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Fire Cider Debacle ~ Valentine’s Special

This link is to a wonderful youtube video of Rosemary Gladstar’s
Fire Cider receipe ~~
Rosemary Gladstar’s – Fire Cider

It seems that some people / companies are just about money .. unfortunate.
Especially in the case of TM (trade marketing) an herbal remedy that folks have been making forever.
The link above (youtube) is Rosemary showing how to make this ‘fire cider’ and all the properties of each ingredient.

Quote:

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live …
as well as think.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fire Cider 2014
Fire Cider 2014

Ms Tina Sams over at the Essential Herbal Magazine wrote an excellent blog regarding this and so, I am posting a link to that blog post
Oops, that isn’t yours!

If you would like to subscribe to the Essential Herbal Magazine

The Essential Herbal Magazine Jan / Feb 2014
The Essential Herbal Magazine Jan / Feb 2014

This month’s cover is of our ‘brook at the farm’ here in Maine.
We took that photo last January 2013 .. and now we are living our dream.

Quote:

Do not go where the path
may lead ..
Go instead where there is
no path …
and leave a trail.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Valentine Day 2014
Happy Valentine Day 2014

Our Valentine’s Day Special ~
10% Off ALL orders over $75.00
Valid thru 02/13/2014.

Visit our Massage Oil page
for that special something – also on special

Quote:
Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength ..
While loving someone deeply ..
gives your courage.
~~ Lao Tzu

Winter is moving along .. and very very cold in some areas of the USA ..
please keep cozy and warm. Taking extra care with the elders and children and pets ..
We are day dreaming thru seed catalogs and visualizing and yes lots of day dreams.
The Farm is a ‘work in progress’ and I for one am so looking forward to playing in the dirt.
After the winter ..
til next time ~ Rosanne

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YuleTide ~ coming of the New Year ~

Quote:

“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

YuleTime ~
May the Light of the Sun

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 !!!

Radio City, Manhattan NYC
Radio City, Manhattan NYC

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 ..

Pine Cones from when I lived in the Bronx, NY in my back garden.
Pine Cones
from when I lived in the Bronx, NY
in my back garden.

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.

Yule The Winter Solstice
Yule
The Winter Solstice

Some holiday scents suggestion for you to diffuse for your home or office:

– Holiday Spice : with sweet orange, cinnamon, clove, & nutmeg

– Samhain Nights : with spruces, cedarwoods nutmeg & bay

– Midnight Portals : grapefruit, lime, spearming, sandalwood & OakMoss

– Scandanavian Winter : Cedarwood & Spruce

End Quote:

Blessed is the Season ..
which engages the whole world ~
in a conspiracy of Love.
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

As the Season changes and the winds become fierce,
stay cozy and warm ~ Peace
til next time, Rosanne

Last January 2013 at the farm
Last January 2013
at the farm
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Veteran’s Day & 11/11/11

In honor of all our Veterans ~
that have served our country ..
… past and present …
we thank you.
Quote:
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
– Joseph Campbell
 The new issue of the Essential Herbal has arrived:
 The Essential Herbal Magazine – November / December 2011

Inside this issue:

* Calm Amid the Chaos by Tiffany M Psichopaidas
* Delicious Wintertime Remedies by Kate Ferreri
* Celebrating Martinmas by Lautanen-Raleigh
* Fire and Ice Balm by Marci Tsohonis
* Goldenseal History and Use by Joe Smulevitz
* Nutrients for your skin by Cindy Jones, PhD
* Pomanders by Buena Tomalino
* The Herbal Adventures of the Twisted Sisters Part 5 by Tina Sams & Maryanne Schwartz
* Creating Sacred Gardens by Marita Orr

If you have missed any of the back issues we still have some in stock.

Please visit our page: The Essential Herbal Magazine

The new issue of Aromatherapy Today International Journal:

Aromatherapy Today International Journal ~ Vol 51 / August 2011

Inside this issue:

  • Essential Oil Profile – Ylang Ylang by: Deby Atterby
  • Hydrosol Ylang Ylang by: Suzanne Catty
  • Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy by: Penny Price
  • Vibrant Immune Systems w/ Essential Oils & Herbal Medicine Support by: Elizabeth Jones
  • An Adventure with History by: Deby Atterby
  • Essential Oil Profile – Davana by: Farida Irani
  • The thyme is right by: Maggie Tisserand
  • The Ordinary Mind, Perfume & Natural Health by: Alex Lawless
  • An Excellent Educational Experience w/ Rhiannon Harris by: Carolyn Price
  • How can the therapist assist disabled & handicapped clients by: Glennis Rogerson
  • Radiation & Plant Medicine by : Suzanne Catty

If you have missed any of the back issues we still have some in stock.

Please visit our page: Aromatherapy Today International Journal

The leaves are just starting to turn colors here in the Bronx.  The weather has been so very unpredictable.

This Dogwood in my front garden was planted by my Dad over 50 years ago. The fog has been very thick here the last few days.

 End Quote: 

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, “Autumn,”  a haiku year, 2001, as posted on oldgreypoet.com

When checking out enter coupon code: VET1111 we will take 11% off any order over $50.00.  This does not include shipping and handling.

Wishing you a colorful Autumn Season,

Til next time ~ Rosanne

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Summer Time ~ 2011

It’s already July! Time is flying by for sure. The garden is in full swing. Already harvested garlic, lavender, the mints, basil will be up next.

Photographer Sally Prisco – Summer 2011

Oppose H.R. 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

We ask that all small business owners takes the time to thoroughly read the entire bill, not just the exemptions in a vacuum, and understands all aspects of the legislation prior to supporting it. 

Please go to this page, read what it is all about and please, sign the petition. I did, will you ??

We all want safe cosmetics, but this will not help and is geared for the ‘big business’ not the small business folks.

Knowledge is power, don’t wait til it’s to late and this is a done deal.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-2-sca-2011/ 

For more information on this bill:

Ten reasons why you should not support SCA 2011:

Written by Robert Tisserand: The Environmental Working Group, who have given birth to this legislation, is an incompetent organization that does not understand the science of toxicology, does not understand natural products, and that takes a biased, negative view of safety, often seeing dangers that do not exist.

 Please visit this link to read more: Robert Tisserand  article.

The Essential Herbal Magazine – July / August 2011:  is in stock: 

– Field Notes from Tina
– Summer Recipes – yummy
– Rosemary
– Fairies
– Making Soap
– Making Cheese – more yummy
– Herbs in the Delivery Room

And much more!  We also have back issues if you have missed any.

Also back in stock / new  / on special:

–        Himalayan Salt Scrubs  

–        Carrier Oil page  for what’s new & on special:

           * Caster Oil Organic – new

           * Soybean Carrier Oil Organic – new 

–        Mandarin RED – Italy Organic – on special

Summer quote:

“And I will make thee beds of roses,
And a thousand fragrant posies.”
–Christopher Marlowe (1564-93)

 We are patiently awaiting our Ruby Grapefruit Non-Sprayed from South Africa. Rumor has it that it is now at customs. Let’s hope it will arrive sooner than later.! 

Wishing everyone a bliss filled summer .. slow easy days and magical nights. 

~ til next time,  Rosanne

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Harvest Moon & the Journey of Kindness

The Sconestone is a small stone carving with ancient Scottish origins that will be passed from hand to hand on a journey of Kindness around the world, coming in contact with people from every clime, continent and culture.
Please visit this site to read more about the wonderful story.: http://www.sconestone.com/

Our September Give A Way goes to:
Our Pocket Inhaler w/ Clear Heated Lung Blend

Tammy@bigdogmom130

We will be posting our October Give A Way this week, so stay tuned.

Tonite is the Harvest Moon, I hope you were able to get outside and gaze upon this beautiful Luna Magic.!

New and now up on the website is:

Coffee Oil ONC from Brazil .. truly yummy and for the coffee lovers .. a must have.
To read more about it visit Coffee Oil ONC

PubMed
Article: Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro.

Some of my herbal friends have Elderberry tincture, candies, cough syrup and more.

Herb from the Labyrinth : http://www.herbsfromthelabyrinth.com/

The Essential Herbal : http://www.essentialherbal.com/shop/?cat=3

Wishing you all a happy Autumn season ..

~ til next time,
Rosanne
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