Its been a while ~ what’s happening at SunRose

Spring 2014_with Conan the newest member
Spring 2014 with Conan the newest member of our tribe.

 Time is just flying bye .. and so much has happened in these past few months .. as we journey thru life .. there is the ebb and flow ..
with the wonder and joy, yes this is some stress and sorrow. for me it was loosing my Sasha. I am so happy she did get to spend her last few months here on the farm.
In the photo above is the newest member of our tribe .. Conan .. here he is 4 months old .. a hand full to say the least but a love bucket for sure.!!!

‘ Once you make a decision,
The Universe conspires ..
to make it happen.’
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A field of Buttercups
A field of Buttercups

With each passing day, the flowers keep surprising us. In this photo .. a field of buttercups.
I have not seen them since I was a little girl, and the happiness when I saw them put a smile on my face for days.!!

Comfrey flowering  June 2014
Comfrey flowering
June 2014

I was so every excited to see this plant here. thank heaven for technology,

as I would post a photo to facebook and ask my ‘herbie friends’ what is this plant!!!

The bees love the comfrey flowers and I have even seen humingbirds buzzing them as well.

One of our goals here is to plant a medicinal garden, so finding this comfrey here is just the start.

And with all these wonderful plants available we are hoping to keep bees down the road.

my morning sunrise at the farm July 2014
my morning sunrise at the farm July 2014

It has been a wonderful experience every day here .. starting the mornings off at sunrise

and just giving thanks for the sacred ground here and that I was able to realize my dreams.

Baby chicks April 2014
Baby chicks April 2014

Who knew I would fall so in love with these baby chicks!
They are a joy for sure and are getting so big.
We have a total of 11 now. Rhode Island Reds (5) and New Hampshire Reds (6).
Conan is not sure what to make of them .!!

Good actions give strength to ourselves ..
and inspire good actions in others.
~ Plato

Aroma2Go USB Diffuser ~ for the Techie's
Aroma2Go USB Diffuser ~ for the Techie’s

The past month of June has for sure been a challenge for SunRose.
As you know the SunRose website was not working for almost most of the month ..
and still now not 100% at time.
Earthlink bought out our old web host and that was when the nightmare began.

Thank you !!!
Thank you !!!

To my SunRose Family, thank you for your understanding and support.
The emails and calls helped a horrible situation tolerable.
If it were not for you emailing me that ..
There maybe something wrong with the SunRose site,
I would not have known.
So very thankful and grateful to you all.!

Time for change!
Time for change!

Yes, it is time for a ‘new look’ for SunRose.
Upgrading the shopping cart, a whole new look, many new features and a new web host.!!
Fingers crossed that we will be launching within the next few weeks.

Vintage Blooming Flower
Vintage Blooming Flower

We have  been replenishing our inventory and bringing in some wonderful new materials that we hope you will enjoy.!
From South Africa we now have Clary Sage Absolute and Vanilla Absolute.
Back in stock is from our India supplier Davana, Jasmine Absolute J grandiflorum and Jasmine Sambac, Frankincense Boswellia serrata.
Also new for us will be Champa in Coconut as a body oil.
Our new diffuser the Aroma2Go USB diffuser (which is already up on the current site)
And so much more .. these will all be featured on the new SunRose site
so please be patient with us for a little while longer and stay tuned for the launch of the new SunRose site !!

Blessed with a Rainbow at the farm June 2014
Blessed with a Rainbow at the farm June 2014

Wishing you all a wonderful end of Summer ~
~ Til next time, Rosanne


Announcing a new feature on UPS shipping

Dappled light in the back pasture Feb 2014
Dappled light in the back pasture Feb 2014

Forgiveness is the fragrance …
that the violet sheds ..
on the heel that has crushed it.
~~ Mark Twain

The winter is progressing, and some parts of the country are getting severe weather, be it snow or ice or rain. Winter months can be very rough for sure .. however, as in the photo above .. there is a quiet beauty that is also part of the Season. I hope that where ever you live you are safe and that you are coping with the winter weather.

Looking for a special gift for that special someone ..
or .. how about .. pampering yourself.!
Visit our website and browse around .. you may just find a thoughtful
little something that will bring a smile to someone’s face.

New UPS Service 'Sure Post'
New UPS Service
‘Sure Post’

We now can offer :: UPS ‘Sure Post’ Shipping ::

UPS will now deliver to PO Box addresses.!
When checking out be sure to look for that feature
if you want to use your PO Box.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine ..
and a man cannot live without love,
~~ Max Muller

The kiss
The kiss

Yes I am a romatic at heart.

End Quote:

We love life..
NOT because we are used to living ..
but becuase we are used to loving.
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Wishing you a loving and peaceful Valentine’s Day.

~ until next time,  stay cozy and warm thru these winter storms … Rosanne


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.


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.


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

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


January Snow ~ Recognizing Marketing Hype

Winter Snow ~ 2014
Winter Snow ~ 2014


Yes indeed it is a snowy January in Maine.
This photo was taken over the weekend. It was snowing so hard it was like a white out.
As one friend commented, if it wasn’t for the barn being red it looks like a black n white photo. We are enjoying this weather,
yes I know some folks think .. really?  you like snow??  Well, yes we really do.
Winter time is dreaming time of the Spring season and all the planting that I can’t wait to do.
We met the local Lavender Farmer and have put in a 50 plant order.  Knowing they were grown in this area will ensure (fingers crossed) that they will thrive here on the farm.!
So, yes I am daydreaming of the coming seasons, each one new for us here. And planting our garden.
Are you reading your seed catalogs while you are cozy and warm thru this winter wonderland?

Lavender from my Garden here in the Bronx , New York

Recognizing Marketing Hype ~

It has been discussed on many essential oils groups ~ the marketing of essential oils and the terms they use to sell them.
This is not a new issue honestly, and one we have discussed many many times.

Be on the look out for the following terms .. as they are purely marketing hype .. and meaningless here in the USA ..
Also, in this country the FDA does NOT certify the quality of essential oils and for sure the FDA does not provide a label that states any of the following terms:

– aromatherapy grade
– therapeutic grade
– pharmaceutical grade
– CPTG – Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
– Certified Pure PharmaGrade -(CPPharmaGrade™)
– EOBBD – Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined

Robert Tisserand wrote a wonderful article:
Therapeutic grade oils – read all about it.
click here.

Therapeutic grade oils – read all about it!

What’s on the label .. ??

When you are purchasing your essential oils be sure that they have the following information
as this will identify the essential oil you are purchasing:


Essential Oil Name : Lavender
Botanical Name : Lavendula angustafolia
Country of Origin : France
Method of Cultivation: Conventional, Organic, Wild Crafted, NonSprayed, ONC (Organic Not Certified)
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Material Used: flowers, stems
CAS Number: if possible
Flash Point : if possible

Be an informed consumer! knowledge is power.
The above is great information when purchasing your essenital oils.!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner ~

Valentine Day 2014
Valentine Day 2014

Looking for something special to pamper the one you love ~~

Sensuality Gift Set
Alluring, Intoxicating, & Seductive!
Create an evening of sensual bliss with this gift set
that is SURE to arouse the lover in all of us!
On Special!!

Sensuality Gift Set
Sensuality Gift Set

A Sensory Delight –
Massage & After Bath & Body Oil
Blended essential oils:
Grapefruit (O), Lemon (O), Patchouli, Ylang Ylang

Grapefruit – renews that ‘zest’ for life!
An emotional purifier, have some childlike fun again.
Lemon – clears your head, like sunshine!
Patchouli – unites all levels of your existence, it allows you to enjoy all that life presents.
The earthy seductive scent .. brings your sense alive!
Ylang Ylang – the ‘flower of flowers’. Heady, seductive, sensuous.
An extremely passionate and exotic person.

Soothing to the skin as well as moisturizing.
Great after bath and a wonderful massage oil.

A Sensory Delight

There are so many ways to pamper yourself or the ones you love.
Explore our website to find that special something ..
Enjoy Valentine’s Day .. bring a smile to your face ..
May it be filled with peace, joy and love.

Until next time .. be safe, stay cozy and warm, Hugs from the farm, Rosanne


New Year 2014 ~ New Moon ~ New Beginings !

Happy New Year 2014
Happy New Year 2014

This has been a year of change for me personally and for SunRose.
Looking back over the last months of 2013,
phewwwwwwwwww .. it has been intense, life changing ..
and yes .. we are living our dream.!
There are so many that I want to thank ..
I am so very blessed for the wonderful friendships that have really been there for me ..
and for my family that always expect me .. to be me.!

Sun Rise after the snow, December 30th, 2013
Sun Rise after the snow, December 30th, 2013

Waking up every morning to the beauty of nature ..
a dream come true for sure .!!!!

‘Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.’
~ Gautama Buddha

New Year 2014
New Year 2014

This New Year is also,  New Moon .. New beginnings ~

‘Don’t be afraid to start over.
It is a new chance to rebuild things.
This time better.
The way you want it.
~ Unknown

Winter 2013 in Maine the beauty and quiet of snow. 12/28/13
Winter 2013 in Maine the beauty and quiet of snow.

We are doing inventory this week here at SunRose,
we will be posting our new arrivals in the coming weeks ..
so stay tuned.

Thank you for your ongoing support of SunRose.
It is great to hear from my customers as they
check in with me to see how we are settling in ..
and ‘are you ready to ship yet’ !! and YES we are .!

Looking forward to all the new projects we  have  scheduled in 2014 ..
Adding more herbs and such to our inventory that we will be growing here on the farm.

Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and healthy 2014 ~

~ til next time ..
stay cozy and warm ~ Rosanne