Organic Lemon Balm Iced Tea

For a herbal take on a summer favourite try making our Organic Lemon Balm Iced Tea! I stored mine in glass bottles in the fridge and it kept fine until the following day, and would have kept a day or two longer I think but it was drunk up fast!  *Make Organic Lemon Balm Tea (Add […]

Medicine Wheel, Polytunnel, Yarrow Tincture and so much more!

It is July and there are so many beautiful plants and changes recently that I wanted to share some of them with you here. Polytunnel, Raspberries and Rhubarb taken from top of site. The Medicine Wheel is almost finished and nearly all the beds are planted up. Yarrow Tincture made by filling a jar with […]

How to make Elderflower and Plantain Tinctures (July 2015)

Going out foraging in the hedgerows and woody edges at this time of year I feel like a kid in a sweet shop! Today I was overwhelmed by the elder blossoms, plantain and rose buds that I found. I collected some of each to dry and use in fresh preparations, which I have just done. […]

The Farm from Above (25th May 2015)

A really beautiful day at the farm. This is the view of our site from above. Kinghorn Loch and the Forth can be seen in the background.

Herb Delivery (Early May 2015)

Plants! Lots of lovely organic herbs arrived from Poyntzfield Herbs on the Black Isle for growing in the medicine wheel. They arrived bare rooted so some went directly in beds and the others in pots while the remaining beds in the medicine wheel are prepared for them. In the photo below are lavender, sweet violets, pansies, […]

How to make Blackberry Leaf Tincture – May 2015

Blackberry Leaf is a favourite remedy of mine for diarrhoea. The leaves are very astringent on the gut and so help dry up your bowels, fairly quickly I have found. I have used the dried leaves made into a tea before, but this year have decided to try and make a tincture, which can be […]

How to make Dandelion Vinegar (April 2015)

How to make Dandelion Vinegar (April 2015)

I have been inspired to make some herbal vinegars this year after watching Susun Weed on YouTube. I have made nettle and also dandelion. It is so easy to make and once made you can use it on your salads, or add it to soup etc to help add vitamins and minerals to your diet. […]

A Windbreak and Half a Wheel! (4th May 2015)

The medicine wheel is really beginning to take shape now with the South and East quarters finished. Some seeds have been sown and plants moved there from other parts of the farm including St John’s Wort, Yarrow, Ladies Mantle, Hemp Agrimony and Mugwort. We have also started a wind break made of branches interwoven into […]

Nettles and Gurgling Silver Birches (25th March 2015)

Spring has definately arrived. What a beautiful day, and the first harvest of Nettle (if you don’t count the Yarrow I used to stop my cut finger from bleeding)! I drank nettle tea while I was there, have made some infusion to drink tomorrow and have some left to make nettle soup with. Nettle is […]

Spring Equinox (18th March 2015)

Spring Equinox (18th March 2015)

Happy Spring Equinox! Most of the mulches are now up and have been reused to keep weeds down in areas that will become beds later on. The last couple of weeks I have been working on the entrance to the garden, re-edging the fruit beds, and also finally finished digging the first quarter of the medicine […]

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