Thank you Minnesota folks for your hospitality and many kindnesses. Theresa Mieseler of Shady Acres Herbs was a great and caring hostess. She helped make their 50th Anniversary Minnesota Herb Society conference one of the best ever. Thanks to Theresa and her husband Jim and everyone else involved!
Pat barely walked through the door to Theresa Miesler's home and immediately started prep work for her upcoming presentation at the conference. Pat, Jim Long, Susan Betz, me, and a group of enthusiastic herbies made presentations.
I loved this drawer of canning supplies.
A tiny peek into Theresa's well-stocked cupboard. Of course, she has Pat's book readily at hand.
My old friend, author Susan Betz, is doing an American Gothic pose with her Buffalo Bird Woman gardening tools. Sorry for the blurry photo; she is adorable.
"Mother Nature keeps a date book, an exciting schedule of mysterious and magical events unfolding daily in our backyards and beyond. She does not want you to wait for an invitation or schedule an appointment; she is ready and willing to entertain and educate on a moment's notice."
This book is fabulous. I have enjoyed every page and find the ethnobotanical information, the traditions, the nature notes, and so much more, to be a great read and a great addition to a library. I am tickled to offer this to you as a give-away. All you need do is leave a comment, and I will do a random drawing a week from today.
Why don't I have a photo of Jim Long, The Ozark Herbalist? I think we were so busy catching up that I forgot to take a shot of him. And, he has SO MANY books out that I could snap them all day. Instead, I'll just give you a link to his web site Long Creek Herbs and invite you to read at least one of his nine blogs. He writes informative posts filled with his store of knowledge. I think you'll enjoy his fairy garden entry, and you'll love his books. (This photo was taken from Jim's blog and is enlarged from a tiny one).
Remember to leave a comment, and you will be entered into the drawing for "Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles" by Susan Betz.
While in Minneapolis, I was invited to do an interview on KMSP-TV, local Channel 9. You may watch the video by clicking here.
Sending good thoughts your way,
P.S. Many years ago a woman told me the story of her Grandfather's words of wisdom. Words she hoped to live by all her life. Her Grandfather's words? "Be kind." That is all we can do for each other.