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Attack of the Japanese Beetles!

Standard, July 10, 2016, Marie, 1133 Views 0 Comments

Every year, like clockwork, I end up battling beetles.  They are the literal scourge of my weeping pussy willow and cherry trees as well as my beautiful roses.  I tend


The Herbalist: Red Raspberry Leaf

Standard, June 8, 2016, Marie, 1004 Views 0 Comments

My friend Ashley over at the Om Resistance turned me on to the joys of tea recently, specifically starting with Red Raspberry Leaf Tea and its purported use in balancing

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Journal 52: Sunshine and Rain

Standard, June 5, 2016, Marie, 1624 Views 1 Comments

This weeks prompt for Journal 52 reflects on sunshine and rain.  I found this amusing when I read it as this morning I had done something very out of character


The Herbalist: Bitter Melon

Standard, May 4, 2016, Marie, 1224 Views 0 Comments

My father recently took a course at the local cooperative extension on Chinese Medicinal Herb Production in the United States.  In this talk, he learned about the different herbs that


Spring in Upstate NY

Standard, April 18, 2016, Marie, 1062 Views 0 Comments

The weather this year has thus far been unpredictable and varied.  Our late Winter and early Spring has consisted of a mix of 70F days and 20F days, often within