Tuesday, September 21, 2010

and the winner is......

Lucky number three!

Karen, you have won!

Please contact me @ faeriefey84@gmail.com

To claim your lovely lavender basket!

thank you everyone!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The View From Here

When you say POOP? I say Hooray!
Today we put the truck to work and hauled a load of horse manure home!

Happy Garden!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stocking up for the Holidays - A Give-a-way!

Can you believe it is only 3 months until Christmas?????? How did the year fly by so fast!!!! In honor of the approaching season, I am giving away a Lavender Zen Gift set from the soap shop.

The set includes one of the yummy lavender eye pillows pictured above.

one of these sweet little bottles of Lavender perfume oil.

and two bars of the creamy lavender oatmeal soap!

Wait! There is one more surprise, a solid lavender lotion bar. So yummy but so shy. No photos yet. I said it was a surprise.

Just leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Monday!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Persephone's Pomegranate

Do you know the story of Persephone and the seeds of the pomegranate? Kidnapped by Hades and held in the underworld, she was tricked into eating seven seeds of a pomegranate. This doomed Persephone to spend those months as the Queen of Hades court. Poor Demeter was so heartbroken without her daughter that she allowed the world to fade and die. Only when Persephone emerges again in the spring, is the earth reborn.

In honor of our decent into the dark months, I am offering a special pomegranate soap for a special price. Simply become a fan of Sacred Waters Soap Co on facebook and type FBfan into the notes on your etsy order and the soap will be yours for 4.00 instead of the regular 4.50.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

The View From Here

Babe, my new blue burb!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Day of Outdoor Service

Make a Difference: 9/11 Day of Outdoor Service

Every day is filled with a chance to make a difference, today even more so with the ability to communicate in seconds through a virtual world. We can transfer money to a cause, virtually sign a petition, and spread the word to hundreds of people in our personal networks. Yet, at the end of the day, the challenge lies where words meet action. Where people connect to each other in their communities, to their roots, and create one family. Change is but a single combination of letters unless it is founded in action.

September 11th is a deep wound and just like any other wound either physical or within our soul, one of the cures is found in nature. I think about my Mom’s garden and how it provides Aloe Vera for our cuts and burns. So too can we find healing, hope, and joy in joining together to serve our communities on 9/11. The joy of rolling in the grass, fishing, hiking, or gardening should not be taken for granted just as the simple act of rolling up sleeves and digging within our hearts to rebuild America.

Join us in remembering and honoring 9/11 by hosting a service event in your community.

Visit Sierra Club Serve Outdoors for more information.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Out Of The Box

Every week we go and pick up a box overflowing from our local CSA farm. I can hardly wait to get it home and unpack, sometimes I can't wait. The children and I eagerly dig through the box in the back of the car, each one squealing over some anticipated treasure. It could be the amazing watermelon or perhaps the chalky green bundle of kale but every week there is something for each one of us.

A farm box you say, no control over what is coming? What are you supposed to do with all that stuff in there? How does one get through the whole box before the next box gets here? What was that purple thing in the box? I hear these queries and many more.
I treat it as a game, a challenge to get through all that amazing fresh veg.

This week the box had some really lovely cherry tomatoes, both red and yellow, as well as basil and fragrant bundle of thyme. Out come my favorite cookbooks and the search begins! In my go-to veggie book, How To Cook Everything Vegetarian, I found this marvelous recipe for a simple tomato salad. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Cherry Tomato Salad
with soy sauce

2 tbsp soy sauce
pinch of sugar
2 tsp dark sesame oil
4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved crosswise
1/2 cup basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade
freshly ground black pepper

COmbine the soy sauce, sugar and oil in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes and basil and sprinkle liberally with black pepper. Toss gently to coat. Let it stand at room temp. for a little bit, stir and taste. If needed adjust the dressing and eat:)

Now what to do with all that Thyme?????

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ready to go!

Back to school that is. He is so happy the day is finally here.
He has been asking since the week after school let out
for summer vacation. For me it will mean some rare time alone.
Time to work, and a little to play just for mama.

The View From Here

Labor Day on the farm.
Doesn't look like any work is getting done.