Tag: summer

Things I Love – Finding Balance

Between the book-writing and the baby, I feel blessed with abundance but that is concurrent with a lack of sleep and time in which to appreciate the blessings fully. I am lucky to be able to work from home as I resume some of the responsibilities from my day job, too.  I've been struggling a bit with eating enough as ...

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us in these sweet old mountains! One of those that I was excited for was Elderflower. A few years ago I offered some spare soapwort plants on a Facebook group for local plant people. ...

An Intentional Summer: A free Ecourse from Homespun Seasonal Living

Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living is offering a free class that is starting soon - An Intentional Summer. This 8-week e-course is designed to offer recipes, crafts, and other DIY projects that help you to embrace the abundant gifts of the summer season. With a weekly email covering a new topic and providing ...

Quote by Leonard Cohen, Mosaic by Amber Shehan. Use and share as you will!

Things I Love: This Busy Summer

"There's a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."  This Leonard Cohen lyric really helped me through a tough patch this summer. Nothing was exactly wrong, but everything just seemed a little harder and my mood hung somewhere between melancholy and razor-edged. You know how sometimes you can feel ...

Harvesting Goldenrod: a poem by Amber Shehan

Poem: Harvesting Goldenrod

Harvesting Goldenrod While my hand was draped in gold and my whole self consumed with the scent of Solidago, he attacked in the gloaming, in the tall grasses. I snapped another stem between my fingers until his golden dagger flashed and white light fire flared - the bobbing flowerheads cloaked him well. ...

RECIPE BOX: QUEEN ANNE’S LACE FLOWER JELLY

Recipe Box: Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Jelly

As I've discussed before, sometimes I think my neighbors must hate me for harboring a yard of unwanted pests and dingy weeds.  We encourage our yard to be an eco-system, rife with native plants and insects...which in our neighbor's world means "unmowed and disgusting!" The truth is that we DO mow around the house ...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Blackberry Mead

I can tell that it is truly summertime.  Over the last week or two, my housemates and I have gathered over two pounds of blackberries from the wild brambles on the property.  With chèvre on toast, and by the handful, we've managed to consume about one pound of those, and we froze the rest for later use. We plan on ...

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