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Treating Our Chooks Scaly Leg Mite

A little while ago I noticed my broody was constantly pecking at her legs. I made a mental note to follow it up then a couple of days later Mark mentioned that she had huge scales on her legs. After consulting Dr Google I learned that we had a case o...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Oct 17, 2012

Yummy Pesto Recipe

We have an abundance of basil in the garden at the moment and it has just started to seed, so I decided to make a pesto with all the leaves before the plants start to dry up. The pesto can then be vacuum sealed in glass jars and stored in the pantry...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Feb 5, 2012

How to preserve your harvest

   During the summer there is an abundance of fresh produce in our garden. It really is very special and I am so grateful for the beautiful bounty. I just love to share all the goodies around with all my loved ones. Sometimes there can be...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Jan 21, 2012

How to make a substitute for saffron using Marigold flowers

Marigold flowers can be used to make an inexpensive substitute for saffron. The process is very easy and effective.Collect your fresh Marigold flowers.Put them in a cool and dark place to dry.Once dry pulverize the centers in mortar and pestle.Store...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Jan 4, 2012

How to make a non-toxic orange dye using marigold flowers

This dye can be used for any 100% natural wool yarn or fabric. First tear up 4 cups of marigold flowers for each 50grams of wool you wish to dye. Put the flowers in a large pot and add enough water to cover.  Boil the flowers for 30...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Jan 4, 2012


  Botanical name: Calendula officialis Marigold has several medicinal properties which render it valuable in the treatment of many complaints. This plant affects the blood, lymphatic, stomach, intestines, liver, gall-bladder, skin and uterus...
by Conscious Birth Mama on Jan 3, 2012

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