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Things I Love: September work

September is full of work! A photo posted by Amber Shehan (@amberpixiespocket) on Aug 31, 2016 at 9:36am PDT I have been harvesting, drying, canning, freezing, and otherwise making good things with the final fruits and flowers of the summer months. It's still warm enough that there are a ton ...

Join the United Plant Savers!

I finally joined the United Plant Savers, although I've been fans of their efforts for years now. "The pressures on American and Canadian native, wild medicinal plant populations are heavier than they have ever been before. Your membership with United Plant Savers strengthens the voice of concern for ...

Things I Love: Herbal Zines and Honest Communication

Herbal Zines! I love it! UGH. Has February been dragging you down as much as it has me? I've been accomplishing many things and slogging through but lordy, has it been an uphill battle to keep motivated! What do you do to keep yourself inspired and moving during your energetic lows? In other news, I ...

Aqua Farm Giveaway – Grow Food All Year Long!

What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics describes a method of gardening where plants are grown in water. The plants are fed by the waste products of the fish or other aquatic creatures living in the aquaponics system. The fish get their water cleaned by the plants, and the plants excel living from the nutrients. This method ...

amber, photo by Kim Forman of laluarts.com (as seen on pixiespocket.com)

The Winter Blahs and Ways of Self Care

I'm all in the grey. Image credit: Kim Forman of UnderTheKimfluence.com I'm a once-a-week or so kind of blogger, but I've been slower than usual, lately. I've been tired, grumpy, prone to jumping to conclusions, and an overall emotional mess. Yup. I've got the winter blahs. This happens, and honestly, it ...

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Container Gardening: Winter Edition

Aloe & Kalanchoe love my sunny afternoon window. Why do I enjoy Container Gardening? We are fans of container gardening around the Pixie's Pocket homestead. Saffron, lettuces, herbs, tomatoes - they all live nestled into pots, tins, and buckets. They clutter up the porch and fill my windowsills in all seasons ...

Rocky Mountain Essentials Care Package Giveaway!

    Treat Yourself! Now, y'all know that I'm fond of a little decadence every now and then, but that doesn't stop at rich food and drink. Decadence in the form of self care is important, too! I love to soak in a long bath, to give myself honey facials, and to breathe in herbal steams. It's ...

Dandelion Recipes (and infographic!)

Dandelions. Dandelions are amazing! My longtime readers know that I often wax poetic about this despised "weed" - I sing songs to plants I find in my yard, stick flowers in my hair, and end up with yellow fingertips all spring long from preparing flowers for all sorts of dandelion recipes. I've made quite a ...

Maple by katie webster - as seen on pixiespocket.com

Things I Love: Maple Goodness

Look what I got in the mail! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway for a copy of "Maple: 100 sweet and savory recipes featuring pure maple syrup" by Katie Webster from the awesome "Yankee Kitchen ninja" blog. This book is more than just a collection of recipes. There's resources provided where you can learn ...

Things I Love: Springtime Twitterpation

Herbal Academy of New England Courses are great! Hello dear readers...I'm busy as a bee and hope that you are enjoying the buzz of springtime energy, yourself! I'm working to get my little soapwort starts ready to take with me to The Festival of Legends (Chapel Hill NC, April 25-26!) along with tinctures, ...

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Things I Love: My Busy Life

>   Just another day in the life of a pixie...image by Indulge Images   I've been busy, folks, which means there are infrequent updates and not a lot of blogging time.   I have been doing important things, like standing on a beautiful woman lying on a bed of nails!  Seriously though ...

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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 day surrounded by bee and honey related products, and a HONEY TASTING BAR. No kidding. I mean, really. Honey from Africa, France, Ireland, and of course, the ...

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Mother Earth Produce: From Local Farms to Your Front Door

For years, I was a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I even called myself a "pastatarian" years before the Flying Spaghetti Monster became a thing. It wasn't until after I turned 21 that my tastes began to change, allowing a wider experience in food than ever before...sushi, seaweed, spinach greens, salads, and ...

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Things I Love: Anything but January

Irish Gaeilge names for herbs by Irish Language Learners, a great site for learning the Irish language! Do you feel the January blues? I sure do. Forgetting your resolutions of a week ago? Me, too. I've caught myself nearly giving in to a habitual craving for booze even though I've imposed a dry time for myself. ...

amber apothecary by la luminaire

Things I Love

The days have been cold. And warm. And then cold, but then soon after, very warm. The bees and birds are confused, the trees and plants are confused, and I sure am, too. It *is* definitely December so it should not feel quite so March-y! That's my excuse for not putting up any winter decor, anyways. It feels ...

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