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‘Setting goals is the first step ..
in turning the invisible into the visible.’
~ Tony Robbins
Saying goodbye to 2015 ~ reflecting on the past year and all that we accomplished here on the farm.
Plantings of elderberries and many medicinal herbs .. incorporating Permaculture principles, creating hulgel kultur beds for plantings which save on watering and also, in the winter helps protect the herbs ..
exploring the farm and finding a wealth of herbs that grow
naturally here: burdock, comfrey, mullein, usnea and so many more yet to explore and find!
Its been a busy time here on the farm. Lots of perennial planting of herbs and veggies (asparagus)
Sprucing up the orchard, though we did loose 3 trees, and will replace those that didn’t make it.
The Elderberries are doing great! Now that they are weed free and not being choked out!
We found this wonderful young man Teddy Mattson from Thorndike ME who is certified in permaculture.
He is amazing with plantings and does Hugel Kultur. The below is our first finished Hugel with perennial herbs.
So much happening now and we are finally settling in.!
The ‘girls’ are just to sweet and love hanging out on the window.
He sure is getting big our little puppy.. he weighed in at just 100 lbs this June 2015 .. and he still is growing.
The sweetest pup you ever want to meet.
The Summer Season is in full swing, I hope you are protecting you skin from the effects of the sun.
A salt scrub is a great way to get rid of the dead skin and make your skin glow.
Visit our page: Himalayan Salt Scrubs
Consider what Dr. Mercola has to say in regard to bath and shower products:
“If I were to tell you that your shower and bath products could be putting you at risk for less-than-optimal skin and eye health, immune and endocrine function, would you pay a little more attention to your products’ ingredients?
Did you know that applying a substance to your skin isn’t much different from eating it? In fact, I believe it may be even worse.
And let’s not forget… a hot steaming shower…
* Opens your skin pores
* Drives a high absorption rate of chemicals directly into your system
* Vaporizes 70 to 90% of the chemicals present so you inhale them into your lungs
When you consider that products such as shower gels and soaps may be used daily, you can imagine the chemical residue that may build up over the years. (Source: http://bathcare.mercola.com/)
Essentially, it’s safe to say that if it’s not something you would eat, it is best not to put it on your skin.
We have added some new products:
– Anointing oil – Spiral of Life Associated with the cycles of time, seasons, birth, growth, death and then rebirth.
“Yule, is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb. Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were “wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider.” ~ Yule Lore
Holiday time has always been my very favorite time of year .!!
Mahattan NYC will forever be the must exciting and magical place on the planet at this time of year !!!
The scents from the street vendors with their roasting chestnuts,
and salty pretzels evoke vivid memories for me. The brisk cold of the season ..
making everything sharp and clear ..
Yule is a family time of year. Celebrated by the Germanic peoples and then absorbed into celebrations surrounding Christmas. Beginning at sundown on December 20th and ends at sundown January 1st. Usually celebrated with the Winter Solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter god who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. Gatherings with family and friends with a yummy meal ..
The Essential Herbal Blog ~
My friend Tina Sams owner of The Essential Herbal has posted a blog post from an earlier Nov/Dec issue of TEH that I thought I would share with you. And while your there .. you should explore her site and think about giving the wonderful gift of a year subscription to this great magazine.
For those in your life that love all things herbal and making crafts .. this is a great place for them to go.!!! Visit TEH blog
Some Trivia about this Season ~
This time of year is also called: Yule, Saturnalia (roman) Christmas.
The colors of the season are red, green & white.
With mistletoe, evergreen wreaths, lights, holly and yule log.
The energy is directed toward regeneration & renewal.
The riturals for this seaon are of personal renewal, world peace and honoring family & friends.
Customs are wreaths, lights, gift-giving, singing, feasting & resolutions.
Some holiday scents suggestion for you to diffuse for your home or office: