Author Archive | mamafier

One for the Ladies: Lady’s Mantle

It’s winter time, and the perennial herbs lie dormant, gathering their strength to burst forth in all their glory come spring. Lady’s Mantle is one of those herbs, collecting itself to dependably reappear, to be used as a powerful protector for women during all stages of their adult lives, from menarche to menopause. Alchemilla vulgaris, [...]

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The Healing Garden

I have never met any person who has not been touched by baby loss. Women who have been pregnant and have lost a baby are most often tended to only as grieving women. But their bodies experience many of the same physical discomforts as other postpartum women and these physical reminders of their lost babies further [...]

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My Sunday By Melinda Olson

Spending time in the garden feels like a vacation to me. One would reasonably think, however, that in November the gardens are in hibernation mode. But while Oregon has been inundated with rain for the past few weeks and the gardens are preparing to rest, their bounty is flourishing. A thankful harvest indeed. It was a joyful [...]

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About Face

I’ve mentioned before how extraordinarily lucky I was to spend three years outside, working in the garden to learn what would become the Earth Mama Angel Baby product line. Those three years were bliss. Each day I had nothing to focus on but which plants needed to be moved, pruned, nurtured or harvested. I learned [...]

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Bee Positive

I’ve been pondering the apparent plight of bees the past few days. I mean more so than usual. I tried to take a picture of the lavender that is dancing under the weight of bees that zip from one blossom to the next, but photographs just don’t capture the magic. Still pictures just can’t show [...]

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To Nettle

To Nettle net·tle (ntl) n. tr.v. net·tled, net·tling, net·tles 1. To sting with or as if with a nettle. 2. To irritate; vex. If you’re planning on hiking, camping or being out in the Great Outdoors this summer, you would do well knowing how to identify our nettlesome, herbal friend, Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica. Nettles [...]

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