Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's Snowing.......

We have had a ton of snow this year.  A lot more then last year for sure - and it has been way colder then it generally is here @ MoonMaid Botanicals' in the Smoky Mountains.  The plants seem to be sleeping soundly and one can certainly see the trees swelling with life that will soon burst forth.  After all, come February 2, Groundhog Day, we are officially half way through the winter season.

The pond at MoonMaid Botanicals' plant sanctuary is frozen solid, creating just another playground for our little mascot, Nissan.  When he is not playing with his best friend, Red the cat, he is running around the land keeping track of all the goings on.  He is a joy to have around.

We have had some exciting news at MoonMaid Botanicals!!! We have adopted one of our very favorite herbs for women's health - Wild Yam through the United Plant Savers Network.  Rosemary Gladstar, an early teacher to me, started this organization some years ago to raise awareness about endangered and over harvested native species.  We are honored to be part of this network.

Our monthly specials will resume via newsletter.  If you have not signed up for that, you can do so here.  You can follow us on Facebook, if you don't already by clicking here.  We hope you have a wonderful, safe, and prosperous week.  Until next time.  Cynthia @ MoonMaid Botanicals

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thinking About Family

My family is gathered in Florida, where my Mom and sister's live, as my brother was in a mountain race on Sunday.

 I could not make the trip because of my aging girl Delilah.  Such a sweet puppy!!!    

I am sorry to have missed it.   When I was in Florida for Christmas I took a bunch of pic's of my Mom's house.  She, well she and my sister's are master decorators, where I have always been sort of a minimalist.
 That's my family - and here are some pics from my Mom's.  I thought I had deleted them and then they showed up in Picasa!!!  I am very glad about that.  Enjoy the pic's.  Here @ MoonMaid Botanicals  I certainly enjoyed the memories.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MoonMaid Botanicals Blog, News, Specials and General Goings On!!

It is a beautiful snowy morning here @ MoonMaid Botanicals Plant Sanctuary.  It was a peaceful snowy evening, soft lovely flakes falling all night.  I awoke to a magical white paradise.  I am always amazed at how the snow lays on the trees, the garden ornaments, and the bones of the plants of last years garden.  

Went for a long walk in the woods with Nissan, my young dog.  He loves the snow and all of the sticks that fall from the trees.  There is no stick to large for this little guy.  He is a hoot and always makes my walks a bit more enjoyable then they already are!!  There is never a shortage of mischief for him to get in to.  Delilah the old gal - she sleeps and waits, in any convenient spot.

As it is cold and I don't want to get one - I keep up with my infusions.  This morning it was a conbination of nettles and oats.  Extremely nourishing, full of minerals and calcium.  Good for a healthy strong body, bones and mind!!!   Until next time - I wish you good health - Cynthia @


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 MoonMaid Botanicals' Blog, Herbal News and Monthly Specials

 We are enjoying the change in the weather, the beautiful skyline and having a bit of fun in the snow.  I find inspiration in the quiet of the       winter nights, the quiet snowfall, the beauty of the morning sky.  

There are many ideas brewing here - our "seeds" that we are setting forth for the coming Spring, a new cycle.  Available February 1 is our new bath kit.  We will have salts available in our 1 pound size and a 5 pound size.  These salts are amazing for soaking and can also be made into a wonderful scrub with vegetable glycerine.  Here are some recipes we found on Pinterest as well as a link to my Pinterest boards!!  Lots of DIY stuff there!!!

Menopause Tip - Drink less coffee and more water.  Why not drink an herbal infusion instead of plain water.  Your body will appreciate it!!!

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