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Stephinie
Massachusetts
mama . community herbalist . someday farmer
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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
This looks lovely! Thank you for sharing :)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on keeping tradition, gluten free at SouleMama
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Yeah!! So glad you are in love with everything :)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on Sweetbrier Stocking Stuffers at Sweetbrier Farms
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Oh this makes my so happy to hear - thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on Sweetbrier Stocking Stuffers at Sweetbrier Farms
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So sweet! I think the same happens with mine :)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on elving...... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Thank you Jenny! Yes, time really does seem to zip by more quickly than we realize…. and all this waiting has got me practicing patience for sure ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on corners of home..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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We got the last bit of the packages out in the mail yesterday. Both to family and customers. (thank you to our customers for the amazing support this season - it was our busiest yet and we are so grateful!) We're not heading to NY to visit family until after the holidays so I have a bit of extra time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
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I just updated the shop with some new goodies : herbal deodorants, half a dozen new soaps, and some lovely bath soaks! Plus we have a collection of herbal stocking stuffer ideas if any of you are still looking for some gift ideas: (left to right, top to bottom) 1. rose facial bar 2. super salve 3. lip balm 4.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
The marshmallows are the best! I buy a half dozen bags every winter :) And I can’t believe it’s been almost four years either….. I’ll be so happy once we have official paperwork in hand and are done with the waiting…. 3 months of waiting is starting to wear on my patience!
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2016 on corners of home..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Right? It’s unbelievable. Time flies….. and it all just gets faster as they get older. I. Can’t. Even. Seriously. (thanks for the product love - lots of work as you know, but seriously filling my heart!)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on corners of home..... at Sweetbrier Farms
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Hahaha!! I love you so freakin' much!! xoxo
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on softly...... at Sweetbrier Farms
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This marks our fourth winter in this house. It seems that each time we move and settle in, the time zips by more quickly than the last. Didn't we just get here? Oh goodness, look at those little faces! We're once again in the waiting phase after filling out the list, though this time we didn't put anything on it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
You are the sweetest. Truly. xoxo~
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2016 on softly...... at Sweetbrier Farms
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The renewal is up for the blog this month. I looked over the last year and realized I had posted a small handful of times. Less & less in the latter half of the year. Joe asked me awhile back why I stopped writing. Not here on the blog so much, but real writing. In notebooks. On pages stuffed into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Sweetbrier Farms
I’m so glad you found the recipe and that you enjoyed it so much! Great minds think alike :) It’s such a yummy way to use up jam that made it through the winter!
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