Tag: yarrow

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection. These are ...

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Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Ouch. Uh-oh. I know that small, pinching burning pain. I've felt that before. If you've ever had to live with urinary tract infections, that small sting that comes just as you finish peeing is a feeling that you tend not to forget! I had that feeling one morning recently and jumped into action - I don't ...

Recipe Box: Hedgerow Jelly

Weeds and Wildflowers! What is a hedgerow? In the cultured, organized sense, it is meant to be a barrier of trees and shrubs planted to mark boundary lines or to keep grazing animals contained.  In the sloppier sense, it is the buffer of wild plants at the corners of a property.  It is that definition that inspired ...

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Ask A Pixie: #1- Onions and Plantain

Howdy, folks! I've been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I'm beginning a new feature called "Ask A Pixie" where I will answer your queries anonymously as a blog post. Got a question? Now, bear in mind that I am an herbalist, but not licensed to offer medical advice. What I can ...

2011 Autumn Herb Exchange

Pardon my lack of writing, but I've been recovering from my vacation.  I didn't overexert myself, but I have been so happy and relaxed, that a week has floated by since my last update before I even realized it! Last weekend's festival was a delight.  My love and I joined our friends in the woods of Georgia for some ...

A Pixies Pocket Honey Giveaway!

Thank You, dear readers! As many of you may realize,  I have been moving my infused honey shop from it's longtime home at Etsy to it's very own webpage. I promised that when I reached 100 "Likes," I would present the first ever giveaway on my little ole blog! So, thank you... You did it, and here we are! ...

May and June 2011 Growing Update…

Lavender in May, Image by MSP Ok, so we put our tomatoes out way too early...but we were given leggy tomato starts early in the season, and they just couldn't make it indoors anymore! Unfortunately, only the 2 Oregon Spring tomatoes look like they'll do anything - the 3 remaining are miserable, and we already ...

Circle and Circle and Circles again…

What a month it has been...camping, festivals, dear friends visiting my home and looking to put down roots in these sweet mountains.  There's been patterns woven, and circles coming 'round to completion. It makes me feel grounded, centered, and in tune with the world around me. A part of being in tune with your ...

What’s Coming Up in my Garden?

Spring is close...everyone that I see is big-footed and falling over themselves in a state of twitterpation. We had a lovely, loud rolling thunderstorm last week that must have woke up the snakes, and the goats who live next door reek of rut.  There were snow and rain all at the same time yesterday, and the roosters ...

October marches in…

Cold and windy, dark and ominous, October is marching in, leaving muddy tracks on my carpet to mix with the windblown leaves. I've been away from this blog and my shop for much of the warm months. I've been delving into gardening, raising chickens, working full time hours outside of the home, drumming, socializing, ...

Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

Amber by Modern Scribe Photography Howdy, everyone...I hope Spring's been keeping you as joyfully busy as it's been keeping me! Between building the chicken coop, filling honey orders, and jumping on the trampoline, I've been keeping the growing things tended. Oh, yes...I've been exploring and cultivating my ...

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