Dec 112011
 

Thankful for the sun ten days from Winter Solstice, I took the annual pictures of the December greenhouse. We are very lucky this year to have had eggplant and habanero peppers right until Thanksgiving. We pulled those that weekend and seeded some Radicchio and Peas to see what they would do. Here is the roundup:

We had not been able to grow Lettuce all year this year (we only used seeds we had from previous years and germination was not good this year), but finally it is growing in the greenhouse.

We have Swiss Chard,

Kale,

Red Beets,

Endive,

Carrots,

and Leeks.

The Chives have been cut back inside the greenhouse. There are still harvestable Chives outside – these will grow throughout the winter.

Italian Parsley has germinated and should grow the rest of the winter.

and my prize every December – my Greek Oregano is doing fine.

Outside, there are still onions, radishes, leeks, and broccoli.
Head on over to Wild Rose Herbs Blog for the herb garden walkaround :)
Happy Holidays everyone!
Peace from Dharma Dogs Farm
Jun 042011
 

Early morning bird songs fill the air
Knelt down in the early morning dew
Face toward Mother Earth – I am free

A faint click of the inverter signals Father Sun is rounding the oaks
Jingle of tags on collars prove my companions-protectors are with me
Grandmother spider scurries in front of me, snatching bugs as I pull up their cover
Daddy bluebird watches over chattering little ones while mommy catches a bite

Peach, pear, cherry, and hazelnuts rustle in the light breeze while almond sways gently
Barn owls who their good night-end as they settle in -
Second totem, after Wolf, before Raven
Pain reminds me my daily path is not true

Tiny yellow flowers dance like faeries over the lady’s mantle
A snap of peppermint floods childhood memories -
Incense and peppermints and strawberry alarm clocks
Pretty red roses remind me of a friend who saved me
Sun-soaked to the core of my soul – I am happy

Charentais flowers unfold their faces toward the sun
Mason bees buzz happily in the tomato forest
A tribe of chipmunks sounds the warning
As hawk settles majestically in the white pine

Cackling hens signal fresh eggs
An old squaw – some say medicine woman – creaks without groaning
Red beet soldiers line up for thinning - the selection process is brutal
Black swallowtail dances effortlessly-carelessly through the air

Strawberries half red, blueberries almost blue
Raspberries are plump with promise
Air heavy with the intoxicating smell of honeysuckle
It must be June at Dharma Dogs Farm

Wanishi
Weli Kishku

Lenape for:
Thank you
Have a Good Day

Apr 202010
 

Michele was raised learning about Native American and folk ways of life. Her family grew most of their own food; raised goats, pigs, chickens, and sheep; and used many plants medicinally. Michele has used and studied herbs all of her life and is considered a traditional herbalist. Much of this knowledge will be contained in this blog, as many of her followers have asked her to do for many years.

At this time, Dharma Dogs Farm has the following herbs for sale:

Fresh Culinary Herbs:

Chives – $2 per pack, $8 per half pound, $15 per pound

English Thyme – $2 per pack

Greek Oregano – $2 per pack

Sage – $2 per pack

Fresh Medicinal Herbs:

Lemon Balm – $2 per pack

Catnip – $2 per pack

Motherwort – $4 per pack

Lady’s Mantle – $3 per pack

Raspberry Leaf – $3 per pack

Herb Plants:

Catnip, Lemon Balm, Motherwort – $4 each

We soon will also have our dried herbs for purchase online.

Peace,
Dharma Dogs