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15th Jul 2023

Chicory and Mullein: Uncovering the Benefits of Unique Plants on the Podcast

Let's talk about weeds

In this episode of the Homestead Podcast, co-hosts Carol and Jamie discuss their busy schedules and lack of time for research. They mention their ongoing exploration of homemade lotions and potions but decide to hold off on sharing until they have mastered what they are working on.

They also talk about drying herbs, including lemon balm and oregano, but note that they have personal preferences on which herbs they can handle due to their strong scents. Jamie shares her experience with drinking lemon tea, which she found to be refreshing and beneficial for various health concerns. Carol asks about dandelion tea, which Jamie explains can be bitter but is believed to have diuretic properties.

They touch on the cost and reluctance to visit the doctor, highlighting the use of herbal books as alternatives for self-care.

Carol discusses the herbs plantain, lemon balm and the Mullein plant. Carol ordered "the Lost Book of Herbs" so she can quit bothering Jamie to look up stuff for her.

The new cooktop is in the island in Carol's kitchen island

Carol canned Rhubarb concentrate using these lids

Carol also made toad in a hole British style with our new cast iron UPAN


  • 00:00:29 Homesteading and herbal remedies discussed.
  • 00:05:08 Exploring herbal remedies and uses.
  • 00:10:43 Herbs can be used creatively.
  • 00:16:57 Old appliances don't last long.
  • 00:23:29 Beef heart can be disguised.
  • 00:33:08 Cast iron pan worked well.
  • 00:38:10 Setting up drip irrigation system.
  • 00:41:07 Drip irrigation requires ongoing maintenance.
  • 00:44:18 Gardening tips and weather updates.


~Lotions & Potions (cont)


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About the Podcast

2GH Coffee and Conversation
Homestead Coversations with Carol Radtke & Jamie Kappes
2 gals chatting about homesteading, over coffee at the kitchen table, with Carol and Jamie.
Carol run a small raw milk dairy farm in rural Minnesota. As it is legal to sell raw whole milk, skim and raw-milk cream, Carol makes special effort to educate others on the benefits of consuming aw milk.
Jamie is an urban homesteader (if a small rural town in Minnesota can be considered "urban"). Jamie is an experienced gardener and is an advicate for gut-health, with the cusumption of fermented foods of all kinds.

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