Edible Wild Plants

I know it sounds hokey but when we listen to the plants they tell us how they can help us, “ said Shanoon, the herbalist. I spent an afternoon in early October with 5 others following Shanoon along a Slocan Valley, British Columbia pathway while she pointed out dozens of naturalized plants that can be…

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Welcome to Homestead Mania!

I’m Jennifer Houghton.  At the age of 46 I moved out of the suburbs onto an acre of land in the British Columbia mountains.  This blog follows my adventures as I learn to be self-sufficient, grow my own food, and live amongst the pines. Some might say I’m obsessed with frugality and living green.  I…

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