Just a Spoon Full of Honey

For my husband and me, a spoon full of honey does more than just help “the medicine go down” often the honey is the medicine.  For colds and coughs we combine it with summer tinctures or it’s eaten with pineapple (Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the irritation at the…

Photo Challenge 2016- Mystery

There is nothing hidden about the changing of the seasons in New England.  The constant transition happens all around.  Everything out in the open, there to see if you take the time to look. The fields that line my commute are daily reminders that the land’s harvest is temporary by nature.  Backroads are packed with all sorts of…

Our Forest Pharmacy

Today, I grabbed my basket and headed up the hill in search of some medicinal plants.   The trees are turning and I felt it time to do some gathering before the leaves and inevitably, snow cover the forest floor for the coming months. The woods surrounding the house have been my refuge recently.  The summer brings with it…