Green Beauties! Stinging Nettle

Green Beauties! Stinging Nettle

  I wrote this article in early spring for our little local paper, The Mountain Telegraph. This morning I woke up craving this green beauty and started the day off with a cup of dried stinging nettle tea.  As winter settles in, I find myself daydreaming...
Creating space

Creating space

This is the time of year that I start the journey to go inwards, a time of self evaluation, reflection, allowing some space into my normally hectic life to discover in the quiet that I have possibly become complacent in areas of my life, lacking creative inspiration,...
Chicken Love

Chicken Love

As any one with chickens would know, chickens are a constant source of entertainment, flutters and antics, random shoe pecking and quick cuddles. There are always one or two chickens that stand out from the flock, either for their curiosity or odd-ness. Dandelion...
Juniper

Juniper

Junipers berries, which are really a cone, are sweet, peppery, citrusy and another one of my favorite finds while out wandering the woods. When the ground is not covered in snow, preferably late summer as the berries I am on the hunt for are at their sweetest, I keep...
Poplar Buds

Poplar Buds

Signs of Spring It is almost that time of year to be collecting Poplar buds, those sticky, spring- scented little buds that are incredibly healing in their properties as an anti-inflammatory and help to ease the aches and pains of arthritis and antiseptic properties,...
All About Ingredients

All About Ingredients

Creating natural wildcrafted body products is one of my life’s passion and honestly, the whole process brings me so much happiness! The ability to share my crazy love of plants, the wild and pure, simple ingredients, is an honour and helps to keep me inspired to...
The Edible Pine

The Edible Pine

The Edible Pine As I look out my window, all I see are the pine trees lining my driveway, the snow has melted, signs of spring have finally appeared, I catch myself  dreaming of warm summer days; that I almost forgot all the amazing qualities that pine has to...
Sacred Plants

Sacred Plants

Sacred Buffalo Berry (Shepardia canadensis) This plant is new to me since moving into the valley, its bright red berries beckoning me to explore, gain knowledge of the history and the wild uses of this local fauna. Buffalo or soap berry, as it is often called, came...
Magickal Mullein

Magickal Mullein

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) Everywhere I go in the valley, there is sunny mullein, hugging road sides, popping up in dry, disturbed soil, her soft, fuzzy light green leaves forming a rosette close to the ground. This is mulleins first year growth; in the second...
The Little Crow Barn

The Little Crow Barn

It has been a full, inspiring spring and summer with so many new challenges and adventures! Last summer I began dreaming of a little store front to support local artisans, a space for community to meet and to share my Ravenwood Wildcraft products and this spring it...