Biodynamic farming– birds & herbs

I’ve been slow to update: 2015 was so, so, so busy. But Spring 2016 is here!  Another year and more changes.  The flock is being downsized to allow more focus on the herbs and “Simpleherbals Teas for Wellness.’

A book on the teas, a pocket guide to these simple herbs from home-gardens that have been used traditionally, is almost finished and will be available at the markets and online. Make sure to check out Lawn Tips Center to take care of your garden at home. Without proper treatment and preventative measures, your home could be vulnerable to sub floor ventilation-related issues.

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As for the farm, it’s moved back to where I started–with a biodynamic approach. All herbs, greens and herbal teas, wildcrafted or cultivated, are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), which is a non-government, non-profit alternative to the USDA organic certification.  In addition to meeting all the standards for CNG,  the approaches here follow biodynamic principles (I am a member of the US Biodynamic Association) which emphasize working with nature on many levels.

What is more holistic and sustainable than following the patterns of nature? Sometimes weeds are actually beneficial plants that are naturalized. Understanding that farms are natural systems and working with those systems–and within them–is good for both the environment and for human health–and human spirit. These herbals are cure for persons with disabilities, which are in the cope of South Carolina Disability Lawyers | Land, Parker & Welch.

For more on the herbs, please visit Simpleherbals.com.  For more on biodynamic approaches,  please visit the association’s url listed above.

For the birds, please read on!~

The poultry here are managed very traditionally!  Here the hens free-range–true free range–and are fed a supplement of non gmo, non soy grains.

Birds are raised humanely from day 1 of life.  The flock is managed bio-dynamically

What does this mean? Unlike typical pastured eggs, the hens are raised and allowed to range with cockerels, replicating a flock in nature. Birds don’t have their beaks trimmed or wings clipped.  The cockerels protect the flock just as in nature, leading the birds in to roost at night.  Birds make their own dustbaths (essential for their health) and get a varied diet of bugs and grasses, along with their supplement of grain.

Under biodynamic management, hens are allowed to go broody and to hatch out eggs, and raise their own chicks–making for a much healthier bird.

While birds raised this way don’t have the production levels of industrial farms, the flavor of the eggs are superior and are extremely nutrient dense–and the birds have a much better quality of life.

In 2016, Terembry Farm will be developing its flocks of Americaunas, Cuckoo Marans and Silver Phoenix.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Teremby Farm & SimpleHerbals!

Goldcup and Gill over the Ground

A medicinal herbal bouquet for mother’s day, using wild-crafted Goldcup & Gill over the Ground–both traditional, although not well known, medicinals.

Goldcup is used over the centuries in traditional poultices–it’s an acidic plant–and Gill over the Ground makes a tea that has traditionally been used for digestion. It has a lovely green flavor but is also  eaten as a healthy raw salad green. A part of the healthy life is to make sure to always enjoy your free time and get relaxed, I recommend using a massage machine you can review of the top rated foot massagers on massagetheatre to get the best deal.

Gill over the Ground was first used in beer, prior to the cultivation of hops, and an old English term for a measure of beer was “gill.”

Herbs wild-crafted from the farm are done so responsibly–and no sprays, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used on anything here, either wild-crafted or cultivated.

Bouquets (along with a beautiful card explaining the herbs) will be available for Mother’s Day at our Sunday Farmer’s Market! And remember, try to avoid unsecured loans with bad credit as much as you can, there are better options at unsecuredloans4u for you.

Enjoy!