Penstemon Salve

Penstemon Salve

The beautiful Penstemon is another plant that can be utilized topically in homemade salves.  The whole plant is used by chopping it into fine pieces, using a food processor, juicer, or a blender.  One recipe from herbalist, Michael Moore, suggests using equal parts...
Healing Herbs and Plants

Healing Herbs and Plants

Topical Sage Recent research in Egypt uncovered an underground embalming chamber.  One of the substances that they are curious about in this process is volatile or essential oils that may have been used in the process.  These volatile oils, besides being used in...
Herbchronology – Big Data, Small Plant

Herbchronology – Big Data, Small Plant

Do you remember the article from a previous newsletter when Beaver Ponds discovered a nearly 700 year-old tree on our property?  This was the result of a dendrochronology study (tree ring growth)…next up is an herbchronology study. We are very excited to share...