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Meet St. Joan’s Wort

I am always ecstatic when I get to meet a new plant – an energetic signature that I’ve never felt growing in-between my hands before, new opportunities to crouch down and disappear in fields of golden hypericum blossoms and listen…

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Watch this 4 minute video: what an amazing year for the Homestead!

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Pineapple Weed for kids and kids-at-heart

Matricaria discoidea, commonly known as Pineapple Weed, is an astoundingly fragrant herb. It grows everywhere, preferring driveways and sidewalk cracks, almost as if it preferred to be stepped on. This humble little herb is usually ignored, and not well understood…

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Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party!

Dear Friends, It’s time for our third annual summer solstice wildcrafting party! This event happens right at the peak of arnica season at our Homestead in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado – the entire hillside behind our cabin will be…

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Conversations with a mullein plant

Overlooked, undervalued and even criminalized – is that any way to treat such a soft, unassuming and generous plant? Mullein grows everywhere along the Peak to Peak: along highways, railroads and in everybody’s back yard. Mullein is officially classified as…

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delectable Dandelion, an ode to taraxacum officinale

Summer memories of my youth are filled with dandelions – I was given a 10 cents allowance for digging up dandelions and throwing them in the compost, but when no one was looking I was weaving faerie crowns with golden…

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The Holistic Homestead goes full time

Dear friends and family, So much has been happening around the Homestead! I have been very busy with the herbs, harvesting, drying, tincturing, making oils and liniments and salves and syrups…oh my! And, with all this busy-ness, the Homestead has…

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Wildcrafting the Wise Woman Way

Three words: Reverence. Ethical. Beauty. Reverence When you are embarking on your spring wildcrafting weed walk, do a short meditation to set a positive and compassionate intention. Visualize yourself walking in the forest, noticing the birds, the squirrels, the tiny,…

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