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Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

Stinging nettles have a bad reputation. This weed is common around the world, throughout Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, and because of...

Festival of Legends 2018: Tickets Now on Sale!

Pixie's Pocket will be appearing at the Festival of Legends 2018 in Apex, North Carolina again this year! Join us on the weekend of April...

Things I Love: Autumnal Sunlight and Sweet Water

The days are growing shorter, my friends, just as sure as my yard is a tapestry of crunching colored leaves. The air looks like the...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...

Mystery tree – Identified as Service Berry

Update! This tree has been identified as a Service Berry, thanks to Iela on Facebook.  In my meandering walks to and from work, I spend...

Raised Beds and Making Do in the Garden

Eric and I have been working on our rental property. We have been hemming and hawing and searching for a property to purchase for years now....

Bees: More Than Honey

What's the buzz? When you are planning your garden for the upcoming spring season, don't forget to make a place for the pollinators! Everyone's aware...

Things I Love: The Dark of Night

International Dark Sky Places recognizes excellent stewardship of the night sky. Have you ever considered how important darkness is? For centuries...

Damson Plum & Muscadine Butter

There's a lovely little spot downtown that I quite enjoy walking past as I head into work. It's an office in an old converted Victorian...

A poem about March

A poem about March This is a snippet of sweet words that sprung, fresh-born, into my head on the way to work one morning.  I was...

Things I Love: Asheville Bee Charmer

Recently I got the opportunity to provide some advice about methods of infusing honey with the wonderful Jillian of Asheville Bee Charmer - a delightful...

Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

Quench by Ashley English, featuring two recipes from Amber of Pixiespocket.com! Hey, y'all! I'm in a book! Please pardon my enthusiasm...this...

How to find your local beekeepers

Buncombe County Beekeepers! I recently had someone ask me for help with finding her a few local beekeepers in her area. She...

Apple Picking & Processing 2011

I live in an incredibly beautiful and bountiful area.  Western North Carolina has so much to offer in the way of local, healthy food that...

Earth in her Self-cleaning Cycle

The moon is waxing, closer now to full... There are daffodils swaying on the hillside, and lilies of some sort poking their green lances up...