IN DEFENSE OF PLANTS: Ep. 294 – Herbaria: Past, Present, and Future

Ep. 294 – Herbaria: Past, Present, and Future This is an amazing podcast on Herbariums! The Adoring Crow has its very own herbarium and you can purchase sheets from our etsy and see our plant log on the blog! “This episode takes a deep dive into the past, present, and future of herbaria. I sitContinue reading “IN DEFENSE OF PLANTS: Ep. 294 – Herbaria: Past, Present, and Future”

Recipes: Yellow Dock Syrup

Yellow dock syrup! Amazing for iron and mineral supplementation, and works as a great digestive bitter. I added ginger to mine for some warming digestive soothing. Three times a day 1 spoonful! It lasts in the fridge for about one week. It is not shelf stable. 16 oz water2 oz dry dock root 4oz freshContinue reading “Recipes: Yellow Dock Syrup”

Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca

Angel Crow 09/23/2020 Motherwort cool, dry, relaxant Leonurus cardiacaCommon Names: motherwort, throw-wort, lion’s ear, and lion’s tail.Taste: bitter, acrid, aromaticFamily: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)¬†Zone: 4-8Plant Description: An herbaceous perennial in the mint family with a square stem covered in small hairs and purplish near the nodes. The leaves are hairy, lobed, thick, grooved, and toothed, they haveContinue reading “Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca”

Herb of the Day: Burdock Root, Arctium minus

Arctium minus Burdock Root Digging this root up was hard! The plant has seed balls covered in velcro style prickers. They stick to your gloves and can irritate the skin. The root is thick and goes very deep even in very rocky soil. They grow Burdock in hay bales in farms to make it easier toContinue reading “Herb of the Day: Burdock Root, Arctium minus”

Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock, Rumex obtusifolius

Rumex obtusifolius Dock, I used broad leaf Dock but you can also use Curly Leaf Dock. Always harvest sustainably especially with roots. Never take more than you need. Never take all. Digging up Dock is very time consuming and difficult. You need to be tender to not destroy the root but firm to remove itContinue reading “Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock, Rumex obtusifolius”

Herbarium Sheets

I’ve started making Herbarium sheets. An herbarium is a collection of pressed plants with their name, location, collector’s information, and general observations. Botanists use this information as a reference to track environmental changes, growing information, and more. It is quite fun and a great project for kids too! ūüôā

Norse Elder Futhark Divination Set w/Border

In the Shop, Elder Futhark Rune Set. Runic inscriptions are found on artifacts, including jewelry, amulets, plateware, tools, weapons, and, runestones, from the 2nd to the 8th centuries. Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the¬†runic alphabets used by the Norse and Germinaic people. In Norse mythology Odin (The All Father) and relentless seeker ofContinue reading “Norse Elder Futhark Divination Set w/Border”

Odin, His Runes, & Ravens Wall Hanging

New in the shop, A woodburning wall hanging of Odin, the Norse God of war and protector of heroes, his ravens, Huginn and Muninn, with ground collected crow feathers and the elder futhark runes. I drew Odin freehand with a woodburner. Odin gave his eye for knowledge and sacrificed himself on the Yggdrasil to learnContinue reading “Odin, His Runes, & Ravens Wall Hanging”