Tag: carolina

Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!

Last night, Eric called me to rise from the couch and heating pad where I had nested to come outside. It was hard, but I went forth and out to the back porch, where a chorus of peeping frogs sang their joyous rhythm! It's the first time we've heard them this year, and it made my heart leap in my chest! Peeking between ...

Asheville Herb Festival 2014

Asheville Herb Festival 2014 This year was the 25th anniversary of the Asheville Herb Festival.  I have attended every year but one since we moved to Asheville. It's a great gathering of likeminded herb and sustainability-focused vendors and I always run into friends there, like my friend Celeste, and Ashley, ...

Honey (and Cider!) around Asheville – 2013

Beekeepers from places as diverse as the Fynbos region of the Western Cape of South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Vancouver Island in Canada are sending jars and jars of honey to Asheville to be judged, and proceeds help benefit the non-profit Center for Honeybee Research. From the Asheville Citizen-Times: "For the ...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Western Medicine

Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps Chapter 3: The Basics of Lyme Chapter 4:  Antibiotics Chapter 5: ALL DONE (Western Medicine)  So...it is far past the time for an update on my Lyme disease, I suppose. At my last appointment, my general practitioner requested that I schedule a visit with ...

Tree Identification – North Carolina Conifer (Solved!)

Identified: Colorado Blue Spruce! Update: This North Carolina Conifer has been successfully identified as a Colorado Blue Spruce by the awesome folks at Botany Everyday! There is a beautiful beast of a tree in my back yard here in Western North Carolina.  It towers above the basketball post that we dug ...

WNC Farm Profiles: Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Pepperoni.  Hot Sopressata.  Sweet Sopressata.  I keep trying to get a picture of these amazing meats for you all, but it's been impossible. Every Saturday, I go to the Woodfin YMCA market.  Every Saturday, I come home with some cured meat product or another from Hickory Nut Gap, and place it on the counter, and ...

Spelunking 101 and Plant Identification Help

Here is a photo post for y'all to enjoy...they don't capture the reality of the smell of the leaves, the sound of the rushing stream nearby, the dripping of the rain onto the fallen leaves, or the giggling of my dear Eric and myself, but I'm pretty proud.  You see, the photo-genius behind Modern Scribe Photography, ...

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 I'm becoming quite happily spoiled by my diet.  There are hop farms for brewers, local bison ranches, and in Hendersonville, North Carolina, you can't throw a stone without hitting ...

EARTH IN HER SELF-CLEANING CYCLE - pixiespocket.com

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 through the clay... I woke to a birdcaphony earlier this week, and made a mockingbird mock my whistle three times! Therefore; tomorrow morning, bright and early, I am ...

APPALACHIAN SPRING: PLANT IDENTIFICATION 1 (SOLVED) - pixiespocket.com

Appalachian Spring: Plant Identification 1 (Solved)

Alright, so I am currently habitating in and about Enka-Candler, NC on the edges of the Pisgah Forest. It's a beautiful place, and I am really enjoying watching it wake from this long and very cold winter! There's a lot of plant identification to be done here, as many of these plants are new to me. We arrived ...

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