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Rachel Wolf
Driftless, WI
Lover of wild places, blogger, homesteader-in-training, homeschooling mama, & the owner of LüSa Organics. At home in the hills of the Driftless.
Interests: Writing, knitting, mothering, farming, exploring, and living life out loud.
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Just popping in with two quick pieces of business! First, a heartfelt thanks. Your words yesterday were so kind and understanding. Thank you for sharing your voices here. It means more than you know. And second, the Spring Herbal Retreat... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clean.
It is hard. Thanks for your words, Val.
Thank you, Casey.
Thanks Kelly. x
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Keeping farm animals is a full-time job. Even when it's only your hobby. It's a day-and-night 24/7-365 gig. Like having a dog. Or more accurately (in our case) twenty-seven dogs. It's a tiny bit like parenting, except it's an opt-in/opt-out... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clean.
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The Spring 2017 Women's Herbal Retreat is officially scheduled! And I can hardly wait. Like our first ever retreat last autumn, this gathering will be a small group of kindred spirits coming together to create community and learn about plants,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clean.
Absolutely! I meant to add a note that if you can't find Meyer lemons that ordinary lemons would also work. Enjoy.
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I made a small batch of Limoncello for my sister this fall. Sadly (not sadly) it didn't all fit in the jar and I had to keep a 1/4 pint for myself. And oh. My. Goodness. I'm not sure when... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clean.
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I reread this post before I shard it this morning. And though I wrote it just two years ago, so much has changed in that short time. It's been months since she has asked me to cook with her in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Clean.
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If I held out my hands, one full of fear and the other full of love, which offer would you choose? Of course you would. So would I. We'd choose love. Every time. Yet as we walk through our lives... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Clean.
Sent you a PM, mama. Holding your hand today, from far across the ocean.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2017 on Homeschooling truths at Clean.
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It's easy to talk about homeschooling triumphs, when our children excel and soar. Because there is the evidence that what we're doing it right. Just look at how smart they are! And so we talk about it. A lot. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Clean.
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2016 got a pretty bad rap. But over here anyway there was so much to celebrate. Here are a few favorite (or otherwise memorable) moments from the past year... So we celebrate all of the goodness and magic that came... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Clean.
Jacquelyn, I'm not sure if you're seen this post http://lusaorganics.typepad.com/clean/2014/05/backyard-forts-or-lets-not-overthink-this.html but I discuss this very hurdle - overthinking versus simply doing. Enjoy the new year full of jumping in and doing all the things!
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Create beauty at Clean.
Happy Birthday, Emily!
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Create beauty at Clean.
Thinking of you, Jill. Sending peace your way.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Create beauty at Clean.
Of course, Abby! Let's try this: Creamy Potato Ham Soup 1 large onion, diced 2 Tb butter 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 2 quarts/liters chicken stock 6 medium yellow potatoes (or other non-baking potato), cubed Herbs: bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, dill, salt, pepper 1-2 bunches of collard greens, kale, or other sturdy cooking green 1/2 lb of ham, diced Salute onion in butter until it becomes translucent. Add garlic and briefly sauce. Add chicken stock, potatoes, and herbs. Simmer until potatoes are soft. Remove 1/3 of soup and puree with a submersible blender. Return to pot. Add collards and ham and cook until greens are tender but not overcooked (approximately 15 minutes for collards, 8 - 10 for kale). Adjust seasoning and enjoy! (We served it with live-fermented sauerkraut, added to the top after it cooled a bit. So good!)
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Create beauty at Clean.
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I had every intention of being productive today. I even set an alarm. (Something I've only done a handful of times in the past decade.) And, well, a solid two hours after my alarm went off I finally stumbled out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Clean.
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I've spent the past few weeks pondering what my 'word' will be for 2017. Last year (the first year I chose a word to represent the coming year) my word was "get shit done in 2016". (Okay, it's more than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Clean.
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Thank you for your kind words, Kendra. Sending un-slumped shoulders and a glad heart your way, express. x
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2016 on Making space at Clean.