How To Harvest and Store Your Own Seeds

Collecting your own seeds is a great way to save some money and have some extra seeds in your library for trading with friends. Collecting local seeds also ensures that the future plant will be adapted to your region, as the mother plant passes on its genetics. We’ve...

Gratitude and the January Blues

It’s that time of year, the January blues, or blahs, when the cold, reduced daylight and post holiday void leaves many people feeling a little empty, drained and, yes, depressed. We all have so much to be grateful for, any combination of friends, family, health,...

Yarrow – Achilles’ Herb

We put a lot of research into the herbs we planted in our field, and while we trust that research, we haven’t personally experienced every benefit of every herb for ourselves. Yarrow aka Achillea millefolium was one such herb, until recently, that is.  our...

Herbal Zucchini Bread (!)

In addition to the 40,000 herbs and flowers, we also have a small, very overgrown vegetable garden that is mercilessly pumping out giant zucchinis. Every 2 days, I pull about 7 honkers out of there! It’s a lot of zucchini. I made zucchini soup, zucchini pizza...

It’s the Lochland Caesar!

It seems to be the thing to do lately … take the Canadian classic Caesar and make it your own. Some people add crazy beans, other people have added candied bacon or even a piece of fried chicken (Seriously, that’s a menu item!) Well, Lochland Botanicals thought, what...

Breathing & Letting Go

Photo by Linda Shantz Ah, to unwind and let go. It sounds so nice, doesn’t it? And yet, often, so much easier said than done. Even here on the farm, one can get caught up in everything that’s happening and everything that needs doing. The head becomes overwhelmed and...

5 Amazing Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint is well-known around the world for being just that, a flavour of mint, associated with toothpaste or chocolate, and maybe a tummy-settling tea. But the truth is peppermint has so much more to offer than simply wonderful flavour. Peppermint Can Improve...

How to Improve Recipes with Herbal Blends

Cooking is a huge part of our family culture. While not everyone in the family cooks, certainly everyone enjoys home-cooked meals – and the ones who don’t help cook, clean up after! Onion, garlic and herbs. You can’t go wrong! One part of the draw...

Sage, “The Savior”

While visiting us in the summer months, it’s hard to ignore the rows upon rows of sage gently rustling in the breeze. Their lush foliage and esthetically-pleasing uniform shrubbery draw the eye from across the field, but why did we bother planting over 1000 of these...