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Queen Anne’s Lace and Feral Apple Jelly

I feel my best when I'm outside, among the trees, in a meadow, or beside a stream. Where I can see the sun shining, feel the wind blowing, and hear the birds singing. Add some wild edibles or medicinal plants to harvest and I'm in heaven. Yesterday we picked Queen Anne's Lace, also known as… Continue reading Queen Anne’s Lace and Feral Apple Jelly

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Summer’s almost gone

This week we noticed the mornings have been cooler. It's mid-August and the thought of autumn is in the back of all our minds. But the leaves of witch hazel trees are still vibrant green. And kids are still on summer vacation. Sunflowers are still bright yellow. The shade of the forest is still a… Continue reading Summer’s almost gone

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Flora

Plants nourish our bodies and our minds. They feed us and heal us. Once you start to identify the different species of plants, that "wall of green" disappears. Jeruselem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) Black cherry (Prunus serotina) Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) During a short walk down the road… Continue reading Flora

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Days of May

May brings morning rain on rosa multiflora. And morning light on made beds. May brings awakening wild food. And blooming forest floors. The colorful copper birch leaves emerge. Violets come into view. May is when we gather the petals. Simple syrup will sweeten drinks for weeks to come. May brings soft breezes through open windows.… Continue reading Days of May

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September

There's something special about September in New England. The days are cooler but the sun still brings warmth. Flowers still bloom. Wishes can still be made. There's a golden hue to the sun filtering in through the windows and splashing across the hardwood. It's still warm enough for strawberries. But cool enough for fires in… Continue reading September

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Summer Days

Here it is, the last day of August. We've enjoyed these summer days. Backyard fires, complete with roasted marshmallows, Mornings in bed, Walks in milkweed meadows, Foraging forays, Beach days, Family love, Treks on backyard trails, Cloud watching, Rock hopping, Garden growing, Wetland walks, Warm sunrises, Lounging, And a deep appreciation for each one of… Continue reading Summer Days

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The Woods

When I was a kid I would wander the woods in back of my grandparent's house for hours by myself. I'd pretend I lived out there among the hardwoods, the maples and oaks. Now, I have two amazing souls to wander with me. The sun was shining down on us today as we immersed ourselves… Continue reading The Woods

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Change, the only constant

Heart-shaped, fluffy white clouds in the blue sky. Purple and pink sky in the morning. A sure sign of an oncoming storm. Snow can change the landscape dramatically. And it sure is fun to play in. Peaking through the hemlock boughs as Ethan prepares to sled down the big hill. Have you ever browned butter?… Continue reading Change, the only constant

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New Year

Each year goes by faster than the one before.  Just like everyone else, I'm finding my way. We celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago. I've been on this planet for thirty-five years. We finally had some snow. I spy Ethan. Do you? This is our bedroom window on a cold winter's morning. I'm in… Continue reading New Year