Missouri Herbs

Missouri Herbs
Our new website

For herbs I don't grow, this is my favorite place!

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin
On our site, you will see selected links to books that have been valuable to our homesteading, permaculture, spiritual, health and natural building paths and links to products we use or feel are ethical. Purchasing any of these products through my site will help contribute to our homesteading success and our teaching others to do the same.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New website!


I put together a basic website for locals who visit my booth at the Farmer's Market. Many people have asked for a way to read through all my "stuff" at home and what other "green" businesses are around. People who stop by the market while traveling have asked for a website in the event they want to re-order.

So here it is, I still have a long way to go! People ask me all the time if I know a clinical herbalist, so I setup a page called "Herbalists I trust". These are people that are able to take new clients right now and certainly not ALL the herbalists I trust. I'm only highlighting herbalists that use extracts, teas and salves in most cases over capsules.

I will try to find a clinical herbalist in the Missouri / Arkansas Ozark area. If you know of any, please let me know so that I can talk to them. I thought I'd highlight 5 or so at a time, so if you are an herbalist that isn't on there, please don't get your feelings hurt. I'll probably get to you ;-)

www.missouriherbs.com

Monday, April 1, 2013

Desert Tortoise Botanicals ~ Plant Medicine Wilderness Retreat


 
White Mountain, AZ Photo by Jon Mancuso

If you are attending the Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous with me near Flagstaff, AZ this September 19 - 22nd or just happen to be in Arizona or New Mexico and love plants, I want to let you know about another event that will be happening just afterwards.  

For some people that attend the Rendezvous, this is a vacation and they don't want the fun or learning to end.  So John Slattery, the Sonoran Herbalist of Desert Tortoise Botanicals, has created an event nearby to complement the Rendezvous. 

John Slattery, the Sonoran Herbalist

John's Plant Medicine Wilderness Retreat is September 25 - 28th in the White Mountains near Alpine, Arizona. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Face Creams

Rosemary Gladstar

I like to make face cream for my family and me.  I usually make 1 - 2 quarts of rose hip infused oils to make my creams with per season.  After keeping enough for myself and mailing tubs to my family, I sell whatever is left at the farmer's markets.  

There are a tremendous amount of websites about making your own cream and it's a fun thing to do.  I use Rosemary Gladstar's base recipe from her book Herbal Recipes and have tested my recipes on willing family members for 3 years.  My Aunt Cynthi commissioned my first creams and was a chief tester and so was my Mom and grandmother.  My brother Jared and Pam bought me Rosemary's book.  So it was a family collaboration.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Plant Healer Magazine at the Baker Creek Festivals



MARCH 3, 2013
Come visit me in the Plant Healer Magazine booth for the Heritage Day Festivals at Bakersville Pioneer Village / Baker Creek Seeds on the first Sunday of every month, March through October (except May when they hold their annual Spring Planting Festival).   Just look for all the artwork and I'll probably have some herbal products available as well!

There is no admission charge for the Heritage Day Festivals, which open at 10 a.m. The first one in 2013 will be on March 3. Attendees at these festivals usually enjoy a full day of music, some garden presentations in our speaker barn, a good variety of goods to purchase from assorted vendors, and food at our Asian restaurant and flour mill bakery.


Now is the time to get your heirloom seeds started anyway ~ so come on out, get your seeds, see some awesome art in the Plant Healer Booth, sample some salve, check out the museums and stores and eat at one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants in the Ozarks. 

Please share!





ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DAYS I'LL BE THERE:

APRIL 7
MAY 5 - 6
JUNE 2
JULY 7
AUG 4
SEP 1
OCT 6  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ozark Mountain Saxophone Band



My husband has formed a new group, the
Ozark Mountain Saxophone Band. 
Here is a sample of their music, "Yesterday" by Paul McCartney.
  
 Check out more of their videos on facebook:




Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Part II on sleep disorders and exhaustion




I have lived on the lip
Of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
Knocking on a door.  It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside! ~ 


(As usual, I have to apologize for blogger.com's horrible formatting and at times lack of  or too much space between bullet points..  It is completely random.  There's not a thing I can do about it but switch to another blog format, which I'm working on.)

After writing this post, something seemed wrong or missing; I didn't feel comfortable posting it.  I bought two used books on sleep paralysis to see if there was something obvious I missed and to see what others have found that helped.  In late 2000 when I started looking for solutions, I couldn't find one book specifically about sleep paralysis (SP) or exhaustion that helped.  Lots of other books put together did help (a list at the end), though they were on topics from physics to mindfulness. From those books and experimenting, I found things that worked for me, the things I'm writing about here.  I'm also including things I have found more recently that I also think will help.  I'm not a professional healer and some of my terminology is just a stab at the best description.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Garden Calendar

 
My friend online garden buddy and dear friend took our notes from the last few years of growing in the Ozarks and used the official USDA data to create a beautiful garden calendar. The artwork is all hers as well! It also has lots of areas for notes. 
 The calendar is available for zones 6-9. She is a hard working organic gardener who has put a lot of love and time into this.  I don't think the website is completely finished, but it's close enough to order. 
If you are so inclined, can you please share her link?
http://zarkinroyal.com/thegardencalendar.html
 
 P.S.  I just started on part 2 in my sleep disorder series, sorry it's taking so long!  Hopefully I'll be done soon.