Thursday, March 26, 2015

Please Help Us Buy Our Bees

I know honeybees for kids isn't the best sounding title but we hope to elevate the learning opportunities for children who visit our gardens by caring for bees here.  We are thankful to have a mentor and equipment all ready for us.  All we have to do is buy the bees.  Everyone here is excited to dive into this age-old journey of beekeeping.  One of the greatest ways we can help save the honeybees is by funding communities to care for sustainable colonies.

Sue McKown will be offering a FREEbee Workshop here this weekend to teach Harrisonburg folks about the art of natural beekeeping.  This is not industrial beekeeping.  As a practice, we are going to treat our bees with the same love, care and hard work that is applied to the land, faith and our communal lives.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Silvery Sage for the Winter Weary

What a great surprise I had last week when I found this bit of sage poking out from a bank of snow!!! I harvested it and since it was freeze dried (he he), put it in a jar and it is ready to use.  

I even saved all of the twigs for a sweet smelling sage stick bundle.  I hung it above my desk and the aroma is nothing short of a miracle!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Foraging Season is Upon Us

I designed a little Forager's journal for this year.  It was a fun little project!  I am too excited about this simple creation! 60 pages of wildcrafting fun!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Quirky Baby

Three months ago, this quirky, cute baby was born!  These pictures are of our expressive newborn.  How much more she giggles and squirms now!