Amish Livin’: Hillbilly Homesteading

Herb Lady MIA

You might’ve been a wonderin’ where I’ve been at lately. Well, I’ve been busy on the Amish farm I moved to! Yep, that’s right. The ole Herb Lady has gone off-the-grid and planted herself in Amish country. Amish livin’ is quite hard, I must say, but it’s an experience I’ll always cherish!

My daughter, Michele, has already made her confessions from an Amish farm on her blog.

It’s been pretty crazy livin’ without electric. So far, we have solar panels and two wind generators for power and a generator for back-up. There’s lots of sacrifice but lots of rewards, too–like signs of SPRING!

Here’s a few new additions to the family

3 Chicks


2 ducks and a turkey (they’re a little camera shy!)


NOTE: The chicks, ducks, and turkey are in cages with newspaper under ’em parked right in front of the woodstove ’cause on an Amish farm, there ain’t no heating lamp!

Mama (Hair) sheep and baby lamb


Red apple tree


Hillbilly Homestead Site Coming Soon!

We’re planning a new site that’ll share the journey on this Amish farm since the first day we got the key. Things aren’t moving as fast as we’d like. We’re on limited Internet through a USB modem and we can’t upload the videos or tons of pictures because there’s only so much usage available each month.

Yep, we could go to the coffee shop for free wi-fi but life is a wee bit busy with all the Amish type chores.

I’ll be posting here when the Amish homesteading site is live, so be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email so you’ll know when it’s ready fer ya to visit…. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

The Herb Companion Magazine and a Dream


Deborah J. Tune (a.k.a. Herb Lady)

Herb Companion magazine, herbs, alternative medicine

The Herb Companion magazine has been my favorite herbal magazine for the longest. I’ve enjoyed flipping through it since way  back when I was tendin’ my ailin’ momma, husband, and daughter. On those rare occasions I got to sit down and take a breather, I’d get lost in all the stories and recipes. I love learning from the The Herb Companion’s articles, and living a simple life.

The very name of my Web site, Hillbilly Heaven Herbs, came to me back then. Yep, it did. I knew what I’d call my herb business – I just didn’t have the spare time to pursue my dreams. First, I had to tend what and who needed me. I knew there’d come a day when I’d be able to spend time on building up Hillbilly Heaven Herbs and that day came, yes it did.

Like I mentioned on the About page, things have settled down a little bit now, and I’m even able to focus on getting the website and this blog up and running. And, it just so happens one of the things I’ve been wanting to share with ya is my love of this magazine, so mosey on over and subscribe to The Herb Companion. You’ll be glad ya did!

I plan on sharin’ a ton more of my favorite magazines, books, and products with ya — and I’ll be telling ya lots more about alternative medicine, so be sure to sign up for free updates. Subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now!

Do you already get The Herb Companion? Have ya ever heard of it? It sure is a good one! Let us know in the comments what your thoughts are on this herbal publication.

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