A woman who has just given birth, given the light, acbaba de dar a luz, is so much all at once. Her body is recovering from enormous change physically, hormonally, and for first time mothers, her role in her society. First week, don’t leave the bed. Second week, don’t leave the room. Third week, don’tContinue reading “Thoughts while making a warming ginger molasses cake for a new mother…”
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Gathering Nettle Seed
Kelly Baker, Clinical Herbalist. My fingers are tingling, warm, and many points are the epicenters of vibration, rhythmic pulsing. It feels good actually! And, I now have a bag full of Nettle seed, picked with my own bare hands. The seeds are not yet brown, still quite green and some are flowering. I gathered theseContinue reading “Gathering Nettle Seed”
Drinking the Marc
I am enjoying drinking infusions of the marc I have strained out of tinctures. I let some of the alcohol evaporate and enjoy a tea of the tincture. I have enjoyed echinacea flower, hawthorn, and tonight-lemon grass as well as yellow rose from my aunt’s house. Heavenly!