Gratitude

Gratitude

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

For the last 8 months I have started a daily practice of gratitude, journal-ling for a few minutes on what I am grateful for, what I would like to accomplish in the day and create a personal mantra focusing on what my soul needs to release or aspire to be. In the evening I remind myself of the highlights of the day and ways the day could have been better. These simple journal entries have become a guide and a beacon as I navigate life on a day to day basis, focusing on...

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The Little Crow Barn

The Little Crow Barn

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 10 comments

It has been a full, inspiring spring and summer with so many new challenges and adventures! Last summer I began dreaming of a little store front to support local artisans, a space for community to meet and to share my Ravenwood Wildcraft products and this spring it all came to life! I found a tiny barn on wheels in Princeton B.C. that was hand built with love as a gift to his wife for their goats and chickens. With a change of lifestyle, this couple ended up purchasing a...

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Magickal Mullein

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) Everywhere I go in the valley, there is sunny mullein, hugging road sides, popping up in dry, disturbed soil, her soft, fuzzy light green leaves forming a rosette close to the ground. This is mulleins first year growth; in the second year it grows a long stem that can reach up to 5’feet tall, covered in yellow individual flowers. Mullein takes me back to ancient days with its size and many old ways of use. The Greeks and Romans would dip the...

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Sacred Plants

Sacred Plants

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sacred Buffalo Berry (Shepardia canadensis)  This plant is new to me since moving into the valley, its bright red berries beckoning me to explore, gain knowledge of the history and the wild uses of this local fauna. Buffalo or soap berry, as it is often called, came by its common names as it was used by the first Europeans and First Nations as an accompaniment to buffalo meat preparations and by its high saponin content which gives the berry a slippery, foam similar to...

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The Edible Pine

The Edible Pine

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Edible Pine As I look out my window, all I see are the pine trees lining my driveway, the snow has melted, signs of spring have finally appeared, I catch myself  dreaming of warm summer days; that I almost forgot all the amazing qualities that pine has to offer. Pine is a quick growing, light wood tree that is adaptable to harsh environments, tends to grow well-spaced, protecting and providing shelter and nutrients for smaller, more sensitive plant species and provides...

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