What keeps us Vermonters sane through the dark days of winter, freezing temperatures and piles of snow? Dreaming about planting our gardens in the spring.
These late winter months often tease us with spring like sunshine but mostly consist of snowstorms, freezing temps, and gray skies. Our moods tend to be a little all over the place, too, leaving our bodies in confusing states. As we await the arrival of spring,
Many of us are very lucky: we feel safe in our homes, have access to a reliable food supply (in some cases even delicious, locally-produced fare), and can count on friends and family to provide support and companionship.
We have arrived in November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. We've gotten through an election, and we are still living through the stressful times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome to a dew decade! It's been a healthy start, and we are enjoying the cozy nights, and setting new intentions for the year to come. With anxiety about the state of our world, we have been turning to some simple routines to nourish ourselves...
We have arrived to November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. It's the start of the holiday season, and we find more time to spend with family and friends, indulging in lovingly-prepared meals, and cozying up to the warm fires of the season.
Now that fall is here and we are readying ourselves for winter and slowing down, it’s a good time to look at our sleep patterns and see how they can be improved.
We have all heard that our moods (and even our thoughts) don’t live in our heads. For example, we’ve known for a while that serotonin...
Every spring, I dig up dandelions. When I started my first garden, this was an act of fear: “If I don’t get them out now,” I used to think, “they’ll dump seed everywhere!”
Our annual gift guides aim to make your holiday shopping personal, thoughtful, and healthy; for your friends and family, and the planet. Our bitters make great gifts, and our stress and mood tonics take it to a new level, as you gift with intention this year.
Tonic herbalism is all about taking simple initiative to care for your well-being. Many herbs and virtually all medicine focuses on sickness...
These nutritionally packed, herbal treats are one of our favorite things to have on hand and only take a few minutes to make.