Tug Hill Herb Harvest and Some Surprises

Nearly every year since I began my herbal studies, I retreat up north to the Tug Hill region of New York state learning about, finding and using the plants that are detailed in my books. Each year is different, between the harvest times and the weather, which plants are growing profusely and which ones are […]

Slowing Down in the Summer (and Beyond)

As a child, summer meant hanging out by the pool, going to summer day camp, swimming in lakes, running through the woods, spending time with friends and being free from most responsibilities.  Now that I’m very well past that nostalgic time of freedom, summer means that I’m busier than ever – work schedule has required […]

Summer Heat Woes

As much as I tried to avoid getting overheated and succumbing to Summer Heat in the middle of a pretty horrid heat wave, I must admit: I failed.   It has been two years since I’ve had a Summer Heat invasion, the last time was when I decided to bicycle to work in 100F heat on […]

Spring Has Quickly Turned to Summer

Summer is here! I hope everyone is taking it easy, not overdoing it, and resting so that you’ll have the energy to do all that needs to be done over the coming months! At the same time, I hope you are enjoying the warmth and light that this season brings! I wanted to briefly introduce […]