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Stephinie
Massachusetts
mama . community herbalist . someday farmer
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One of my challenges as an herbalist (and mama!) is often getting the herbs into the body that needs them. Some herbs are very lovely tasting and others, well, as my kids would bluntly say: taste terrible. They are pretty good about taking tinctures - even the "terrible ones". Teas, on the other hand, must be tasty if I want... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Loving that top! I am SO looking forward to my MAKE volume arriving! I think it will be a keeper on the shelf for sure.......
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2017 on 10.25.17 ~ the Strata Top ~ at SouleMama
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I've spent the last week sorting, taking pictures, and researching prices for oodles of fabric. Project declutter has officially begun. We'll likely be renting a very small space in town while we build a cabin on the farm - and we're currently in a larger house. I've given myself the general guideline of half of everything must go. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
I wish I had more weekends like this...... I have this dream of hosting weekend events for creative spirits to come and work on their projects. There is something magical about getting away from the everday......
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2017 on squam : part 2, the making...... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Marigolds and snow!!!
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The last few weeks have been a blur of activity. Birthdays, visitors, beach trips, fall festivals, apple picking, our oldest moving back to the East Coast....... (The sweet little girls in this photo turned 15 & 19 - oh my. Plus look at that belly, ha!) Joe had knee surgery the first of the month and has been home resting.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Such beautiful shoes - thank you for the chance to win!
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It truly is! I feel so grateful to have been a part of it. ❤
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I love walking through the woods to get to class and meals...... Squammies leave small treasures here and there. Yarn bits, pompoms, stones, feathers to leave love notes & wishes on. I took a class with two of the kindest and most talented artists on Thursday and Friday. First was a day of stamp carving with Penelope Dullaghan. We learned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
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*Just to warn you, I am SO going to overuse the word "magic" in this post. It can't be helped.* I'm still reveling in the in-between space, "between Squam and real life". I'm sure it sounds sentimental, but being at Squam this last time my dear friend Elizabeth hosted felt especially magical. For a decade she has worked her magic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Awwww, thanks. I keep meaning to get back here more often - but time just slips away from me. Glad to see you found this post :)
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2017 on do this one thing now...... at Sweetbrier Farms
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These pictures are from a visit to the farm in late spring of this year. The leaves were just beginning to pop on most things and the apple tree was full of blossoms. I'm not quite sure if this is an on purpose apple tree or a wild apple tree. I guess mother earth doesn't really differentiate between those two,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Love seeing Amanda in this space - her garden is so lovely!!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2017 on A Garden Tour with Amanda Riley at SouleMama
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I visited Alewives years ago on a roadtrip through coastal Maine with my mom (we attended SAW too!) - it still remains one of my most favorite fabric destinations ever!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2017 on Alewives Fabrics {a soulemama sponsor} at SouleMama
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Come visit our booth at the Hope Street Spring Block Part in Providence, RI this weekend! We'll have lots of pottery and herbal products for you to look at! Plus the Providence food scene is amazing and there's lots of fun things to do & see at the event! Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Just wait until he tells you that his dreams are in French! Our German exchange student told us this after about a week in our house.... it was quite funny! (much love to you mama - I know how this feels sending them off! My baby moved to Alaska in September and I haven't seen him since.... I did just book him a ticket home for a whirlwind family trip to see Dead & Co at SPAC in NY near our property, nothing like a concert to woo a 20 year old to come home for a visit ;) I am looking forward to setting the table for the whole crew....)
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2017 on 4.21.17 at SouleMama
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It's really amazing to watch them become adults - I think it's my favorite too. And GOODNESS that exchange student looks like he IS one of yours in that photo! Wow. We had an exchange student when I was in high school - from Germany - we still keep in touch and have visited a few times in the last 2+ (ahem) decades since then and her son even came to stay with us two summers ago - we refer to our kids as "host family cousins" - it's silly. Super good stuff for sure. xo~
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on 4.10.17 at SouleMama
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Thank you :) So fun to connect a little in this space - that’s the thing I miss the most about my blogging community. Yes to little and big things to keep us motivated….. and always yes to more plants - as many as we can fit in, right??
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2017 on almost like a farmer....... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Isn't it just the best thing ever when favorite books make the rounds through the kids? Especially when older siblings engage in conversation about favorite characters and such from long ago (to them at least)...... a book loving mama's dream!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2017 on 2.16.17 at SouleMama
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I think it will be years and years before I would ever consider myself a true farmer - but it feels good - and right - to be making small steps toward the dream we have held for so long. xoxo
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2017 on almost like a farmer....... at Sweetbrier Farms
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That is so great that your brother grows herbs!! I ended up ordering a lot through a Canadian company called Richters. They have a wonderful selection! I’m fairly limited to what I can find in reasonable driving distance here - most of which I purchased last summer as perennials - so this year was really fun to plan for and order some harder to find plants to add :) Also, I am so glad that I can move all this - or at least the better part of it to the farm next summer. It feels better putting all this work in when I know some of it will get to come with me!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2017 on almost like a farmer....... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Almost a year ago I decided to convert my vegetable garden to medicinal herbs. I spent the spring scouring every nursery for plants, visited local farms, and slowly planted beds a few plants at a time. My goal was to start a Community Supported Herbalism project: a seasonal apothecary share of freshly made herbal products with herbs grown on our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms
Thank you for the sweet words. I am definitely working on getting back into practice with writing. xo~
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on stories : 1 at Sweetbrier Farms
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Thank you Jenny :)
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2017 on stories : 1 at Sweetbrier Farms
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My kids are always telling me I should read one of their newest and loved adventures. Usually fantasy or science fiction. And while I do love hearing the plot and all about the characters from them, these genres don't speak to my soul in the same way as theirs... and when I do have time (which is not often enough)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Sweetbrier Farms