Happy Herbalist Day! 2017

Happy Herbalist Day! 2017

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[caption id="attachment_761" align="aligncenter" width="960"] to all my herbie friends![/caption] "None of us can walk the herbal road alone." That is a quote from an email I got from school today. It couldn't be more true. And for all of those that have walked this road with me, you have my gratitude! Shalom![caption id="attachment_233" align="alignleft" width="100"] never underestimate the value of what you do![/caption]
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Cleavers – The Spring Cleaner

Cleavers – The Spring Cleaner

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What could be more invigorating, waking up from the winter doldrums and bursting into spring than a tonic to do that very thing! (wow, I rhymed) There's an herb for that! It goes by the name cleavers (or clivers or bedstraw). [caption id="attachment_802" align="alignright" width="300"] cleavers is often found around growing around something it can climb up on[/caption] You can find a huge list of things that cleavers can be good for, but today let's focus on the word "herbal tonic". The earth that we live on is usually the best indicator for what to use, when, where herbal tonics are concerned, and the herbs that grow in every yard and in every open place they can find in the wild, this time of year, include cleavers, chickweed, henbit, dandelion,…
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Cleavers – The Spring Tonic Cleanser

Cleavers – The Spring Tonic Cleanser

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What could be more invigorating, waking up from the winter doldrums and bursting into action, than with a spring tonic to aid you do that very thing! There's an herb for that! It goes by the name cleavers (or clivers or bedstraw). [caption id="attachment_802" align="alignright" width="300"] cleavers is often found growing around something it can climb on[/caption] You can find a huge list of things that cleavers can be good for, but today let's focus on the word "spring tonic". The earth that we live on is usually the best indicator for what to use and when. Where herbal spring tonics are concerned, the herbs that grow in every yard and in every open place they can find in the wild, this time of year, include cleavers, chickweed, henbit, dandelion,…
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How to Use Violets

How to Use Violets

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[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignright" width="300"] violet blooms soaking up the spring sun[/caption] They are the color of spring. They are the taste of spring. They grow anywhere, everywhere. I have found them in the woods, in the shade and in full sun in our strawberry beds at the farm. VIOLETS! The entirety of the violet plant is useful in some way... the flowers, the leaves, and the roots. How to Use Violets To start with, try a leaf. Go ahead, pluck one off and chew on it. Taste it. Note the slipperiness of the leaves in your mouth. The way an herb tastes is a very good indicator of its medicinal value. To try a violet tea, put a large teaspoon of fresh chopped up violet leaves (and flowers and roots…
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Where are you? We are here!

Where are you? We are here!

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[caption id="attachment_299" align="alignleft" width="300"] this is where we are![/caption] Homeschool "Mom's Night Out" looks like it was a big success! My daughter Hannah, her sister-in-law, Rebecca went with all the other moms in the group to a local artists' shop. (She teaches the art class Rebecca's daughter attends. ;) ) This shows you, our readers sort of where we are. Where in the world are YOU?
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