Why my herbal vinegar went mouldy!

I have made several batches of herbal vinegars this year and some have been delicious and others have had mysterious films forming on and in them which have made them unusable. I was unsure why this was happening until last night when I listened to the weekly radio show that herbalist Susun Weed hosts. For […]

How to make Elderberry Syrup

Berry season is a delight. So many different berries to jam, tincture and syrup it can be hard to find time to prepare them all. It is good to remember the benefits they will bring though in the depths of winter with their delicious tastes and medicinal values. Elderberries are traditionally used to soothe sore throats, […]

Toasting with Chamomile!

Thank you to all those who came for our open day. It was such a lovely day with the sunshine, and it was a pleasure to be able to show people our medicine wheel and introduce them to some of the plants that are growing there. We shared fresh herb tea and Abby made a delicious […]

Come And Visit Us!

Hello You are warmly welcome to come to our Open Day on Sunday 30th August from 2-5pm.                         The medicine wheel is now finished and the polytunnel up (thank you Martin and friends) so we are ready for guests! The open day is a […]

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 […]

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