The Traveler’s Sachet

The Traveler’s Sachet: Protection, Love, Money, & Health Sachet A magical sachet is a small bag that can be kept near you or in a space to embue a selected intention using magical items. Items are usually combined with a goal such as protection, healing, love, etc. Historically indigenous Americans wore medicine bags filled withContinue reading “The Traveler’s Sachet”

Rosso Sicilian Tomatoes

Rosso Sicilian Tomatoes from my garden on Nipmuc land that I started from seed. These come from @bakercreekseeds “The Rosso Sicilian tomato is an heirloom that arrived in the United States from Sicily in 1987. While the age of the Rosso Sicilian cultivar is unknown, tomatoes have been present in this autonomous region of Italy since theContinue reading “Rosso Sicilian Tomatoes”

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”