was beside herself with excitement because her kindergarten class had some very special activities planned. She got to bring … Continue reading

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Natural dog food

Recently, we have gotten a few questions about the dog food that my mom and dad fed their dog Zoe. She had a sensitive stomach and even the highest end dog food brands were not gentile on her digestion. The … Continue reading

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How cinnamon can help keep us healthy

Cinnamon is ubiquitous in any pantry, being a staple spice in baking. I use it in many of my mid-winter treats because its spicy taste warms from the inside. It is versatile and can be used in sweet and savory … Continue reading

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In the news

Here are a few articles that have caught my eye recently: What’s Tylenol Doing to Our Minds I try to be judicious about my use of over the counter medicines, including ones like Tylenol and Advil. Because of it’s pervasive … Continue reading

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