Begin

I took the plunge and began. Right where I am. Begin. This is where I start. The first step off the edge is the hardest. The cold plunge shakes you awake, heart beating, blood pumping wildly, lungs gasping for more. Oh, but the awake. The alive. To  the  bone  a l i v e. All…

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Love in a Cup

Let me pour you a cup of flowers. Yes, Please.   What is it about a cup of flowers poured over with steaming hot water? How is it possible that the right combination can move you to tears? Offering an unconscious release, you never knew you needed. Until now.   Let me pour you a…

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Wildly Free Herbal Coffee

What makes you feel wildly free? Is it your morning coffee routine?  Or does your morning coffee routine make you feel bound and tethered to the pot, begging for immediate mercy?  The balance for me lies somewhere between wildly free, and somewhat bound and tethered on most days, if I am being boldly honest with myself.…

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Food + Sacred

Your Body is a Temple. The body is the house of our soul, the sacred temple that we get to live this one wild and wondrous life in.  It is a magnificent gift.  I invite you to explore the connection between how you feel internally, with what you are choosing to consume, the link between food…

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Awakening

The day broke strong and bright signaling the beginning of the weekend.  Warm humidity of melting snow permeated the air, and stirrings within me suggested strongly the possibility of the maple trees awakening, sap running.  Gathering my brace, hammer, and a few taps in my vest pocket, I stepped out into the melting snow, feeling the crystalline crunch…

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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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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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Gather

Deep fall when leaves have left their precarious perches high above heads, making their journey back to the earth, after the color, the vibrancy, the autumnal glow is fading, is the time to gather wild rosehips.  The hard frost has been upon the homestead steadily for over a week now. Breaking through ice that freezes thick on water troughs…

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

Fall is ripe for adventure.  There are football games and tailgating, extra friends home after the big game, bonfires under starlit skies, last minute sunny afternoon picnics, bike rides down winding gravel roads, apple picking, and hiking through fall colors.   All this activity calls for a little something to keep everyone well fed and…

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About: Me

Time spent in gardens and barns reminds me deeply of who I am.  Nurturing seeds, encouraging growth, gently allowing the season to unfold before my eyes in the garden brings joy with the arrival of each new, in season fruit, veggie, or herb.  The sweet nuzzle of Ms. Coco during the morning milking mingling with the smells…

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