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Three Principles for Ethical Foraging

Monarch caterpillar on a milkweed!

Foraging for wild foods, mushrooms, and wild medicines is something that is growing as a pastime for many people. The joy of foraging from the land connects us to our ancient and primal roots and allows us a chance to …

Reclaiming Our Heritage and Connection With The Land: Herbs, Plants, and Harvests

As you might have noticed, my posts on this blog slow down considerably in the months of August – October.  This is because as a single homesteader, I’m quite busy bringing in the harvest canning, drying, and freezing;  preparing my …

drying herbs

Traditional Western Herbalism as a Sustainable Druidic Practice

Because of my ongoing study of Traditional Western Herbalism as a student of the amazingly awesome Michigan herbalist Jim McDonald.  I wanted to take some time today to discuss the potential of herbalism as an essential quality of druid practice. …