Category Archives: health

Medicinal Herb Survey at the Lower Farm

Remedios de Ledoux Wild plants have been used by humans for medicinal purposes since prehistoric times. In the past two thousand years volumes of books have been written, by herbalists from around the world, to document the preparation and use … Continue reading

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ART and Wellness….diary sketches

    “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”     Pablo Picasso Rummaging around in my attic I came across an old black portfolio case. Safeguarded inside were art notes and sketches, ideas to be pursued at a … Continue reading

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A Small Patch Where Little Flowers Grow

Where Little Flowers Grow   I left a small patch A place I didn’t mow, Just a small patch Where little flowers grow.     In the morning sun I see The oasis radiantly glow, I’m seated on the Earth … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms and Lilacs

  Apple blossoms bring back memories of my youth. In back of the homes across the street from where I lived was a long narrow cornfield. Running in a perfectly straight line on the far side of the cornfield was … Continue reading

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Wellness at the Waterfall

  Waterfalls…noisily rushing over a precipice of land, crashing to the surface below, the air cooler where the water mists, an ancestral memory. Besides their captivating appearance in nature, waterfalls have been shown to improve mental and physical well being … Continue reading

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Where did the breadbox go?

Found in an old cabin In American kitchens of the 1940s and 50s, in nearly every home, a breadbox sat on the countertop. I know in ours it did, as well as every neighbor, friend and family. Ours disappeared from … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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