Chaga Tea, Wintergreen at Beaver Lake

On the 15th of this month, after more than a week of dreadful humidity and high temperatures, the weather toned down to a comfortable 75 F/24 C after a strong cold front dispelled the muggy haze of mid summer. July days here are rarely so pleasurable, so I snatched the opportunity for another trip to … Continue reading Chaga Tea, Wintergreen at Beaver Lake

The Bountiful Autumn Olive

The scent of the first fallen leaves fills the air with an invigorating aroma as summer comes to a close. Some would call this seasonal change an “Indian Summer”…I prefer to think of it as the “eves of autumn”, since our summers are typically hot and humid, though this year it has been unusually mild … Continue reading The Bountiful Autumn Olive

Summer Forage 2014

Happy (late) Independence Day! I hope you have all enjoyed your 4th of July weekend . The weather has finally cooled-down some after a week of high temperatures with equally high humidity, thanks to the knock-out blow provided by some intense thunderstorms. Taking advantage of this, I ventured out for the seasonal forage. One of … Continue reading Summer Forage 2014