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Permaculture Resources

If you’d like to learn more about permaculture, here is a list of books, videos, and websites to help you along your journey. Websites Forums permies.com – the home page is beautiful and the forum is rather rough-looking, but it is searchable and there is great info in it. You…

Mathmetical Medical Measurements

I’m actually writing this post because I will NOT retain this in my head. I do not retain anything numerical. I am a word person (like that alliteration I put right there in the title of this post). This is some general information I found about dosage equivalents for liquid…

Coffee, Not!

I loved taking on the challenge of making a coffee substitute. This is another of my teas that takes a little more work because it is a root-based tea and some of those roots are roasted. Coffee, or not, you decide. Actually, I didn’t think I could mimic the taste…

Finding the Wild Places

I am writing this post on Earth Day, 2024.* Did you know that Earth Day was established in 1970 by then-President Richard Nixon? I did not know that. And not to get political, but that is a great demonstration that man is multifaceted and that both good and bad can…

What is an Archetype?

I’ve lived most of my life not even thinking about archetypes. I’d heard the word, sure. But it wasn’t really on my radar. Now, it is. So, what is an archetype? I like this explanation from Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Archetype comes from the Greek verb archein (“to begin” or “to rule”) and the…

Homemade Red Pepper Flakes

Warning. This recipe is dangerous. You’ll want to wear a mask, glasses, and gloves (or wash your hands afterward). Truthfully, I’m not sure I’ll ever do it again. Despite the mask, I was still coughing from the hot pepper dust. Still, it’s nice to know you can grow and make…

Downsizing (?) my Herbs

If I had known this endeavor would turn into a blog post, I would have taken better photos—better composition, better lighting…yadda, yadda. But truth be told, I don’t have time for that right now. Downsizing my herbs turned out to be a bigger endeavor than I thought. I had put…

Cha Cha Chai

This is one of my most popular teas. It takes a little more work than most of them because you will have some toasting and grinding to do. But the aroma from the toasted spices will fill your kitchen with unbelievable fragrance (who needs incense?). The recipe is below, but…

My Spiritual Home, at Last

My Spiritual Home, at Last You might call me a Green Witch. I have chosen to call myself a Daughter of the Earth (or Earth Child), which came to me this morning after searching and searching and searching for a name that works with my newly recognized Earth-based spirituality. I…

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Letting Go

I’m in the middle of what I am calling the big purge. I’m letting go of physical stuff, but I’m also letting go of internal stuff—the stuff that other people’s expectations are made of. For example, did you know (I just read this in a psychology book) that your critical…

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A Message from Raven

This is Raven. While you humans are ingenious and creative, you don’t always see the big picture. Here is what you are missing… Oh, we crows (we know you don’t really recognize the differences [from ravens], but we don’t set ourselves apart from each other, so please stop trying to…