Monthly Archives: August 2016

Seasonal Transitions

Sometimes we need a little support during the transition times.  I support the plants by providing cover which helps regulate the temperature between day and night, providing a little warmth, protection and regularity.  We begin wearing jackets and scarves to help keep the cold breezes out too.

Transitions Essential Oil Blend

Transitions Essential Oil Blend

Transitions, a healing blend of essential oils, is a great way to support the mind and body via the limbic system.  It is comforting while being action oriented.  You can wear it on the skin or a scarf or just smell right from the bottle.

Lavender harmonizes the flow of chi helping things to work together smoothly.

Cypress circulates the chi, aiding in letting go of the old and welcoming the new, transforming one’s approach to change.

Palmarosa is nourishing and warming and encourages grounding.

Cedar Atlas tonifies, helping to clear blockages, both physical and emotional.

These are in a base of Safflower oil at around 50% strength in a 3,75ml bottle.  Tap on the bottom to release one drop at a time on the wrists or in the palm of your hand, then breath deeply in as many times or as often as you like.

Enjoy each day as it comes and goes.

2016-08-10 Things that are new including second plantings.

We stay very busy but we have a good rhythm and we work together. This year we have some new stuff happening. We have a second crop of Lemon Sorrel that should last through the winter into the spring. We have a second crop of Chard (mangold) coming along very quickly and this will last until the hard freezes.

newest crop of Chard to last until the hard freezes reach into our thick remay

Newest crop of Chard to last until the hard freezes reach into our thick remay

And I have several new herbs that I have never grown before and these have been a huge blessing to me.  I tend to grow what I, my family, or my friends need.  Often when I hear about an herb and am interested in it, it seems to somehow to appear in my life.

Wood Betony Stachys Officinalis

Wood Betony (Stachys Officinalis)

Blue Vervain Verbena Officinalis

Blue Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)

Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

These last 3 are wonderful nervines, a class of herbs that I am learning more about the energetics of.

2016-08-03 High-quality dried Organic Herbal Tea Blends

Four new tea blends, made from 100% organic herbs, grown and hand-harvested in our gardens:

1. Tulsi, Mint and Lemon Verbena – uplifting and energizing
2. Mint and Gotu Kola – support the mind
3. Lemon Balm and Marshmallow –  nourishing
4. Swedish Wild Rose petals, German Chamomile, Calendula petals, and Lemon Balm – relaxing

New Moon, New Stuff.

New Moon, New Stuff.