herbal · ritual · wild foods

Herbal Grey

Time for a wee afternoon pickup, eh? If you’re like me and haven’t really been digging the black tea parade then you know what I’m missing.  You know those giant bags of Twinings Earl Grey?  That is what I am craving.  Not any fancy Nepal Black or Assam Banaspaty or even Darjeeling.  The cornflower and… Continue reading Herbal Grey

herbal · nomadique · ritual

Sugar Water Tree

Acer saccharum Spotting, tapping & learning from the maple tree. This tree which represents Canada in many ways is actually not apparent across the country and is largely found in the southeast mixed forest in the Canadian Shield.  Maple is big business and small operations have thousands of taps.  Even people with 100 or 200… Continue reading Sugar Water Tree

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Sheet mulching 101

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