Saturday, January 16, 2010

How It All Started - Part 2 - Plant Identification

My real awakening had not really arrived.  Life gets, kids, bills, work.  I did occassionally find time to take walks with the kids and/or the dogs.  One day, I passed by a plant and absolutely knew it was "sweet fern".

I can't tell you how I knew...childhood memory resurfacing, the plant told me, (insert other).  Regardless, it was the catalyst for learning some plant identification.  Which morphed into investigation into herbal/plant medicine.  I found we started to gather books like Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, Foraging New England, and Edible Wild Plants.

Real awareness of the natural environment around me was born.


  1. I think you're short-changing yourself. There should be a few more "work"s in that first sentence ;).

  2. Greetings from Windy Field Farms - you posted a question about shiitake plugs on our website last week. I just wanted to let you know, that your "awakening" is indeed happening :D While answering your question, I checked your profile, and saw that the first blog listed in the ones you follow (Earth Spirits Healing Arts) is from a very good friend of mine, who also works on our farm! Coincidence indeed... He looked through your site (as did I) and both of us thought it looked promising. Best of luck with the new blog and stay in touch!


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