Author Archives: pgherbfarm

Tlingit Culture Revival

  I was born in 1942. When I was 10 years old, I asked my Tlingit Grandmother to teach me her language. She said, “Why? Who will you talk to? When I die, when your Mom dies, there will be … Continue reading

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Want to be Green? How?

  I searched for answers and get all these possibilities. I am solution oriented and want to know how to GO GREEN. How do I sort information from all these sources? As you begin to study these topics you begin … Continue reading

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Simply Making Sauerkraut at Home

Catherine and I love Rueben sandwiches. MMMM…rye bread, sauce (we use Thousand Island Dressing), slices of melted Swiss cheese and a pile of thin-sliced corned beef-topped with a generous mass of sauerkraut.  We also knew the sauerkraut had beneficial microbes … Continue reading

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Which Medicinal Plant?

How do we know we are all talking about the same plant? Early records of observers of Native American use of plants for healing and other practices was done by people who were not steeped in technical learning. They appreciated … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

,April 29, 2017 I have a lot of things I am curious about. I have read a lot about Chinese medical practices including their Barefoot Doctors programs. I have never actually explored the acupuncture practice Until NOW. I have made … Continue reading

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Disappearing Chicken Mystery at The Purple Gate Herb Farm

Catherine L. Mills I have a few backyard chickens for egg production. I have learned a lot with the 5-6 chickens for the past few years. I researched, planned, and built a portable chicken coop with the ideas of moving … Continue reading

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Memories reoccur…

Love, Grief, Understanding For fifty two years of marriage I did not see so many things As they were— lost in our busy lives. Late at night I remember. A new understanding seeps through the dark. I see. His smiling … Continue reading

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Back to the future is in progress at Home.

A friend and her husband got behind on payments due to unforeseen events and their home was foreclosed on. They found themselves without a home.  The bank  took their home and all their 18 years of equity. The bank could … Continue reading

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A Dream Come True

Years ago I read an article about how sunflowers track the sun. Until then I did not know this wonderful information. I had gone through life unaware that sunflowers followed the sun all day, recording the path in the fibers … Continue reading

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Money Talks

Kellyanne Conway is a  hired mouth with no integrity or beliefs beyond her constant running to follow the money. She endorsed Ted Cruz during his 2016 Republican presidential campaign. She chaired a pro Cruz political action committee, “Keep the Promise … Continue reading

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