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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 […]

Wild Leeks, Wild Foods: A greater conversation

Wild Leeks, Wild Foods: A greater conversation

written April 2014 (updated April 2015) Here in the northern Berkshires the season of wild edibles is just beginning. And like many, I love eating wild leeks (Allium tricoccum, or ramps, ramson.) I love eating wild foods and yay for the foraging! But there is an important discussion to be had and I’m really excited that it is getting some mainstream press (finally.) […]

Hope! Because sometimes we need some help.

Hope! Because sometimes we need some help.

Wake Robin Botanicals & Dandelioness Herbals have been working hard to collect some videos of inspiration & laughter. It took many grueling hours to vet all the videos that came our way! May this help with some giggles, hope & inspiration when you may be feeling overwhelmed or sad. Enjoy! Geese on Parade Foxes on Trampoline Nana-na-nana Bird Cap Sledding […]

Red in Winter

Red in Winter

Winter is often associated with white, grey & brown. But other colors often standout from this more neutral canvas: blue skies, pink & orange sunsets, green lichens & red berries. Red in Winter. From Salves, Creams, Oils & Lip Balms Summer sunshine for the colder months. From Tinctures, Elixirs & Glycerites Sweet, Tart & Wellness in one. Also remember we have a Valentine Love page up […]

Valentine Love

Valentine Love

Days are getting longer & the sun shines brighter each day. The cold winds are balanced with a warm fireplace. I like avoiding the commercial Valentine’s day & choose instead to think of those I love, remember to take time for self care as well & reflect/act on empathy, love & compassion. It’s a time for crafting, cooking, thinking of […]

Ground Treasures

Ground Treasures

 Magic from the Forest Floor A small child sees treasure on a shining wet forest floor. A smooth oval acorn gets slipped into a pocket. And the pockets are consequently filled. One treasure after another found amongst the brown carpet of leaves and ancient shimmering rocks. Cold pink fingers and dirty nails. I, too, search for treasure. I start to […]

Last orders for 2013!

Last orders for 2013!

 Last Orders for 2013! Today and tomorrow are the last days to place your orders for 2013. wakerobinbotanicals.com/products Give a lasting & healthy gift of tea, a salve or some yummy tinted lip balm. ~ Come visit us this weekend in Great Barrington! Market Hours: Friday Dec 20th: 5-8pm Preview Party Satruday Dec 21st: 10-6pm Sunday Dec 22nd: 11-3pm Preview Party Details: […]

Festival in the Berkshires this Weekend!

Festival in the Berkshires this Weekend!

Come visit Wake Robin Botanicals this weekend! We’ll have all sorts of goodies and some good deals as well (see below.) Taste test elixirs, smell salves & take a look at our colorful teas.         . With each purchase over $50, receive a free Tangerine Yarrow lip balm. For this weekend only!           […]

Herbals Online this Season!

Herbals Online this Season!

Hello Dear Friends & Family, Wake Robin Botanicals has been busy, busy, busy, concocting, bottling & labeling since harvesting has slowed down. It’s been fun to open bottles that contain summer sunlight and fragrant smells. Come check the latest products online. Of Special Interest: Current Season Products (We have paired up with Dandelioness Herbals to create a Complementary Dream Pair. […]

Rise with the Sun & come visit Wake Robin @ the Farmer’s Market

Rise with the Sun & come visit Wake Robin @ the Farmer’s Market

Come visit the Marshfield Farmer’s Market tomorrow, between 10 and 1! We have products for the season: Don’t Bug Me Spray Lip Balm (Sweet Orange Violet) St. John’s Wort Oil (for the aches, bites & burns of the summer months) Seasonal Teas Elixirs (Rose) Salves (Ouchless & a wonderful Drawing Salve for splinters & stings) Drawing Salve on Facebook Like […]