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Getting closer to Mother Earth - why I forage

Foraging in the urban environment in which I live can be challenging…. but so rewarding! Besides the treats I bring home for use in the kitchen or in herbal earth medicine preparations, foraging activities bring me closer to Mother Earth and her cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration. 262 more words

Earth Medicine


Can’t strum my ukulele

Or click my mouse

On these damp days

Stuck in the house

Here’s my recipe

That will always work

Doesn’t cost much… 125 more words


Mid-Spring Finds

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis

Wild Quinine, Wild Quinine, Parthenium integrifolium

Horsemint, Monarda bradburiana

Plains Wild Indigo, Baptisia bracteata

Tulip Poplar, Tulip Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera

Goat’s Rue, Tephrosia virginiana

Folk Magic 365

263: Greases, Oils, and Fats

Oils and greases rendered from various animals and animal parts were well used in the Ozarks to cure a wide variety of ailments. For example skunk oil, or skunk grease, and possum grease were both commonly used alone and mixed with herbs to cure colds and chills. 524 more words

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261: Harvesting Plants Responsibly

I’m starting to lead more and more medicinal plant hikes here in my area, and while I love that folks are interested in native medicinal plants, I’m always worried that by giving this knowledge there will be those people who will abuse it. 1,153 more words

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H is for Healer - #atozchallenge

H is for Healer

Wikipedia states that a healer is someone who purports to aid recovery from ill health. Several characters in my upcoming ‘Chronicles of Century Isle’ books are considered healers, medicine men/women, warlocks/witches and fairy healers. 172 more words