“Unmarked days pass so quickly, but periods of ritual give them a longer meaning and life.” -Adelma Simmons Christmas is quickly approaching and the hustle and bustle of these last few days can be overwhelming. Most folks are attempting to squeeze one more errand into each day. Some may be attempting to obtain one more … More Christmas Comfort
When my nieces were younger, they used to love to play hide and seek. As a doting aunt, I frequently spent time with them playing their favorite games. To this day, I can vividly remember them saying, “Let’s play seek and find, Aunt Penny.” With Halloween quickly approaching, and the little ghosts and goblins set … More Seek and Find
“Jack Frost was in the garden, I saw him there at dawn. He was dancing round the bushes and prancing on the lawn.” -John P. Smeeton After a cold, crisp October night that heralded temperatures into the upper 30’s, (without frost, so far 🙂 I decided it might be a good time to share tips … More Are You Ready for Winter?
Gardeners everywhere are rejoicing this time of the year whenever they head to their gardens. What could be better than vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers (of all varieties) and herbs? Looking at the bounty from my own gardens, I have to pause and give thanks for the blessing of abundance and the flavorful possibilities that await. With … More The Bounty of the Season
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who have been following my blog or attending workshops (at our herb shop) for any length of time know that I truly believe in the value of … More Food For the Body and Soul
” America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman In honor of our nation’s 240th birthday, I wanted to dedicate this blog to some of the traditions and virtues from the past and present, all of … More Happy Birthday, America!!
“Show me your garden and I shall show you who you are.” – A. Austin Welcome Spring! Did you know that there is a world of health springing to life right outside your door? This is the best time of the year for healthy greens and herbs that can be easily added to your diet. … More Herbs and Greens for Spring
Did you know that late summer (into fall) is the best time to cut and dry herbs in preparation for winter projects? Did you also know that fall is a good time to plant perennials including herbs and bulbs in order to establish strong root systems? This includes milkweeds, a group of plants Monarch butterflies … More Nature’s Harvest…Our 2016 Fall and Winter Event & Workshop Schedule
Did you know that small changes in your eating habits can make a huge impact on improving your health and happiness? To function at their best, our bodies require the right amount of basic foods; whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, healthy amounts of fat and water. Our bodies can obtain the necessary vitamins and … More Eating Healthy (with Herbs)