Since last November, we have been busy preparing our home to sell, building a new home, moving into the new home, and selling the old one. This didn’t leave too much time to concentrate on writing my blogs. For that, I apologize. At this point, we are completely moved in and my office is open. I am seeing clients in this new space and holding classes for those interested in learning more about herbs. There is still so much to do to prepare the rest of the land for future use.
The rain has been unrelenting since we moved in March 15, 2019. Final grading was just finished two weeks ago, and we are in the process of building a fence for our vegetable garden. Hopefully, I can harvest some vegetables before winter. I will have to hold off on having plant walks this year due to the weather and many trees down on the property. I am hoping to have trails for next year and some steps for easy access onto the trails.
I have been accepted as of November 2018 as a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild! I am hoping this will help my clients feel more comfortable with the training and experience I have had in this field. I also just recently finished certification in Mental Health First Aid USA. It is becoming more common for my clients to suffer from Mental Health issues and it is important for me to be knowledgeable on a crisis situation and where I can refer my clients for more help. I am including in July two classes to cover anxiety and depression. I am hoping this knowledge of herbs, lifestyle modifications, and other resources available will help someone in need.
In my spare time and when the weather allows, I have hiked in the woods and made it to the river for some downtime and a little peace. I have found some more plants I recognize, and some that I do not. I will take pictures and then look for an identification. I have found elder(pictured above) on the property which made me very happy, and Moneywort or sometimes called Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)(pictured below) The later is one that I will be harvesting and connecting to for future medicine.
Here at Ancestral Herbology, LLC, we will continue to work on outdoor projects as the weather continues to allow us. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!