Sunning in the Heart Beat Sunshine of Meadow Soul!

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Netted!!!

It’s been awhile, and far too long between musings, but living in such a seasonal way between sun-dances, my heart and soul have been taken up with the seasonal tasks of a wild forager and healing companion to many.

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For there are seasons to everything, of rest and work and this is definitely a season for work!

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The Mason Bee Trinity Love!

Lots of hiking, walking, rolling in soil, knees deep in mud looking for treasures, hearing the wind whistle through the new growth of tree buds. Many wildflowers have been out, and significant meetings with many beautiful pollinators. Mason Bees joined our family this year as well, and the familiar daily ritual of harvesting Dandelion Leaves from our yard for our Family has definitely been a delight of the season!

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Ben Love with Mango Love!

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I keep posting this photo out of joy!

Some of the beautiful experiences of recent times with Botanical Students have been to be very close to a family of Deer for quite some time, watching several Bald Eagles this spring, identifying the differences between Coyote scat, Deer, Raccoon, Elk, Bear and Mice droppings, taking pictures of Salamanders and Newts (and their cute little bottoms), listening to songs of Meadow Larks, watching the flights of Red Tail Hawks, and coming home at night to a Parrot in our own house, that via my son Ben in February, officially joined our Family.

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Biscuitroot LOVIE!

Bright Sunshine and Winds blew us over to a Student’s Botanical Haven she is restoring in the Columbia River Gorge, and drippy days in coastal forests ‘shrooming, both gaining and losing personal items spiritually as well as physically, and watching a herd of Elk and communing with a very singular orange beaked Shore Bird that grabbed at our hearts in an amazing way!

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Eyes Wide Open, Heart A Flutter!

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This Guy Was A FLIRT!

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This photo posted purely out of jealousy from the Shore Bird photo! WARNING: No matter what she would have you think, this is NOT a Shore Bird!

We also smooched with a Turkey Vulture, and made love with Hummingbirds, and buried noses in the scents of many types wild carrot family members. We ate joyful foods in meadows singing love, and sighted Horton the Elephant’s prized plant that he cared for so much!

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Horton and Herbal Students Hear a WHO!

Smelling Pine and Nettle Feet, our Hearts spread deeper in a day of Elder Love, and we sat and worked with certain Live Love Medicines.

My Sons have found the brilliant sun of loves outside of themselves and inside, and we feasted on the freedom of free ranging Spirits in the Soul of the Divine World so large!

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LOVE!!!

Drinking the droplets of water through ancient mosses, we give praise to Holy Water so free and abundant. The dew of flowers, the wet sticking stamens of the spring, the water dribbling in crevices, the dew of the Emerging Spring Heart!

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Holy Water!!!

Abundant Eggs!

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A Pastured Egg A Day, Keeps the Health Marketing System Away! ūüôā

A plentiful pantry!

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Not much space, but a lot of simple abundance! ūüôā

Wild and Purple!

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Up To The Sky!

Distant Horizons!

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Tranquility!

Hearts FULL of Joy, Heartfull Joy, Heart Joyfull, Joyfull Hearts!

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Processing Herbs with Love, Prayer and Devotion!

Forest Love!

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Long Ago, Someone Planted Love!

Tasty Findings!

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Treasure!

The Pantry under the Floor.

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Finding nourishment with a little picking!

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Tak√°cs-Michaelson, CH

All Rights Reserved.

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Azure Ordering and Delivery CHANGES…please take note!!!

Happy Day All!
 
Please note, we have some MASSIVE CHANGES that I just found out about! 
 
Our Azure order cut-off is on a new day, this coming Tuesday, April 28th at 4PM with our delivery the following Friday, May 1st. Azure has NO projected delivery time for Friday, May 1st for our group. This leaves us in a unexpected situation. Because I don’t know what will happen with this new route change, I am asking everyone to please NOT place an order unless you can COMMIT to picking up your order on the fly on Friday, as soon as you receive notification. I will be heading into my teaching days right after Azure, and going out of town, and will not be available for pickups later. So, if you can meet the truck or come immediately after, please feel free to place your Azure order!
 
I am sorry for the last minute change, but no notification came either to our drop point or to our Driver either. ūüė¶ We will have to make do! ūüôā
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THANK YOU ALL for the immense amount of food, clothing, and¬†consumables¬†collected for our Share Shelter¬†Donation! I started last Azure Day with a delivery to the Shelter, and ended it with another car load to the Shelter. All in all, last Azure week resulted in 5 TOTAL CAR LOADS to our neighborhood shelter! I did not get a chance to thank everyone personally who donated, and some donated¬†anonymously¬†too, but¬†THANK YOU! Let’s keep it up, clean our homes and share usuable things with others!!!! As always, shelter donations can be left on my front doorstep as well, no need to order anything to donate!!!
 
It’s not time yet, but start thinking ahead for our 2015 Red Salmon Fish Bliss Order! Deposits will need to be in my hands by Monday, May 25th. The group prices should be the same as it was for last year, with the more orders, the greater the discount! Please look for the salmon ordering information in an email soon. Please do not send questions yet, because I wait until I get the word from our Fisher Couple with detail verification!
Duck and Chicken Eggs! Duck Eggs from the¬†Urban Snail Farm.¬†Preorder now! ¬†$6 a dozen, $3 a half dozen.¬†Benjamin’s Organic Egg Shoppe¬†will have extra eggs this Azure Delivery Day! Preorder now so we have an idea who wants them and how many we can fill!
 
Book for Sale!”The Song of Increase, Returning to our Sacred Partnership with Honeybees” by our friend and¬†Azure¬†member¬†Jacqueline Freeman. Let me know if you would like a copy, and come pick it up THIS Wednesday!¬†Cost is $15 a signed copy!!!¬†http://spiritbee.com/
Our Planting Love Apprenticeships are in progress. We are no longer accepting students for the 2015 year, but are accepting students for the 2016 Apprenticeship Year for Planting Love, Red Cedar Love and Community Herbalist Love Apprenticeships! For the 2017 year, we are working on a plan to offer partial apprenticeship scholarships for those in need, and an additional fourth program offering…so stay tuned!
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Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Herbal and Wild Foods Apprenticeships interviews are happening NOW for the 2016 year! These 9 and 10 month programs cover wild foods foraging, ecosystem stewardship, survival skills, mushroom foraging, making herbal medicines, with programs moving into deeper levels of healing processes, working with various conditions, prevention, mid-wifery herbs and death-wifery herbs. Working within a very old folk tradition of my family, coupled with observation and science, we learn to weave our own healing tapestries, expanding them with our work with others. Learning and having hands on experiences along side me, a practicing Community Herbalist, we have experiences together with the healing processes and transitions of life. To be added to the Apprenticeship email list and/or to set up an interview, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. If you feel inspired, please share with your families and communities. 

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Share Shelter Donation!!!
THANK YOU all who donated to Share Shelter AGAIN!!! Let’s go for a new donation round!!! We’ve been keeping this shelter love going for a few years, let’s light some more fires and clean our homes! Ordering an extra can of decent food for the Shelter is an idea that Erin H. came up with a little while ago. Other things we can collect are gently used items for kitchen, clothes, backpacks, hotel samples of hygiene supplies, books and magazines!
 
Garden Delights Bulk Organically Grown Herbs! Supporting local Herbalists and local Herbal Farms helps to keep money in our communities, provide fresher and stronger herbs than commercially available, and helps to keep local and bio-regional Herbalism alive! Here we have some amazing bulk herbs from Garden Delights, a farm that I highly recommend for ethics and care in the arts of growing and processing. Prices range from $.50 to $2.00. Choose from: Parsley, Chives, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Sage, Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Plantain, Peppermint and Thyme.
 
Serendipity Plant Lore’s Tea Listing!¬†
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hese teas and herbs are highly medicinal, and are extras from my own organic garden and wild forages. All ethically harvested, the exceptions to the herbs that I’ve grown or foraged myself are those like Cinnamon, All Spice, and Red, Black and Green, and Olive Tea Leaves. These are ethically obtained from other Herbalists who have the same great care and ethic. These Tea Herb extras help to support the consultation work for those¬†those in need of receiving free services. I thank you for your support, and hope, in return, you are tantalized with amazing Earth Medicine for your own health care and lovely, compost-able gifts! Some NEW offerings too! Limited Quantities. ūüôā

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erendipity Plant Lore¬†has beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically¬†wild-crafted¬†herbal teas for $7 a box/sack. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have ‚Äúlived‚ÄĚ with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need.Choose from:

~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
~Arabian Summer Tea (a tea to remind you of the smells of an Arabian Love Garden, with plants that touch our center, build up the immune system, and sweep away what needs to be swept away.)
~Shepherd‚Äôs Tea! When you want to corral those¬†irksome¬†viral beings and nondescript¬†inflammatory triggers, what you need is a Shepherd to round ‚Äėem up and over the bluff!
~Olive Leaf Tea, an anti-viral, anti-oxidant tea to ward off the minions of Mordor!
~Delicious Radheish Chai!
~Spicy Radheish Chai (inspired by my great friend, Radhe G.)
~Mother’s Milk Tea…to help Mother nourishes Baby Ones.
~Chamomile
~Comfrey Leaf
~Dandelion Leaf
~Elder Flowers
~Motherwort
~Pineapple Sage
~Garden Sage
~Rosehips
~Rue (only to practitioners)
~Shitake Mushrooms
~Chanterelle Mushrooms
~Lobster Mushrooms (seasonal offering)
~More offerings, please inquire and I will check the Apothecary.
(c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Summer Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH
 

Gulyás Blessings! 
Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH
Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies‚Äč


 

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Botanical Love Hike this Saturday!!!

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Fuzzy Forest Love!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies next Botanical Love¬†Hike in a darling forest is scheduled for this¬†Saturday, April 18th 2015! Cost is $40. To register, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. Please dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch, snacks, water and an open heart! We’ll meet at 9 AM, and carpool/and follow each other down to our hiking spot, and plan to wrap up at the cars around 1 PM‘ish. We will share stories and love from and with the plants, and open our eyes to the dazzling love in Creation.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All rights reserved.