I love a grey winter's day when rather than braving the icy, winding roads, I nestle into the apothecary and focus on things like medicine making, developing new recipes and just putzing on all sorts of projects, really. Today I am going to work on some new blends that I have been testing for @elementbotanicals and also do some organizing, bottle filling and tidying, as the new year vibes are strong and cabin fever usually ends up with a great big clean up! Use the code: CABINFEVER to take 15% off your online order and start organizing your home apothecary for the new year! What magic do you want to make this year?
I have a cat but I would never say I’m a cat person. I dig the cat vibe though. But this little guy is my boy and he totally knows it! Where my animal people at?! I have been toying around with a dog/ cat care kit/ gift basket for some time. Home care products with a really cool balm I use fir hot spots and cuts and scrapes. What do you think?
We have a lot of horseweed around thanks to its wind spread seeds. Medicinally, the plant is used to treat diarrhea. It's used in small quantities as an edible cause you know, too much will give you constipation. Fresh green leaves can be used as salad topping while dried leaves are used as a spice similar in taste to tarragon. It's a little frustrating it can't be eaten in bulk because it's basically everywhere. On the bright side I've got enough seasoning for years! Pictured here is a young horseweed plant from the side where you can see the alternating leaf pattern. There are a few varieties of horseweed. The most common edible one has a hairy purplish stem and can be recognised by the alternating leaves though it looks like a spiral from above. #offgrid#offgridliving#greenliving#organicfarm#sustainableliving#sustainable#green#forage#foraging#wildedibles#bushcraft#wilderness#outdoors#survival#weeds#wildplants#wild#horseweed#farmacy
Mañana! 🌿🌱🍃 🌸 🌺 🌞Tomorrow I head towards the plants and some sunshine! (No offense, Chicago.) . 2019 is going to be a year of plants, for me. I’ll be learning and sharing more about some of the most interesting plants in the world: #agave, #sotol, and #cannabis. . Agaves are dear to my heart ❤️and the complex social and cultural fabric they come from is just as beautiful as the spirits themselves. . As for their northern “relative,” #sereque, better known as #sotol—i’m excited about this b/c of implications for #sustainability in the world of #destilados from Mexico. . With a slight departure from adult beverages, but certainly aligned, I’ll also be tuning into the world of #cannabis, especially its healing properties, cultural and attitudinal shifts across the world, and how industry is taking this on. To think that this regulated plant can impact criminal justice reform and economic inclusion policies, while providing safe, effective alternatives to opioids and other potentially life threatening drugs is a lot to process. . And there will definitely be more plants on my plate! This is one of the steps I’m taking to develop my ecoliteracy, stay healthy, and embrace planet 🌎 positive behaviors. . But for now, I will sunbathe in the greenery and sunshine of #mexico for a few days.