4.11.2020

Don't sew? Need a Face Mask? Try this!


1. Select an old, soft, cotton tee shirt.
2. This tee is 46" around and works well with a head that is 20" in circumference. Fold just below where the sleeves are attached.
3. Cut along the fold.
4. Discard sleeve section

5. Scrunch fabric together

6. Slip shirt over the head.

7. Wrap around the neck twice. Leave it around your neck when you do not need it.

8. Pull up both layers over your nose. Tighten by pulling in the back until comfortable.

9. Or wear on your head. I use it as a headcover in the garden.

8.09.2019

My new favorite cookbook!

As the time to harvest fruits and vegetables approaches, I find that this book, Foolproof Preserving by America's Test Kitchen, has become my go-to source of recipes.

The Raspberry Preserve is wonderful - beautiful color and bright flavor. Now I have moved on to Dilly Beans as the green bean crop flourishes. Next, it will be tomatoes!

It is available on Amazon!

It is available on Amazon!
https://amzn.to/31rqhLJ

1.23.2019

Getting creative!

With Spring on its way... it is time to get creative before the gardens beckon.

I have been looking at doing more sketching with pencil and pen and ink, working with watercolors, doing acrylic pourings, working with photographs as well as developing new projects for the non-profit I am a part of. But first... I must organize the accumilated piles of papers that have gathered on the desk (and on the floor near by!).

Tips for dealing with the accumulated detritus:
  • Put all of the piles of papers, magazines, etc. on a larger surface.
  • Sort into piles and into the wastebasket when required.
  • Next take each pile and sort through again.
  • File the important things.
  • Try to complete the must-do pile immediately, ie: income tax related bookkeeping, order supplies.
  • Go through the magazines, newsletters, etc. keep what you must and give the rest away or recycle.
  • Have a place for each area of interest, ie: genealogy, specific projects,  must-do. Add more book shelves and file cabinets when you must.
  • In the future - when the mail arrives stand over the wastebasket and throw away everything you do not need immediately.


10.03.2017

Eucalpytus Breathe-Easier Salve

Eucalyptus Breathe-Easier Salve

  • Apply a small amount on the bottom of both feet at bedtime or as needed

  • Ingredients: Natural oils & butters, eucalyptus essential oil 

Eucalyptus: What are the health benefits?

Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic, Greek, and European medicine have used eucalyptus for thousands of years. Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. 

Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating respiratory problems including cold, cough, running nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant in nature. A study published in 2004 shows its usefulness in treating nonbacterial sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil may have antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, including Haemophilus influenzae and some strains of streptococcus.


Annisquam Herb Farm

9.30.2017

Gift Box of All Natural Salves

Gift Box

All natural ingredients
  • Lavender Soothing Salve
  • Sunscreen approx. SPF 30
  • Magnesium Salts Lotion

Magnesium Oil

Magnesium Oil

Spray a small amount to the bottom of each foot at bedtime daily.
  • All natural ingredients: Magnesium flakes & distiller water
  • In a Gift Box

Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium
Transdermal magnesium is a powerful tool in the battle against magnesium deficiency.
Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications of magnesium relate specifically to its therapeutic application on the skin and its direct absorption into the cells:
  • Increased sleep
  • Reduced muscle aches, pains, cramping, restless leg syndrome and spasms
  • Healthy skin and reduced outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis
  • Better relaxation and stress management
  • Increased energy levels and improved moods
  • Increased athletic performance

Talc-less Powder & Healing Salve #1

Talc-less Powder & Healing Salve #1


  • All natural ingredients
  • Reusable shaker and powder refill
  • Healing Salve for insect bites, itchy or dry skin
  • In a gift box



Magnesium Salts Lotion

Magnesium Salts Lotion

Apply a small amount to the bottom of each foot at bedtime daily.

Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium
Transdermal magnesium is a powerful tool in the battle against magnesium deficiency.
Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications of magnesium relate specifically to its therapeutic application on the skin and its direct absorption into the cells:
  • Increased sleep
  • Reduced muscle aches, pains, cramping, restless leg syndrome and spasms
  • Healthy skin and reduced outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis
  • Better relaxation and stress management
  • Increased energy levels and improved moods
  • Increased athletic performance

Oatmeal & Chamomile Soap

Gift Box

Oatmeal & Chamomile Soap

Natural oils infused with chamomile, Shea butter, Oatmeal, White kaolin clay
Hand-knit 100% cotton washcloth