Author Archives: Dawn Combs @ Mockingbird Meadows

About Dawn Combs @ Mockingbird Meadows

I am a stay at home mom, homesteader and practicing herbalist who owns and operates an herbal health farm. I raise bees and medicinal herbs and am passionate about teaching others how to use herbs for health in their everyday lives.

Top 10 Things to do with Your Extra Kombucha Scobys

How many of you just thought Kom-whattie- whattie?  It’s ok- if you haven’t heard about this drink, you aren’t alone.  Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink that is made with a culture (often called a mushroom or Scoby) and sweet … Continue reading

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How much cheese would a family curd if a family could curd cheese?

So I’m wondering…. how much of each type of cheese would an average family have to put back for a year? I have some great numbers from a Weston Price posting for other staples (rapadura, maple syrup, grain, coconut oil, … Continue reading

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Diaper Rash Solution

When my daughter goes through her periodic bouts with teething, her urine gets so strong she develops little ulcerous sores. Of course being in an area that’s constantly shut up in a diaper, or unpleasant messes happen, it’s very difficult … Continue reading

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Homemade Wine

Just so you don’t think we’re all about work here at Mockingbird Meadows…. Last night I tasted the wines I made this summer. It was a hard day because I was tired… the kids had run me ragged outside in … Continue reading

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Late-onset “Lactose Intolerance”

I’m starting off slow this morning.  I was up until 3am finishing up a batch of cheddar curds and pressing my parmesan.  I really have to start earlier in the day with my cheeses!  We’ll see if I get around … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

Well, Ruby has finally bonded with us.  She must have had a bad experience somewhere along the line before she got to us.  Her last owners said that she wasn’t very social and didn’t want her head or neck touched.  … Continue reading

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The Healing Crisis

While I was sampling our honey spreads at Whole Foods a couple days ago, I met a nice older woman who was a little nervous about trying something new and healthy.  She had apparently been reading a lot about “cleansing” … Continue reading

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