The Blizzard of 2015 ~

So, in the New Year 2015 we are having our first serious Blizzard.

Blizzard of Jan 2015 Maine
Blizzard of Jan 2015

Winter is for day dreaming ..
a time to rest and dream about things important in your life and in the coming year ..

For us .. we are planning our medicinal gardens here on the farm ..
last year with all the construction we really didn’t have any time or energy to focus on the garden..
Though we did manage to get in some fruit trees and elderberries and lavender,
not sure what will survive this winter.

We are hoping that some do survive and we will replant where we need to.

“To look at something
as though we had never
seen it before …
requires great courage.”
(Henri Matisse) —

Claude Monet 1895  Sandvika Norway Village in the snow
Claude Monet 1895
Sandvika Norway
Village in the snow

If you are interested in Hydrosols,
Ann Harmon has just self published her new book, which is beautiful to look at, researched information regarding distilling,
plant materials and how hydrosols are created.  Please go to this link if you would like a copy of her book:
Harvest to Hyrdosol

Harvest to Hydrosol by  Ann Harmon
Harvest to Hydrosol by
Ann Harmon

With thoughts of Valentine’s Day,
Love is the most powerful gift.

Please visit our website for some Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas:

We have ::
– Jewelry : for your personal scent or favorite essential oil
– Supplies : for the professional or hobbyist

– Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps 

Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps ~ Abundance Bowl
Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps ~ Abundance Bowl

End Quote:

“This world is but a canvas ~
to our imagination.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

It is still snowing here .. the 2015 Blizzard is in full effect.
Wishing you all a safe day – stay cozy and warm.
~ til next time,


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