About Arwen Greer

Arwen Greer is an herbalist and homeopath whose wisdom comes from mother earth and the changing seasons. Her tiny homestead is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where she makes her medicines and cares for her family. Visit her website The Holistic Homestead to learn more.

First Aid at the Homestead

Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency – but what do we do when we become injured or ill? It's important to have a self-sufficient first aid kit on hand.

Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency – but what do we do when we become injured or ill? If your homestead is rural, chances are you don’t have access to a 24/7 pharmacy in the middle of the night. Even if you are homesteading in the middle of New York City, there are still some essentials that you must keep on hand to take care of yourself, your family, and even a neighbor in need at a moment’s notice.

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The Spirit of a Homesteader in the Modern Day

The modern homesteader is greatly misunderstood. Popular culture paints the picture of a backwards, back-woods, anti-social, stuck-in-the-1880’s personal. Some may believe that nobody even lives like that anymore. But just because we’re off the grid doesn’t mean we’re not with the times. Au contraire! my urban-minded friends. Homesteading is thriving and well connected in the 21st century – and is busy as ever preserving the simple life.

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