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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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I'm glad you're here, Heather. x
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Hi, Deb! This is so sweet. Lupine remembers talking to you. She was indeed excited about the cassette tapes! (Shes quite the audio book lover, that kid.) Do say hello the next time you see us out and about! It doesnt happen often and it is always very sweet to meet people who have been reading for a while. Perhaps well see you next June at Marys Berries! Warmly, Rachel
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I've talked before about my bumpy, imperfect entrance into motherhood. I've shared with you my reflections on how fleeting this chapter of childhood truly is. But sometimes when we're standing in too close it can still be hard to see.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clean.
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Our main family celebration of the year is not Christmas but Winter Solstice. As a secular family, we have been celebrating Solstice for some 15 years, since our first born was just a baby. Many of our current customs date... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Clean.
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The Solstice elves have been busily making play dough for your little ones this season! (Well, it might have been Lupine...) Regardless, these magical play doughs are just waiting to be tucked under your holiday tree! You can find all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clean.
Hi Natalie! Thanks for your order! We decorate the labels using colorful (or not!) fine-tip permanent markers. Happy holidays! Rachel
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Overwhelmed? I feel ya. This post (from December 16, a couple of years back) feels more timely than ever this season! Even if it is only the 8th... Our tree on December 15: a study in minimalism. Let's all come... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Clean.
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This season I am sharing some of my favorite past posts that help us cultivate more simple, meaningful holidays. This post from 2013 is one of the most resonant pieces I think I have ever shared. It struck a cord... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Clean.
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We headed to the Christmas tree farm yesterday to cut our tree, a week or so ahead of our usual last minute schedule. (Yay, us!) This was mostly due to Lupine's calendar management skills, and noting that cutting next weekend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Clean.
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Santa. Saint Nick. The Easter Bunny. The Tooth Fairy. Gnomes in the forest and fairies in the flower garden. For those among you raising your little ones with a healthy dose of magic in their lives, this post is for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Clean.
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Are you inspired to have a more simple holiday with a little less excess at the end of the season? Especially when it comes to your children? You're not alone. Since I shared these two posts to inspire more simple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Clean.
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Though our work and life seasons are still racing along at a breakneck speed, we took the weekend to pause and breathe. Here are a few snapshots from the past few days... There were foods to make for Thanksgiving (a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Clean.
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(Winter 2016 box shown. Not representative of the Winter 2017 collection!) As a certifiable introvert, few things bring me greater contentment than not having to leave the house. As we drove home from the city yesterday (after spending Thanksgiving with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Clean.
Hi Loma! You could certainly give it a try, but I'm not sure if would save you much work, since you'd still have to strain the pulp. If you do it, let me know what you think of the result.
I hope you enjoy it, Erin!
The sweetener in here is optional, but mimics the natural sweetness of cream or milk. Though I haven't sweetened coffee since I was in my 20's, this little dab I like. Perhaps I'll muster my courage to try the coconut oil/ghee... maybe... ;-)
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When I told you I quit drinking alcohol I also mentioned giving up wheat, corn, and dairy again. And truly, the only hard one in that bunch seems to be dairy. More specifically half-and-half. Because despite the churning belly after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Clean.
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Hygge /HEW-gə/ noun A Danish word for coziness, warmth, and comfort that inspires a feeling of contentment and well-being. "Hygge is the warm, contented feeling of gathering with loved ones around the wood stove. It is flickering candlelight, warm and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Clean.
HI Lexi, Yes - it depends on the honey and the herbs but a bit of bubbly fermentation can be normal. Mine is doing the same at the moment. I think if you havent shaken every day its more obvious. Needless to say, discard if it smells or appears spoiled, but being just honey and scrubbed roots a bit of bubbles is not a problem.
That sounds lovely! I'm glad you're jumping in on Thanksgiving now that Canada is home. What a wonderful holiday it is.
Small choices to align with our hearts or beliefs always seem like a good decision. Not to mention wonderful modeling for your kids of living your truth. You'll know when it's time. Good luck!
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Thank you!
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You too, my dear. And thanks.
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Thanks, Cara!
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Sugar, alcohol, and wheat are a heavy trifecta to give up in one swoop. Especially with a candida overgrowth, screaming out for more. Good for you both! Because Lupine and I have both also been treated for Lyme several times I feel that's at the heart of our gut troubles as well. Thanks for the cheering on, Tony! Right back atcha.
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