Becoming an Herbalist

Congratulations Sacred Owl School of Original Medicine class of 2015!  Thirteen more herbalists have entered the world to help people. What happens when a woman gets the nerve to learn something new outside of her already hectic roles of motherhood, job force, home maker, and/or business owner, and spends three months in class?  You get a lot of crying and laughing and learning from each other, the teacher being no exception.  Should this be my last in-person class then I went out on a high note.  This was such a spectacular meeting of thirteen plus me and I count myself blessed to have … Continue reading Becoming an Herbalist

The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

I wonder if life thus far has been preparing us for this.  Doug and I love bed and breakfasts.  We travel when we can and see as many as we can.  We even considered opening our own.  We lived through the coldest winter of our lives and came out stronger and loving the sun even more.  We have been practicing and perfecting every homestead skill we can think of in order to be more self reliant and to encourage others to do the same by teaching these skills.  We have amazed even ourselves by being able to grow food in … Continue reading The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

Making Your Own Herbal Medicines (and why they work better than anything pharmaceutical or in the health food store)

Would you like to improve your health and not have to go to the doctor every time you get sick or injured?  Would you like to take the fear out of becoming ill?  Would you like to not worry about side effects ever again?  This sounds like an infomercial.  But, these are not empty promises.  Once you start working with herbs, it is hard to go back to medicines with warnings that are scarier than a horror movie.  Even the over the counter drugs are deadly. Many folks have tried herbal supplements from the store with varying degrees of success.  “I … Continue reading Making Your Own Herbal Medicines (and why they work better than anything pharmaceutical or in the health food store)