Nothing says spring to me like the scent of lilac blossoms. They remind me of the sweetness of childhood, my mother’s birthday, and the hope and renewal that spring rains can bring. The fragrance so heady and delicious I’ve always want to eat them – and you can! While I enjoy lilac blossom tea with a…

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I woke early this morning to set out and harvest nettle root from my small but healthy patch of nettles (urtica dioica) The peak time to harvest roots is early spring while the vitality still resides in the root pushing upwards for new growth, or autumn while the vital energies are drawing downwards to the earth…

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I love the month of March.  I love the dramatic intensity of the weather this time of year brings. The sudden rain followed by the sudden break of sunshine; the cleansing wild winds followed by stillness; the noticeable lengthening of daylight past Equinox; the cheerful twittering of birds; lambs and calves joyfully hopping along the…

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