Monday, March 16, 2015


Seeds and roots, 
The idea of dormancy as a beautiful part of the growth cycle. The mystery and miracle of seemingly inert seeds and roots responding to an unseen signal, and knowingly emerging with perfect timing for renewal.   

Relationship between Creator and creature, the piece that turns mystique into personally meaningful. This months musings are sprouting across a crack in the fine line between "self-love" and "self-worth".  

Not pampering yourself because "you deserve it", or "you've earned it", but because you are WORTH it! and you always have been. It's unconditional, undeserved, and the the most basic and necessary thing, for us, for the seasons of growth in our world,

I am making 8 boxes this month, based on seeds and roots, nettle, hemp seed oil, chia seed, carrot seed, burdock, rosehips, milk thistle, and mustard. I am sorry I can't describe what is inside, that is part of the fun!!
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Monday, March 3, 2014

What we have been up to (copycat post)

My lovely sister Joy put up a post today, and it reminded me that I needed to try one more time to get the kinks out of my blogger account so I could post.
It worked!
Next post will be my first on the LOVE TOKENS theme. For now, I will just give you a list of what we've been up to.
1. Firewood, it's a cold winter (Above photo, getting wood with the horse)
2. Homeschooling. tons of fun, getting pretty close to amazing
3. Making a load of tinctures
4. Ordering potatoes, seeds and turkeys
5. cooking lots of yummy food for eleven people in the home, on 4 different diets!
6. Upward basketball, so much fun, and the best way to learn how to play
7. Spinning fiber into yarn and planning our market season
8. Lastly, we are getting ready for a wedding!
 The handmade invitations, by Blessing, above, and the happy couple, below!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 one word

 Our families One word for the year, is Grateful.  
 Good baby up above, finally eating actual food, (we thought we would never have the spagettie smeared face photo.) Tasty herbal, chocolate treats to stay healthy on and indulge at the same time. The best part of making them, together. And then a small photo of my yarn, because I am thankful for my sheep, and I love spinning! A little taste of some of what we are grateful for, to start us off for the year.  I am going to be blogging a series called "love tokens". This series will be full of tiny posts, from a family that believes in small graces, and gratitude.

 Finally, this is a link to a great song, done by a great friend, Hannah. She is on a horse named Meadow, fiddling across the country, with her fiancĂ© and their dog.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Apothecary Newness

As I made some respiratory tea for asthma today, the beauty of the new apothecary made me pause and want to share it with you!  This is the tea blended and brewing,

 These are the joyful girls helping to move in the shelves after we painted the walls,

 Playing peek a boo thru the new curtains, and bringing a penny to "help pay",

 The beautiful herbs grown on our farm, what a wonderful way to nourish,
 The herbs, tinctures and supplies on the new shelf, this room is such a happy place!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tooth powder, and remineralization!

Big Smiles.

Looking for answers for yellow looking teeth, and children who are cavity prone, I found help and even hope for reversing cavities. With ingredients that absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals chemicals and impurities, other nourishing ingredients are calcium, magnesium, which many people lack, and silica.


We start off brushing with charcoal which brightened our teeth right away. I bought Activated charcoal in capsules, since it is mostly mess free to open them and pour the Activated charcoal on your WET toothbrush.
We mixed our toothpowder, put it into small jars and WET our toothbrushes again...and the verdict is in,
here are the comments,
"your teeth look really white and clean"
"tastes like mint",
"awesome, it makes your teeth feel clean"
warning: your sink will get messy, and your little people will spend lots of time brushing!
As far as recipes, there are lots of them online, I got mine from an herbal reference book, then tweaked it, with our own mint grown on our farm, which was so fun to powder!
It was pretty easy to find the ingredients that I needed, and I had a lot of fun making it, with my littles.  If you want to order tooth powder we would be happy to do all of that for you.
P.S. Nothing in my posts is meant to identify, diagnose, treat disease or make any sort of health claims about these products. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Herbalism, Garlic Infused oil and Gypsey carts

Alina Grace and I with our herbal certificates.
 Isaiah said to me, " momma, I love your herbalism!"  Now I constantly think about that, because my  ponderations with herbs involve so much more than the classes we just finished.   Gathering, tincturing, and teaching my children every step along the way.
 Today we made Garlic-infused oil.
And lastly, today was our first snow of the season, beautiful!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fresh start

So here we are again. It's been a busy summer. And Fall.
Lena and I have been taking classes from the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.
I love it.
Wildcrafting, growing and tincturing herbs.
Treating with herbs.
The best part is sharing it all with my daughter.

 We also have joined the Ithaca Farmers Market. This is from our first day. Met so many friends. It is wonderful to have such a supportive market for our farms products.
The family is strong, growing, learning. Here is the baby, with Caleb the horse and her big brother the farmer boy. I will be posting regularly again, small things as God shapes and changes our lives.
We are off on an adventure!