Month: April 2019

Woodland Star

Life’s lessons sometimes come as silent as a night sky and at other times as direct as a punch in the gut that sets me writhing on the ground. Yesterday was an experience of a hillside that spoke to me clearly as I was…

Balsam poplar salve for arthritis and pain…

I decided to “push” my recipe of cottonwood salve today and finish it up for my use. I took my quart of oil infused poplar buds and:1) Crushed the buds using a fruit mill. Do this over a large pot.2) Place crushed buds and…

From the humble dandelion….

I could find only scant folklore about the history and use of Dandelion Wine on the internet….Although it has been reported to be of Celtic origin, I am not sure that is true. What I surmise is that there is a great probability that…

For the Love of Cottonwood…

I woke up early this morning, unsettled in Spirit. I decided to head out early (6am) in search of herbal medicine, poplar buds. I knew my window for gathering was very narrow. Daytime temps and soil temperatures are beginning to warm. I needed to…

Science Wednesday….Solar Cooking

Wow…WOW, wow! Nothing like tackling the rocket fuel of solar cookers! I really had to hold onto everything, simply everything I have gathered as knowledge and experience in cooking with the sun to take on this puppy…. Wow! After some relatively simple steps and…

A Woman’s Staff…

I been thinking about the subject of walking sticks lately. As an ecologist, botanist and herb-wife, one can often find me outside wandering the local hills, drainages and wetlands. Prior to stepping out-of-doors, I always equip myself with basic field gear: a hat, jacket…

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: