I’ve been so crazy busy this summer helping my fledgling out of the nest, expanding the coop run and going berserk in the garden…. which, I think, these Sunflowers must have channeled. Lol. The tallest is 14 feet. The variety? Mammoth Russian. I think I’ll leave these epic beauties to the birds. I can’t bear […]
Spent my entire self-alloted hour and thirty on FB being appalled by the rampant racism. Timely enough, today I have some fresh tincture to make: Scullllllcaaaap (Scutellaria lateriflora, Scullcap, Mad-Dog Scullcap). I use this stuff every. single. day. and I may need some EXTRA (gallons). It’s great for helping with sensory processing, restlessness, agitation…y’all might […]
Vebascum thapsus is one of my very favorite “common weed” herbs. Learn how to make a great oil for earache.
Every morning, after the dew burns off the plants, I harvest throughout my herb garden. It’s a meditation and ceremony. The rest of the world melts away and my senses are filled with delicious scents, bold colors, the quality of the light and all the creatures that make my garden their home. In a typical […]
Today, I’m working with Hypericum perforatum, or St.John’s Wort. Most people think of this plant as “The Depression Herb.” However, helping with mild depression and anxiety is only one of the myriad of ways it is useful. Did you know that it’s great as a wound healer? It helps to regenerate nerves and helps with […]
Flu season last Winter: how many of you used an elderberry product? I remember so many people asking where they could get it in town because it was sold out. It’s that good, but did you know that elder FLOWER is also really helpful during flu season? And it can help with your allergy complaints […]
Finding myself swinging between rage and despair for the umpeenth morning in a row, I was gifted by a sudden offer of large rocks to use in the medicine garden. When we are angry and afraid, our bodies ready us for fight or fight. In modern, colonialist culture, we regularly handle this by numbing ourselves […]
Today, I planted a mix of wild lettuce, Echinacea, elecampane, Monarda, anise hyssop, culver’s root, Lobelia, Scrofularia, yarrow, and will seed some red clover into this bed which was already full of purslane and amaranth. The amaranth has got to go once it’s big enough to pull (we’ll eat it lol), but the purslane can […]