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  • Gratitude

    Posted on October 27 2017

    Gratitude
    For the last 8 months I have started a daily practice of gratitude, journal-ling for a few minutes on what I am grateful for, what I would like to accomplish in the day and create a personal mantra focusing on what my soul needs to release or aspire to be. In the evening I remind […]
  • The Little Crow Barn

    Posted on October 10 2017

    The Little Crow Barn
    It has been a full, inspiring spring and summer with so many new challenges and adventures! Last summer I began dreaming of a little store front to support local artisans, a space for community to meet and to share my Ravenwood Wildcraft products and this spring it all came to life! I found a tiny […]
  • Magickal Mullein

    Posted on July 12 2017

    Magickal Mullein
    Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) Everywhere I go in the valley, there is sunny mullein, hugging road sides, popping up in dry, disturbed soil, her soft, fuzzy light green leaves forming a rosette close to the ground. This is mulleins first year growth; in the second year it grows a long stem that can reach up to 5’feet […]
  • Sacred Plants

    Posted on June 27 2017

    Sacred Plants
    Sacred Buffalo Berry (Shepardia canadensis)  This plant is new to me since moving into the valley, its bright red berries beckoning me to explore, gain knowledge of the history and the wild uses of this local fauna. Buffalo or soap berry, as it is often called, came by its common names as it was […]
  • The Edible Pine

    Posted on May 04 2017

    The Edible Pine
    The Edible Pine As I look out my window, all I see are the pine trees lining my driveway, the snow has melted, signs of spring have finally appeared, I catch myself  dreaming of warm summer days; that I almost forgot all the amazing qualities that pine has to offer. Pine is a quick growing, […]