The Homestead Herb Factory
Lately, my husband and I have been busy surrounding ourselves with herbs and botanicals.
There are bundles hanging all over the place slowly drying, the dehydrator is always full and then we've got the mesh drying racks loaded up as well. I love these racks as they really do pack a lot of herbs into a small space. These herbs and botanicals are used for culinary, medicinal and skincare products.
Many of them will be infused in oil for soap and skincare, others will be infused in raw apple cider vinegar. We've decided to start making our tinctures using a product that we can make ourselves: Apples. Vodka is expensive and not guaranteed accessible but apples grow on our land and we've become quite good at making ACV. It acts as a good Here's the recipe for apple cider vinegar if you are ever tempted to try it!
Of all the things we do around here, working with herbs is my favorite. I find it therapeutic and uplifting. Plus, I get to feel like a witch because this place takes on an old-world sort of vibe with all these herbs hanging from the rafters in bundles.
My internet connection is being a pain today so I'll have to continue this post and share more photos tomorrow.