Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's Earth Day!!

Today is EarthDay - the 40th anniversary.  I remember vividly the first one.  I was 18, it was a full day of peace love and hippies.  Colorful people and flowers everywhere.  No kidding!!!  We picked up trash!!  It felt great and community building.  I did the same thing today.  40 years later and it still felt good, it felt great in fact, to be participating in my community!!!  Way to go Gatlinburg, and to all the cities across this country that sponsor litter pick-ups.  It is a particular pet peeve of mine.  It is an incredible problem here in East Tennessee, just about the worst I have ever seen, and in such a beautiful area.

And it is beautiful!!!  MoonMaid's Botanical Sanctuary is bustin' at the seams with flowers and herbs popping up everywhere.  I hope you enjoy this sampling as I enjoy taking the pictures and looking back at my past posts, noticing the changes, the sameness, and all the wonder of living on this little gem nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

I want to remind you that we publish a newsletter monthly with our "special of the month."  It is a product giveaway, or free shipping or samples of new things we are working on.  You never know what we will dream up.  Sign up here 

Check out MoonMaid Botanicals on Pinterest, on Facebook or on our website.  In the very near future we will be announcing some exciting news about MoonMaid's Botanical Sanctuary.  Stay tuned for that.

For now - that's the news from MoonMaid Botanicals and   Cynthia.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April and Spring are in Full Swing

                                                         It certainly looks like Spring!!!
Around the Garden
Dandelions are everywhere.  We are picking in earnest @ MoonMaid as we prepare to make tinctures, glycerites, oil and some wine.  I may even give jelly a try!!  I love the beautiful yellow color of dandelions.  I am amazed at the nourishing tonic the leaves and roots make when you create an infusion with them, right from the yard or garden.  They are a prefect Spring cleanser. Here is a link that shows how to make an infusion

When you hear this fellow call, you can be sure Spring has arrived.  I think this is the earliest date he has arrived since I have lived here.  His song is a welcome sound!!!


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Women of a Certain Age and......podcasts resume on Monday April 14 @ 7PM EDT.  My April show features Stephanie Houston, EFT Practitioner.  EFT is also known as "Tapping" or Emotional Freedom Technique.  Join us as we do an on air session.