The end of the growing season approaches, the darkness fills in. Our days are lined with tincture and vinegar jars flying open between batches of applesauce and filling the freezer with pastured pork, the kale just keeps on growing! Essentially keeping up with the tradition of taking stock of what we have – our food,… Continue reading New Year all Year round
Hippophae rhamnoides seaberry, sea buckthorn (seabuckthorn), argousier, siberian pineapple. I’ve got major respect for the tough plants. As much as I do love my delicate flowers and trees, sometimes plants need to know how to look after themselves. I also love plants that are known by several names. They become elusive, almost conceptual plants that… Continue reading Sea Buckthorned
Once upon a time, there was no house. Prior to 2009, this site was your typical Laurentian bush – swamp and forest, thick underbrush from past logging with medium growth deciduous and coniferous forest. Then a house was built – trees were cut, foundation was laid, and construction began. Bringing in material is messy, and… Continue reading Sheet mulching 101
In a last ditch effort to resurrect this blog – here’s some wax, and I may catch some flak for this Because practicing medicine without a license is a major offense in this country, but we all do it all the time! Any time we recommend something to eat, something to drink, something to put… Continue reading Faith & Medicine
I am certifiably JAZZED to announce to you that AgroNomades products and art are now available for worldwide purchase via our brand spanking new Etsy page! We’ve got lip balms, herbal salves & tinctures, infused oils, and prints are just going up now ❤ So browse our products, leave your comments below and check back… Continue reading AgroNomades now on ETSY!
2014 is here! Bursting through the underbelly of winter, greenness prevails! Dried nettles are a wonderful source of the real summer dirt. If you’re like me and you know its going to be a least 5 months before you get to see the bare earth again, despair not! Throw a handful of nettles into a… Continue reading Beginnings : URTICA
Post-holiday reading frenzy! Winter includes a lot of hunkering down and that’s not always a bad thing. We received many wonderful books as gifts, mostly of the food growing and reaping variety. The gardening season is 5 months away by that doesn’t stop us from tracing our future along the contours of snowy hills. Here’s… Continue reading Exude
Spoilage occurs mainly due to the high water content inherent in the structure of plants laid in oil. Using jars that have not been cleaned thoroughly or improperly cared for also provokes spoilage in the steeping process. You can check on your herb periodically by opening the jar, checking for mold and letting out any… Continue reading The Spoils
every calendar year we are blessed with 2 winters. winter 2013 just won’t let up and the melissa is hanging on, somewhere under there… this has lead to a lot of product renovation and the return of the print equipment! dust off your tables and squeegee!
Edge Habitat Reclamation Project Background As the city of Morin Heights grows this project has been proposed to identify the ‘forgotten spaces’ – those little fields and hilly slopes, tangled shrubs and old trees hiding ancient fence posts and the remains of pioneer foundations. These areas often are home to complex wild habitats that are… Continue reading Edge Habitat