November 26, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Three weeks ago, we began our Oak Extracts. Today, before you shake your jar, take a look at the extract. Has it changed? How does it look? Does it smell or taste different? It may take 1-3 more weeks before it is ready for use. Oak Extract works wonderfully in alleviating inflamed areas [...]

November 7, 2013 Calendar Entry

Lately when we’ve been out on nature walks, we have noticed the many signs that winter is coming. Gardens are being put to bed with a layer of compost and straw. Birds are flying south.  Squirrels are burying acorns. Acorns, how do they taste? If you have ever wondered, turn to page 30 to learn [...]

November 5, 2013

We hope that you enjoyed writing down your thoughts about Oak on Friday. Are you ready to craft the first recipe of November? Today, we will begin our Oak Extracts.  Oak acts as an anti-inflammatory. Some people use him to to help them with their cold symptoms. He also helps as a gargle for sore [...]

October 30, 2013 Calendar Entry

  Before we head into November, we have one more recipe to share with you. Today, we are making a Crampbark Decoction. With a few ingredients and a couple of tools, you can sip some calm in just 20 minutes. Turn to page 26 for the ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

October 29, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Let us check in with our Crampbark Extracts. How does yours look? How does it smell? Taste? Remember to keep shaking your extract once or twice a day. In about 1-3 weeks, it will be ready to use! When you are ready, turn to page 25 for the recommended dosages.

October 25, 2013 Calendar Entry

What is your experience with fomentations? Today, we will be sharing our recipe for a fomentation that works especially well for spasmodic backs. If applied to strains or sprains, fomentations can help soothe the inflammation in those areas. When applied to the intestines, they can aid in digestion. They stimulate circulation, as well. With a [...]

October 16, 2013 Calendar Entry

How have you been enjoying this month’s activities. Have you ever had a charlie horse in the middle of the night? Today, we are infusing some Crampbark Oil. The oil is perfect for massaging on muscles of the body that are cramped or inflamed. It can be stored in the refrigerator and used as needed. You [...]

October 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

How did you like your Crampbark Electuary? We hope that you are ready for more fun in the kitchen. Today, we will be making some Crampbark Chai. This herb is great for easing spasmodic coughs and intestinal cramping. Some find it more palatable as an ingredient in chai. We hope you enjoy this warm drink [...]

October 9, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that your extracts are coming along well. Today, we are going to make a Crampbark Electuary. You will need two ingredients and a jar for today’s recipe. Electuaries are made with powdered herbs and a sweet medium like honey or glycerin. They work wonders with spasms and cramps of the digestive tract. For [...]

October 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

How is your Crampbark Extract coming along? We learned last week that the extract may be used internally and externally to help with muscle cramps, spasmodic coughs, and stressors. Turn to page 25 for the recipe and recommended dosages. If you have any questions, please comment below or post on our facebook page.