- December 7, 2013 7:00 pmFamily Contra Dance
- December 14, 2013OSLSS A Time to Rest
When you see them,
Don't pass by,
You'll be back again.
There is no back again,
You see them.This poignant poetry by a former neighbor, Nick Givotovsky, reminds us to be always in the present.
Meditation and yoga are ways to develop the "be here now" mindfulness of which Nick wrote. Motherhouse offers weekly opportunities for both.
Here's a simmering pailful of summer goose berries about to be preserved as jam at one of our past Old Style Life Skills Series workshops: A Jelly & Jam Session. Sign up on-line for this year's JAM SESSION on July 20 with Brent Prindle and Tal Hadani Pease.
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This beautiful crop of stinging nettles grows right next to the Local Farm barn and is only one of the many useful plants we learned about at our Old Style Life Skills Series workshop WE'D WALK - Herbal First- Aid
...Stinging nettles are one of my all-time favorite spring foods. I learned a long time ago from the writings of herbalist Susan Weed to harvest these puppies barehanded without getting badly stung. I may get a little love nip here and there … of the sort that helps keep my arthritis at bay, says Susan …but nothing remotely fiery. Ms. Weed’s mindset is, the more you embrace the plant rather than shield yourself from it (by wearing gloves), the more you will get out of it...(Click MORE for Megan's full piece)