Feb 212009
In Honor of Michael Moore - With Gratitude

Michael Roland Shaw Moore January 9, 1941 – February 20, 2009 Herbalist, Wildcrafter, Writer, Musician, Composer, Teacher & Much More The first real herb book I ever read was the original edition of Michael Moore’s Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. It opened up my eyes to a whole new way of approaching healing and […]

Feb 202009
Dancing on Red Dirt

 I write to the sounds of bluegrass fiddle or slide guitar seeping from the speakers while a cool spring wind blows through half open windows. The wood stove is still fired up most of the day, but it’s easy to overheat the cabin this time of year with an oversized log or even a small […]

Feb 132009
Wild Greens & New Writings

With the days growing longer and the wild greens shooting taller, the excitement of baby plants keeps us active and planning for the growing season. Despite the several inches of snow and even more rain we had this past week, it’s feeling more like spring than ever (maybe it’s the several foot deep mud down […]

Feb 072009
The Beginning of the Bloom

Spring seems to be coming early-ish this year to the Gila. We found the first Mountain Candytuft (Noccaea montana) flowers today, which are usually the first flowers of the season (although Wild Mustard and a few other plants sometimes flower throughout the winter). Last year, we found our first on February 23rd!  These are last […]

Feb 052009
Sweet Words from Rosemary

I just had to share this incredibly sweet vote of support for Wolf’s new children’s book, I’m a Medicine Woman, Too by wonderful herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. She is in many ways the spiritual godmother of modern holistic herbalism, teaching esteemed courses at her Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary, speaking worldwide and inspiring […]

Jan 242009

They predicted snow, but it’s been raining for a couple of days now. Slow, steady rain that soaks into the ground and makes the river sing. Here in the Southwest, this moisture at this particular time of the year promises us a vivid season of flowering in just a couple of months, full of the […]

Jan 162009

So it’s here folks! The new websites are up as you can see by the below announcement. For my herbal readers, you’ll be excited to find a large number of my herbal articles online, organized, illustrated and easily navigated. You’ll recognized many of the titles from previous blogposts but MANY of the articles have been […]

Jan 162009
New Medicine Woman Tradition & Animá Websites –– PLEASE Forward!

PLEASE be so kind as to forward this to your email list or include it on your blog or newsletter. We are non-commercial… all services and events are by donation only…     Announcing the new Medicine Woman Tradition and Animá websites:   THE MEDICINE WOMAN TRADITION SITE & Correspondence Courses   http://www.medicinewomantradition.org   A […]

Jan 112009

So, I’m currently swamped finishing up the websites (I keep thinking I’m done and then catch a few more things that need work) and barely maintaining my load of emails, so I haven’t been able to write anything for the blog in the last few days, as much as I’d have liked to. I think […]