Author Archives: The Herb Lady

About The Herb Lady

Welcome! We live on a beautiful little farm in rural Oregon. "Home" is a 100 year-old farmhouse, made of tongue and groove old growth cedar walls one foot thick. And yes, it's brown. But the real Little Brown House is a log cabin on our property built by Sam Barlow, who traveled across this great continent on the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. We look out the same window he looked out, we run our hands along bunks made of hand-hewn wood, as he might have done. We keep our home-canned goodies in the cool, near-darkness on the shelves of that cabin, much as folks have done for the past 150 years. It's a great place to store our root vegetables, and our well-worn gardening tools. We grow herbs--culinary, medicinal and tea--in commercial-sized greenhouses, which are bordered by an heirloom apple orchard, enormous gardens and pastures, and a greenhouse devoted to winter crops for our family's use. This blog is partly a diary of our days and a way to share our hard-won experience... but mostly it's a means to connect with other kindred spirits, like you. Enjoy!

Stevia extract

Stevia extract.

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Packin’ Pun’kin: preparing fresh pumpkin for use in baking

Packin’ Pun’kin: preparing fresh pumpkin for use in baking.

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A Copper-Covered Vase…for pennies

A Copper-Covered Vase…for pennies.

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Herb & Sugar Body Scrub

Herb & Sugar Body Scrub.

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Vintage Pantry Canisters

Vintage Pantry Canisters.

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Herbal Essence

Herbal Essence.

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Building a Better Bow

Building a Better Bow.

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