Bread

Bread.  Sacred, broken, nurturing for body and soul.  Bread is universal.  It transcends, elevates, unites, and kneads us together as people.  Bread is part of our sacred ceremony and ritual, it is also a part of daily life.  It supports us, we show love by sharing bread, breaking and partaking together.  Bread heals us.  Bread sustains us.  It…

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Making Komboucha Tea

“You’re Really Gonna Drink That???!!!!” This tends to be the concerned consensus from many when they encounter my jars of komboucha tea fermenting on the homestead kitchen countertop.  Years ago, when I was gifted my first scoby aka, starter, these were the exact words my hubby exclaimed while vehemently shaking his head in disbelief.  If…

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Be the Light

Gently, slowly, softly, light diffuses particulate through snow filters, allowing it to gently recede into stillness, into calm, into peace.  Dark of night comes on gradually enveloping the homestead in soft, inky, reflected light.  Midafternoon fades into eve, and all slows.  Lighting candles brings me joy this time of the season.  It’s as if in…

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LoveMade Christmas

As darkness slowly gives way to gradual light this morning, the second kettle of the day sends it’s shrill whistle near bursting at the seams, steam and holler permeates the quiet stillness that surrounds.  Snow gently floats from sky above to touch the receiving earth waiting below.  The hens are playing it safe, staying within the confines of the cozy coop,…

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Making Medicine: Preparing Wild Chaga

Our full moon gathering of wild chaga yielded abundance that we are now processing into useable forms of chaga, for tea, for tincture/extraction, as well as skin preparations.  Wild chaga is very dense, hard, and much like the wood it grows upon, and does not break down easily.  This is how we chose to work…

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Full Moon Rising: Gathering Medicine

Damp fall air.  Cool and moist a mist falling quietly on and off as the morning stretched herself into day.  I tied on my moccasins, the ones I was gifted for Christmas from my loving man and boys, who knew how much I loved them and how they spoke to my soul.  Fringed, supple, bold, I…

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When One Woman Heals

“Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before her and all those who will come after.” -DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP Wood smoke puffs thick gray from the chimney stack outside the window on the homestead this morning.  Frost gently graces ground as roosters crow their morning song in the first glow…

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My Favorite Green Drink Recipe

Morning dawned bright and crisp, a day promising to blossom into a beautiful gift.  I woke, like several other mornings this week, craving my favorite green drink.  Listening to the wisdom of my body, I rose to get out the blender and greens to prepare the smooth and tangy breakfast beverage.  Nurturing one’s self with a green drink is…

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Surrendering All

Morning dawns long and slow these days of deep fall.  Overcast skies have kept us quiet in the early morning hours longer than usual.  The bustling energy of the season is shifting to one of drawing in, drawing close, layers of quiet blanketing our old farmhouse enveloping us all in a gentle embrace. Mornings are…

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