Pine Needles: For You and Your Animals

White Pine - Pinus strobus

When you see evergreen trees is your first thought to consume them? Probably not.   However, you may want to reconsider as pine needles are not only edible, but also medicinal for you and your livestock.    Mentioned in memoirs and historical writings, pine needles – and more specifically, pine needle tea – were used […]

Rose Hips: Treasure Among the Thorns

rose hips

Have you ever noticed the tangle of wild roses growing along tree lines or among the hedgerows? Come late summer or early fall, the petals fade away and leave behind beautiful jewel-like fruits hidden in the thorny interior.  There are what are called rose hips. Rose hips range in size and shape and their colors […]