crysaliskiss:
Here's a couple questions! :) What got you into herbalism? Is it something you've felt drawn to from a young age, or did it happen over the course of your life or from certain events? And are there any books/blogs/etc you'd recommend for a beginner?

I’ve always been around plants and loved them. Growing up my mother always had tons of house plants. I currently have her old 70s handmade macrame plant hangers πŸ˜†
I suppose spending as much time as I can outdoors, living in wilderness and my aspirations to be more self sustaining, live simpler, seeking a more natural path for healing, and my spiritual path have lead me to herbalism. And I’ve grown to really love it. I’d do it all day everyday, it’s something I never tire of!
Pick up any and every book you’re able to! All of my books are from thrift and used books stores. Hell, I may have some to pass on :) I’ve been thinking of doing a giveaway soon.
Here’s what I have:
Magic and Medicine of Plants -it’s a readers digest hardcover book but super great!
The How To Herb Book -Keith-Gordon
The Complete Book of Herbs -Callery
The Illustrated Book of Herbs - Daisley
Edible Wild Plants -Medsger
The Mushroom Feast -Grigson
Various zines

I tend to do lots of research online and write lots in my notebooks.

The books I want:
Medicinal Mushrooms -Hobbs
Medicinal Plants of the PNW -Moore
Northern Plant Lore: A Field Guide to the Ancestral Use of Plants in Northern Europe
Making Plant Medicine -Cech
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West -Tilford
The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual -Green
From Earth to Herbalist: An Earth-Conscious Guide to Medicinal Plants -Tilford

Plus various wild foraging books :)

the-beast-man:
any big adventure plans coming up?

Oh let’s see…
As soon as possible I’d like to head back to Olympic NP, hike the coast and check out hurricane ridge.
I’d also really love to go to Yosemite and Big Sur this summer!
Here’s hoping!

doomhag:

I am so bored at work 😞
Someone amuse me?

Ask me things. No one ever asks me stuff..

I am so bored at work 😞
Someone amuse me?

doomhag:

I do believe it’s ramp season! I’ll have to head out and do some hunting!
Also plan on getting a few more chickens today.
Did some replanting of house plants, put some mesclun salad lettuce in the ground, and started a few more collard seeds.
Might try to stop by the nursery for strawberry plants and see what else they got, need herbs and more house plants.

Well that bums me out about the ramps! I know I’ve read folks sell them and grow them, but I was hoping they’d be plentiful as they are in Michigan. Damn, I really wanted to pickle some!

Well in the good news dept, I got 4 new hens. 2 beautiful Australorps and 2 Araucana mixed.

I do believe it’s ramp season! I’ll have to head out and do some hunting!
Also plan on getting a few more chickens today.
Did some replanting of house plants, put some mesclun salad lettuce in the ground, and started a few more collard seeds.
Might try to stop by the nursery for strawberry plants and see what else they got, need herbs and more house plants.