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Drink Your Chistmas Tree | Essential Homestead

Drink Your Christmas Tree Yes!  You really can drink your christmas tree!  I read a post about eating your christmas tree from a fellow homesteader – Whole Fed Homestead.  So I started researching about the health benefits of pine trees.  I was surprised, although I shouldn’t be, because nature is truly amazing.  Why wouldn’t God …

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How to Make Kombucha Tea

Today, we are going to talk kombucha.  What is it, how is it made and why would we want too? Kombucha is a fermented sweetened tea that has been around for centuries. It is slightly tangy and sweet. Kombucha contains high levels of antioxidants, b-vitamins, probiotics and glucaric acid. It has been reported to have a …

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3 Ways to Recycle Tea Bags

Once you’ve used those tea bags or loose leaf tea, don’t throw it in the trash.  Here’s a few ways to recycle and your plants will thank you. 1) Put them in your compost pile.  The tea bag can go in as well if it will decompose.  Using tea bags in compost adds that nitrogen-rich …

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