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Spring Comes to the Micro-Farm

Spring Comes to the Micro-Farm

We’ve been having unusually cold weather and still have snow on the ground, so it doesn’t quite feel like Spring even though today is the Equinox. Last year at this time I was already planting radishes but this year…. well…. I don’t think I’ll be planting…

Winter Gardening in Western Massachusetts

Winter Gardening in Western Massachusetts

Gardening season outside is way over – I woke up to a dusting of snow today – but our Hoophouse garden is in full swing! (the hoophouse is an unheated plastic greenhouse) These little sprouts of Beet, Lettuce, and Spinach will be dormant during Winter,…

August Special: Coconut Hair Conditioner 33% Off

August Special: Coconut Hair Conditioner 33% Off

Last post, I announced the exciting giveaway each week in August of my Coconut Hair Conditioner from Arjuni Hair. In case you’re not one of the lucky four, you can get a jar of this deep conditioning, tangle reducing, split end repairing, shine enhancing conditioner for yourself…

Coconut Oil for Hair Repair

Coconut Oil for Hair Repair

Virgin coconut oil is one of my favorite oils. Besides the beautiful natural aroma, it’s an easy and effective hair conditioner adding shine as well as repairing dry and damaged hair. This is coconut oil infused with lavender flower, holy basil leaf, and rosemary leaf;…

Herbal Lore: Basil

Herbal Lore: Basil

  When I say “basil”, do you think “pesto”? Pesto made with sweet basil just happens to be one of my most long-standing addictions, but with over 50 different varieties (possibly as many as 150!) distributed around the world, basil is about much, much more….…

Culinary Herbs: the apothecary in your pantry

Culinary Herbs: the apothecary in your pantry

You might be tempted to beeline into the Wellness Department when looking for a remedy, but some of the best herbal medicine can actually be found hiding out in the Produce Department (or maybe in your own garden!). Culinary herbs not only offer us nutrition…

Herbal Shampoo- My weekend D.I.Y. project

Herbal Shampoo- My weekend D.I.Y. project

At the D.I.Y. Herbal Spa meetup last Sunday, we briefly touched on hair care, and Brittany mentioned she makes her own shampoo with liquid castile soap, herbal infusion, apple cider vinegar, and I forget what else. Because shampoo is packaged in plastic bottles and because…

D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup

D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” -Hippocrates BIG THANKS to Jennifer Goodheart at Acadia Herbals, Brittany Wood Nickerson of Thyme Herbal, and everyone at the “D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup” on Sunday! SO much fun to relax and swap tips and…