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Sweetbrier
Massachusetts
mama . community herbalist . someday farmer
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I love that you were paying attention enough to notice him. I think the universe hands us these little moments all the time and too often we let them go unseen, even if they are loud and noticeable, too caught up in ourselves to pay attention. (guilty here for sure!)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sixteen Miles at beauty that moves
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Possibly one of my favorite things you've ever written.
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This is the pre-launch teaser for the project we have going on. We're starting a CSH : Community Supported Herbalism! Much like a vegetable CSA - Our CSH members will receive shares of handcrafted herbal goods at each change of the season to nourish and support them through the next one. We're already crafting up exclusive apothecary items made from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sweetbrier Farms
We’re hoping to have more for the next update - at least 8 or so! It will be much easier when we get the new bigger kiln up & running. Right now we can only fit 2 knitting bowls at a time in the small one, so it takes forever to get a set of them made! I can send you a sneak peek to pick one out next time too :)
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I’m really loving it. I hope you do too. It’s one main recipe and then they use that in two others. I love making more than one meal with something!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on in our kitchen..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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There are some new goodies in the shop : knitting bowls, three new teas, projects bags, rose soap, & more feather spoon rests. Also, we're hosting a little giveaway over on Small Things. Take a peek and enter to win! Happy Weekending Friends! xoxo, s Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sweetbrier Farms
Hoping to share both recipes in the future :) Still getting back into the swing of blogging. I’m afraid it’s just not part of my rhythm the way it used to be, things are just too busy these days.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2016 on in our kitchen..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Oh how I wish we were neighbors. My husband just upgraded his kiln to a full size (eek!) and we're selling the small one that go us started. It's been an amazing little kiln and really perfect for getting for home use.... that is, until your husband's hobby starts to take over the garage you used to park your minivan in (ahem!) I don't think my car minds, and neither do I. I am pretty happy he's found his groove. Anyway, if you have any questions about a low fire small kiln let us know! We've used a great one for the last 6 years we'd highly recommend.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on As it goes at SouleMama
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We do something similar with our leaves over the winter. It does make the BEST compost!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on 10 Reasons to Keep Chickens at Sweetbrier Farms
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Love this! And you. xo~
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on 10 Reasons to Keep Chickens at Sweetbrier Farms
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They really are sweet pets with the bonus of the best eggs ever. Maybe someday :)
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on 10 Reasons to Keep Chickens at Sweetbrier Farms
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Some favorites from our kitchen over the last month. Such gratitude for the return of plentiful backyard eggs! Frittata. Eggs & toast. Huevos Rancheros. Boiled eggs. Breakfast Burritos. Fried eggs over bowls of rice, greens and beans. We joined the lovely Feeding Our People subscription and it's been the perfect thing to pull me out of my cooking slump. Gluten... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
Oh Heather. I understand so very much. Our daughters are almost the same age. Mine will be 18 this fall, graduating from homeschool next month. My oldest son is 20. For some reason this last year has really been tough on me emotionally..... and before I even read the words of this post.... just seeing the picture of you and Emily on facebook had me choked up before I even got here. I have one foot in adult children and one in middle age children. There is *so* much growing and changing these days and so much magic being grown out of. It feels physically painful for me. Harder than I expected, and sooner than I expected to be feeling this way. Even though I still have 2 younger ones, I feel the speed of these years pushing me despite my best intention of digging in these heels. It's full speed ahead and I hope I did all the things I was supposed to, the important stuff you know. I worry. I hold my breath. I let them go. It's so hard. All of it. And oh how I miss those simple days from long ago...... sending you so much love!! xo
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2016 on This May Take Awhile at beauty that moves
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This Friday from 1-3 pm Sophie & I will be at the Providence Children's Museum with some of our chicks and hens for their annual Farm Friends event. Kids will be able to pet the chicks and feed our hens some sunflower seeds. The event usually draws a couple hundred people and I'm bound to run out of flyers about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
Thank you :)
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on keeping up at Sweetbrier Farms
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My last little one is ten this summer and I'm holding onto these days. So, so lovely.
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Oh how fun! I love it when one project leads to another.... and another..... And yes, it is a wonderful place to work. Sure makes this mama feel very happy!
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I love that!
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It’s probably the pre-reduced crystals (that’s what I used) - super quick + fun! But messy! You guys will have a great time dyeing stuff with it :)
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Jade works at the best ice cream place in our area. They use as many local products as possible to make the most delicious ice cream. Her bosses are super sweet and love their employees.... so much that when last year was a record year in ice cream sales they give all of their employees a retroactive pay raise for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
I looked into it, but it’s a monthly membership so it just doesn’t fit our time/fiscal budget right now. We did sign up for two fairs in Middleboro and Attleboro (you can sign up weekly with them)- so I’m excited about those. I’m easing into this festival/fair journey with just one or two a month over the summer. Still have to leave time for other adventures and camping trips on the farm :)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on all in a week..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Thank you! We’re really excited about it - this will be our first summer owning the land, so even though we are a ways off from living there full time, I’m looking forward to camping up there and planting berry bushes and fruit trees!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on our first night on the farm..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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He was so little!! I miss it so much…..
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on A little weekend Sewing... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Us too. Love you. xoxo
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on our first night on the farm..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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We were last weekend - I’ll let you know when we come up again. I’d love to bump into you at the market ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on our first night on the farm..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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