Harvest Days Revisited, A taste of a small apothecary

Harvest Days Revisited, A taste of a small apothecary

The harvest season waxed & waned this year with some cold days freezing the ground a bit, but then a few warm ones where we were digging horseradish, dandelion & evening primrose roots. And then suddenly, snow.

It’s at this time when the focus changes from outside harvest to the processing of all the spring, summer & fall bounty. Dried herbs are brought out to mix together for teas. Jars are opened for bottling elixirs. In each bag & jar there is a story of the harvest. Of the friends & family who helped. Of the places visited. Of the herb’s scent, vibrancy, healing & story.

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Healthy Heart Tea

Each herb I open brings a nostalgia for those warmer days, but simultaneously a healing & comfort of that memory.

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From up high in a European Linden by the bay.

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European Linden by the bay. A long abandoned dairy farm, where bits of milk bottles are found as sea glass.

Rosa Rugosa

Rosa rugosa by the ocean.

Harvesting roses.

Harvesting roses.

Rose Elixir

Rose Elixir

When I opened the rose elixir last week the whole house seemed of rose, as if I had my nose deep in a flower.

Rose Elixir

Rose Elixir

Violets

Violets

Chest Massage Balm

Chest Massage Balm

 

Heartsease

Heartsease

Heartsease flower skeletons

Heartsease flower skeletons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Elixir

Heart Elixir

 

 

Oats

Milky Oats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Well Being Tea

Winter Well Being Tea

 

Ache Relief Salve, a local tiger balm

Ache Relief Salve, a local tiger balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elderberries

Elderberries

Looking for Bald Eagles

Looking for Bald Eagles

Fresh Ginger

Fresh Ginger

Elderberry Ginger Elixir

Elderberry Ginger Elixir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendula Oil for Healing Salve & Chest Massage Balm

Calendula Oil for Healing Salve & Chest Massage Balm

Rest Sweetly Tea

Rest Sweetly Tea

Thyme Flowers for Infusing into Raw Honey

Thyme Flowers for Infusing into Raw Honey

Late Sumer Oxymel

Late Sumer Oxymel

Late Summer Oxymel Herbs

Late Summer Oxymel Herbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borage Flowers for Heart Elixir

Borage Flowers for Heart Elixir

Lemon Balm Glycerite

Lemon Balm Glycerite

White Pine Resin for Drawing Salve

White Pine Resin for Drawing Salve

White Pine Resin for Drawing Salve

White Pine Resin for Drawing Salve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendula drying for tea.

Calendula drying for tea.

Harvesting: Horsetail, Balsam Fir tips, Hemlock tips, Balsam Fir resin

Harvesting: Horsetail, Balsam Fir tips, Hemlock tips, White Pine tips & Balsam Fir resin

 

New Luxurious Bath Salts!

New Luxurious Bath Salts!

Great deal!

Great deal!

FREE Botanical Notecard with each purchase of $100! (While supplies last!)

FREE Botanical Notecard with each purchase of $100!

Don’t forget to get your orders in by Monday, December 15th. You can still order December 16th & 17th, but the Post Office won’t guarantee delivery on time for the holidays.

Also, Wake Robin Botanicals will be vending at the Delightful & Delectable Holiday Market in Great Barrington, December 19 – 21. Find out more HERE.

 

Autumn Oxymel

Autumn Oxymel

 

Enough

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.
Until now

David Whyte, Where Many Rivers Meet

 

 

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