We transplanted some Black Haw trees from the woods to a spot where they can get more light and thrive. We harvested root bark and bark from some to make a tincture to be used for menstrual cramps or muscle spasms. Eclectic doctors thought it boosted fertility. “It was customary for planters to compel female slaves to drink an infusion of black haw daily whilst pregnant to prevent...
tiny pony alert!
so much to say about this powerful endangered root that i can’t even begin to start…
i didnt take this photo but i saw a mama field wolf spider just like this carrying all her babies on her back the other day, baby spiders were climbing over each other and holding on. beyond amazing to watch
autumn olive, considered an invasive species, makes delicious berries this time of year. I searched around for some autumn olive recipes and tried to cobble together some fruit leather. I used one recipe that was pretty decent and there are videos out there too but it was more difficult (or just time consuming) than i had hoped not just the dehydrating process that i did in the oven but the...
sweat it out
tonight we have a sweat lodge closing ceremony in this wikiup we made near Heart pond. i leave the sanctuary in two days! it has gone so fast and looking back at some posts I feel like I barely touched on anything we have done or learned here. It is impossible to capture this place and the experience. the blog is queued up and will continue to post after I’m long gone (or maybe for a...
Learned to Fox Walk in class tonight
btw’s i ate a bite of that cow i posted about for lunch today at Lee’s house, very weird to have beef after not eating it after a million years…
I often hear the breeze coming before even feeling it in the woods here