Working on the curriculum for my next workshop/class –
Kitchen Witchcraft: An Intro to Culinary Uses of Medicinal Herbs!!!
Hoping to have it held at both Electric Nomad Dance and Nourish Louisa and maybe other interested spots.
Gonna try to make some money. Hoping folks will be interested!!!
More to come!!! Stay tuned for details!!
This Saturday!!! I will be there with 2 new zines, old zines and some other people’s zines plus herbal swag!!! Come on out!! #diy #zine #zines #zinester #radical #rva #creative #madeinva #local #writer #author #comics #zinelife #comic #artist #poet
Peanut butter and
Garlic is the best unknown
Flavor combo star
Come out to the Farmer’s Market @ St. Stephen’s at 6000 Grove avenue from 8-12 today and every Saturday to buy local produce, prepared food, bread, milk, eggs, fruit, cheese, clothes, soap and more!!!
We also have tons of vendors selling plants! Broadfork Farm, Byrd Farm, Creighton Farm, Crazy Farm, Medina and Sons, G. Flores Produce, Sweet Gum Botanicals, Crumptown Farm etc.!!! Cucumber, tomato, onion, basil, oregano, thyme, mint, parsley, sorrel, sage, strawberry, rosemary, lavender, kale, spinach, lettuce, etc.
Come on by! Grow something green in the earth or in a pot or wherever you can! The earth needs us and fresh, local, natural food is the best medicine!!!!
Made some tincture tonight from fresh black walnut hulls in their green stage. Already turning a neat green color. Going to be nice to have this on hand for parasites on or in people or critters. We harvested these walnuts from trees on our farm. In the future we would like to harvest the nuts from Juglans Nigra. Made sure to wear gloves while processing so as to not stain my hands.
It’s hot yall. My fall/winter/spring nightly cup of hot tea just doesn’t seem appetizing. I still make herbal tea most days, but am happy to have developed a soothing, cooling, nourishing adaptation of southern sweet tea to quench my thirst on these hot days.
Southern Summer Herbal Sweet Tea
10 bags of orange pekoe tea
3 tbsp nettles
3 tbsp milky oats or oatstraw (work with what you’ve got)
2 tbsp red raspberry leaf
2 tbsp motherwort
2 tbsp lemonbalm
1 tbsp blue vervain
Honey or sugar to taste
I put all my herb in tea bags or tea balls, or loose in a big pot of 1 gallon of water. I turn the stove on to boil. How you make your tea affects the medicine and taste. There is definitely room for your personal choice here. I tend to boil my tea with the plants in for 20 minutes. Then I turn the stove off and let the mixture cool with the herbs in. After a bit I remove the plant matter and mix in honey. Then I refrigerate the sweet tea in a tea dispenser with a spout.
If you are interested in showing financial support, you can do so via purchasing items from my Etsy –
The Heathen Homestead
there are books, earrings, tinctures, and other sorts of things available for purchase!
Also check out our Window Restoration Business – Karnage Creations LLC (I am a licensed contractor, jack of many trades). We can restore your historic windows, paint, etc.
And for the newest upcoming project of a farm, herbal medicine apothecary, and furniture enterprise, our website for the Heathen Homestead.
Thanks for any support you can offer!