Apple blossoms for days..........
Sacred plants on the banks of our creek. Finding new species is a gift each visit.... falling further in love with this place that asked us to call it home.....
Bonding time. Birdie is an alpha and Lucy is anxious - so it took a little bit for them to work things out. I think it's safe to say they've both decided the other one is okay (I did not initiate this snuggling). This is good, because the true boss (Maggie) was tired of reprimanding them when they got out of line. It's been interesting to watch the dynamics of the pack shift. If these two growled at each other, Maggie would step in between them and bark sternly, then engage in playing. Now the younger two girls (pictured) are getting along nicely and Maggie is catching up on her sleep. Next we're working on Lucy's anxiety..... we're doing lots of positive reinforcement for sit calmly (so many treats y'all!) and working on no barking at doors and strangers. Plus I got her a natural supplement to help with anxiety, because just like people, dogs build up stress hormones and have trouble relaxing if they are constantly in a state of flight/fight. It's a dog circus all day everyday. 😂🐾🎪🎡 . . PS - Sid ignores them all. Yes, there are four dogs total. #wearecrazy #therearedogbedseverywhere #saveastray #rescuedogs #birdie #bertharose #lucyloo #muttsofig #labradorretriever #rescue #dudleylabrador
My dinner companions. Because at this stage in the game of parenting one never knows if dinner will be for three, or six, or if anyone will be eating at the same time. Luckily no one ever complains about leftover jambalaya. Shout out to my southern peeps. I miss you most when it feels like spring. . . . #lifewithkids #lifewithdogs #gowiththeflow #somedayimightlearntocookfor2 #probablynot #leftovers #southernershavethebestfood #poursomehotsauceonit #jambalaya #dudleylab
I love making rows and piles of finished herbal goods to set up my little assembly line of packaging orders. 🌻 Spring shares shipped earlier this week and should begin arriving today! If you share a photo of your goodies, we'd love to see it! Please tag us or use the hashtag #sweetbriercsa - Also, if you're interested in joining us, we have three spots left. (shop link in bio)🌱✨💕 . . . . #sweetbrierfarms #herbalcsa #apothecary #wellness #membership #club #herbalism #wildcrafted
The spring of nests. (see that wide mouthed baby in there?!) We've had three different types of birds make nests on our back porch this year - the first time we've ever had this happen. I found the third nest about the time we decided to put off selling the house this fall and stay another year here in this house. There are a multitude of reasons why this makes sense. And while I love to be a girl with a plan - and gosh am I ready to be on that farm full time - I'm also okay with waiting a little longer to start the next chapter. Those nests on the back of the house - well - I'm pretty sure this is someone letting me know this place needs to be our home for a little longer....... . . . Photo by my oldest girl @jaderbug98
22-24/100 Back at it! I've been drinking tea most days but not taking the time to snap a photo when the light is halfway decent. #andsoitgoes Here is what I've drinking the last few days :: peppermint + red raspberry + nettles + rose This lovely spring tonic is so delicious! It's gentle and nourishing and the peppermint adds a nice mid afternoon pick me up. ✨💞🌱 . . . (psst - if you are a CSH member you'll be getting a sample of this in your package by the end of the week - the last of the shares went out this morning!) . . . . #the100dayproject #100quartsoftea #herbalism #herbaltea #dailyquart #drinkyourherbs #plantmagic #nourish #wellness #sweetbrierfarms #100dayproject #peppermint #rose #nettles #redraspberry #sweetbriercsa
Hand lettered labels for tea samples in our spring apothecary shares. I enjoy adding these simple and sweet finishing touches. Weaving head + heart + hands into each little bundle of goodies before it is wrapped up and given to our members. I am so grateful to call this my work. 💕✨🙏🌱 . . . . . #csa #csh #herbalism #herbalist #handcrafted #organic #wildcrafted #smallbatch #apothecary #sweetbrierfarms #shopsmall #wellness #headhandsheart #intention #magic #sweetbriercsa