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fall in montana

fall in montana

Fall in Montana feels a lot like Winter, where I come from. Today actually looks a lot less like this photo. It's still dark at 8:30 am, but I'm not sure there's going to be much light today anyway. There's snow creeping down the mountains and those mountains are awfully close. We know it's coming and it's coming soon. It's not always easy to say goodbye to Summer - feeling the sun's warm rays on your skin, floating down the river, gorgeous flowers, fresh fruit - these things are medicine to us. But they'll come back, like they always do....

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these woods are full of medicine

these woods are full of medicine

"These woods are full of medicine" ....I said to her as she peeked into by baskets, while walking by. I rarely run into anyone while I'm on my forest walks. I generally go out of my way to try to go to the most secluded places. I do this for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that I'd rather be alone with nature. But she was coming my way, so I holstered my pruners and sort of sheepishly moved my baskets and my big ol' 2ft pruners off of the path. She peeked in as she was...

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gone foraging...

gone foraging...

Gone foraging... I've been quiet on here for a while. My mom got incredibly sick a few months ago and passed away in August. Since then, my life has been a mess of sorting; both her things and my emotions. I spent a few weeks in VA but now I'm back in Montana, gearing up for Winter. Everyone seems to think that once summer is over, the work of an herbalist is over, but now is when we gather medicine for the Winter months. On my list for today...blue elderberries (pictured), rosehips, and yellow dock root. I also happened upon a...

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faerie magic

faerie magic

Faerie magic. I went for a walk through the tall tall pines yesterday...and a grove of hawthorn trees - more hawthorn trees than I've ever seen in one spot. It was magical and glorious. Hawthorn is great heart medicine, both physically and emotionally, and I was able to gather quite a lot of berries. These berries will be made into a tincture (there's tincture available on the website from last year's harvest, if you'd like some). While walking through the woods, I heard the trickling of a stream. So I decided to follow follow the sound (see my stories for...

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houndstongue & yarrow 💚

houndstongue & yarrow 💚

Houndstongue & Yarrow 💚 I went out exploring & gathering yesterday and came back with a bunch of houndstongue, yarrow, red clover, strawberry clover and some wild rose petals. It's been raining off & on for the past week, so I knew I better get out when I had a nice window of warm sunny weather. Montana never disappoints when the sun is shining. This houndstongue will be infused into oil for a healing salve. It's referred to as wild comfrey and contains allantoin, that when used topically, speeds wound healing & reduces scarring. Yarrow works pretty similarly, is great for...

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