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A Circle of Quiet
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A Circle of Quiet

In her book, A Circle of Quiet, Madeleine L’Engle speaks about the daily workings of life at her farmhouse Crosswicks.  Since we moved to a farm four years ago, and I’ve taken on all sorts of new tasks like canning and preserving food and raising chickens, I found a kindred spirit in her musings on … Continue reading

Give Us This Day
Essay

Give Us This Day

* by Christie Purifoy Give us this day our daily bread … I’ve prayed those words since I was a little girl. I grew up understanding them as metaphor. I wasn’t really asking for bread. As I’ve continued to grow, as I’ve begun to watch my four children grow, I’ve found my faith becoming – not exactly … Continue reading

Wise Woman Wednesday #4: How to Make an Herbal Decoction (and Bonus Sugar Scrub Recipe)
Health/Natural beauty Recipes / Wise Woman Wednesday

Wise Woman Wednesday #4: How to Make an Herbal Decoction (and Bonus Sugar Scrub Recipe)

by Angela Infusions and decoctions are the basics of herbal remedies. Two weeks ago I shared how to make a simple herbal infusion. An infusion is usually used for leaves and flowers, while decoctions are used for roots, stems, and bark. To make a decoction, place your herbs in a pot and cover with water. … Continue reading