Episode 203--The Energy of Life

Watching the garden grow and bloom even though we've had some dreary summer weather has me thinking of how we push through stagnancy and stress as well. How does that effect those plants and ourselves.

Also is this episode:

Today’s tea—Nettle, Linden, Red Clover, Lemon Balm (available at this week’s farmer’s market)

The Whistle Stop

Animal stories

Milky Oats for resiliency (Elixir and Glycerite)

Rose for calming and cooling (Elixir and Body oil and Lip Balm)

The Fermentation Summit I am not affiliated but I will be listening in

Some of my favorite Fermentation books:

Anything by Sandor Katz or Pascal Baudar plus follow all those Amazon links to discover other great reads

The Celestial happenings this summer

The Lost Queen, by Signe Pike

Lammas online course

Lammas companion kit

Filming for a new course series

Season Two, Episode 201--Creating a New Habit

The Podcast returns with some history of my older podcast -At the Kitchen Table- and the plan for moving on from here. The plan is for this to become a weekly podcast. I’m sure there will be schedule conflicts. By subscribing to this podcast via iTunes or your favorite podcast provider you will be notified as soon as the next episode drops. Of course you can always listen here and find show note links.

In this episode:

Coming back to it—some from the past and more to the future

Big Projects—new bar, new food co-op

Summer Solstice approaches—The Wheel of the Year explained

On the Plate and in the Garden—food from the garden and farmers market

From the Chicken Coop—connect at the local Hoodland farmers market or ask about what’s not online

Creating healthy Habits—habits I’m trying to bring back in like yoga and yarn spinning, for you start a writing practice by taking a course from Cynthia Morris (ironically I didn’t even think of returning to recording as starting a healthy habit)

Animal Tales—oh that naughty bunny

Episode 104--In the Garden


In the Garden, The Chicken Coop, and our sweet old trailer-Ole Lil. Spring has finally Sprung up on our little bit of Mt Hood!

A lot of this episode deals with the last month in the garden. Once it stopped raining everyday I have been almost non-stop in the garden trying to get caught up. And now we are ready for summer! Two herb nurseries I talk about in this podcast are Strictly Medicinal and Crimson Sage.

I'm finally back to knitting on a more regular basis than I have been for a few years. Plain ole vanilla socks are on the needles in BMFA "Spike". Check out that fun colorway. There is a bit of white in between interesting color stripes. I'll post a pic on Instagram.

There is a product description of our Bug Balm. Newsletter subscribers receive a free sample with order until June 23rd. You can sign up at the top of our website. Just click the envelope. This repellent is working great here in the mountains, the Oregon coast and as far away as Florida with great results for flies on the horses as well as people.

I felt like I ended a bit abruptly today. Thank you all for listening and subscribing:)

A little pre-Memorial Day camping in our trailer Ole Lil.

A little pre-Memorial Day camping in our trailer Ole Lil.