• Essential Oils
  • Friday, February 3, 2017

    “I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 I could use some comfort for my brain right now, couldn’t you? […]

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  • Simply Essential

    Some of you have asked me about the essential oils I’ve mentioned here on occasion. We’ve been using Young Living essential oils since January of this year and have found great benefit for all manner of applications. The ability to use pure and natural plant-based essential oils to support our general well-being sits well with […]

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  • From Seed to Seal

    As I was driving home from my community garden plot earlier today, the car filled with today’s harvest, I thought about what I was going to do with the bounty. Big Brandywine and dark Black Krim tomatoes, Rainbow Blend carrots, and Blue Lake green beans, along with Walla Walla sweet onions from the deer proof […]

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  • Being Still In Early June

    It’s been hot. Unseasonably warm for so early in the season and it’s not even officially summer yet. Yesterday someone told me they heard we were in for the hottest summer this area has seen in sixty years. Given our early spring and the hot weather we’ve been experiencing for the past couple of months […]

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  • Tomato Update

    Well, I moved my tomato seedlings outside for the first time yesterday afternoon to begin the process of hardening them off in preparation for planting next month.  They’ve been in my makeshift greenhouse under lights indoors until now and they’re rapidly outgrowing their abode. I realized that I need to make some adjustments to the […]

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  • My Thursday

    I look forward to Thursdays all week because, even in retirement, life can be busy. I schedule nothing on Thursday that I need to leave the house for. I protect the day. It’s mine. On Wednesday I receive the latest lesson from the Be Still – Fifty Two class I’m taking from Kim Klassen. I […]