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Maple Sugaring

Last year, for the first time in thirty years or so, I set up a new sugaring pan in a new forest. What I found most interesting about the process was really questioning each aspect of the set up [...]

Sophie and the Wolves

Every year, at this time of year I feel we are aligned with the beginning and the end of time. For the Algonquin people in this area, the February moon is known as the Wolf moon. Everything is [...]


We’re just coming up on February and it’s been a long cold winter already. Since I finished the shell on the timber frame I’ve been inside a lot staring at the computer screen. It’s good in one [...]

Japanese Knotweed

By Steven Martyn It’s a curious thing that two of the primary healing plants for Lyme disease, Japanese Knotweed and Teasel seem to move into areas just when Lyme does.   The thing is, if [...]

Steven’s Story

One of two videos from the introduction to Herbal Medicine Making workshop; in this video of the sharing circle Steven gives us a brief account of his journey. Lots of life lessons for all of us here.