I only use three things on my skin; witch hazel, olive oil, and natural unscented olive oil soap. That might sound rather limited but there are so many different ways to use olive oil that you’ll never get bored. I make my own lavender oil as a treatment for my skin, as a massage oil for tired muscles, and as an insect repellent in summer.
Walking the Goats and making Herbal Tea on the mountainside.
Twice a day I go out with my goatsfor an hour and walk the nearby hills and valleys. Whilst they eat I collect as many medicinal and edible plants as I can. Here’s some of my favourites…
Not many people know that the artichoke is from the same family as thistles, so I learnt from the plants already in abundance and have had much success growing artichokes. However, artichokes can be difficult to prepare for the dinner table if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here’s my recipe for a baked artichoke dip that can be enjoyed by the whole family.