Wednesday, April 29, 2009
On Easter we noticed a rabbit was living under our deck (ahhh, how cute look at the Easter Bunny!). He has now made himself right at home, the kids and I watch him in the morning- we tap on the window and he just looks at us gingerly. I was just out in my yard this morning and noticed my Catnip plant is chewed to a nub. Bummer! I was looking forward to tincturing some soon!
I am kinda surprised he doesn't touch the lemon balm (right next to the catnip) He does also enjoy red clover.
If he lets me snap a picture of him I will add it to the blog (of course when I go to get the camera he is gone).
Our dog Koa has made friends with the rabbit (who I will now affectionately call Catnip), kinda funny he picks and chooses his friends, he chases away the blue jay that gets so territorial (he has dive bombed me a few times).
I guess I will be out to get some more Catnip, and this time it will be in a pot near the house.
More posts on Catnip, here, here, and here.
By the way, Happy 2 yr anniversary to The Herbalist's Path -OK one day late:)! Hard to believe it has already been 2 years since I first started blogging~ Still lovin' it! I have also started another blog Authentic Mama if you are interested in following your authentic path come on over!
If anyone is interested in reading my first post EVER on a blog you can find it HERE.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Sandy River
The park we often walk to from our house
My home on Earth Day. Me and the kids at my favorite coffee shop Mountain Moka
The kids and I just got back from our morning outing - thought I would share some pictures.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter! To celebrate I am giving a huge discount on my most popular online course Herbalist 101!
I have had students tell me what a bargain the course is at $65.00- unbelievably for a limited time I am offering the course for $37.00!
You receive one on one email support from me throughout the entire course. The course is packed full of information (it takes most students about 6 months to complete). Now is a great time to join especially if you live in the US because many plants are ready to harvest now!
Empower yourself by learning how to make ‘common weeds’ and kitchen spices into remedies for yourself and your family (and many yummy wild food recipes as well). The course also covers balance, nourishment and overall wellness.
I hope to see you there!
You should enroll in this class if your goal is to become an herbalist for fun or profit. The best way to start on the path to becoming an herbalist is to become intimate with a few plants and learn the basics of herbal preparation.
This course will cover 25 herbs that you can find in your kitchen or backyard! They include Dandelion, Mullien, Yarrow, Nettle, Plantain, Calendula, Cleavers, Burdock, Yellow dock, Marshmallow, Red clover, Comfrey, Catnip, Chamomile, Alfalfa, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Flax, Fennel, Ginger, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Tumeric, and Garlic. Detailed descriptions with scientific names, constituents, associated aliments and recipes will be included. This class will also cover herbal consulting, herbal preparation, wildcrafting. This course will also cover how to make herbal remedies for friends and family, basic herbal pharmacognosy, the spiritual aspect of healing, different types of herbal tradition such as Native American, Western herbalism, Folk medicine, and much more!
You will learn how to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, fluid extracts, elixirs, essences and many other recipes. This class will also cover the healing philosophy of balance and the role and responsibilities of the community herbalist. Begin your herbal journey with me today!
Disclaimer: This course is for education only and has not been evaluated by the FDA, it is not intended to treat or diagnose disease. Please consult your Doctor before taking herbal medicines.