home, nature, self

the folk school

today marks one full week since i moved to the john c campbell folk school in brasstown, north carolina. the experience has already been incredible and i’m meeting all sorts of folks and learning new things. if you’re interested in my day to day life up at the folk school, read on! honestly, i didn't… Continue reading the folk school

home, nature

spring around the homestead

the second half of february blessed us southerners with mild temperatures and plenty of rain. nature took advantage and green of every shade burst forth onto the drab grey stick season palate. this winter was particularly boring for our homestead, devoid of exciting planning. since we are moving and travelling all summer, we will not… Continue reading spring around the homestead

home, money, self

recovering from the holidays

i adore the holiday season - i'm lucky in that for me it means lots of time with family, warm and cozy homes, and so much delicious food. but the six months between thanksgiving and new years also take a lot out of me, and i suspect others feel similarly. the rush to get all… Continue reading recovering from the holidays


making herbal oils

herbal oils, or herbal oil infusions, are used for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes. i make herbal oils for use in salves, balms, and lotions. herbs are soaked in a carrier oil for a specified amount of time, pressed and decanted before being put to use. during the soaking (or digestion) process, the oil soaks… Continue reading making herbal oils


skillet cake

all summer long we got tons of blueberries from the farm through our CSA. i made muffins, biscuits, smoothies, and this cake with them, yet i still had excess blueberries! so i froze them for a rainy day aka the hell that is No Fresh Produce for Two Months (georgia's short winter). blueberries are super… Continue reading skillet cake

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diy: temperature controller

i feel like we lead a pretty simple life, until i spend an entire morning building a highly specialized tool for a niche job like rising sourdough bread and infusing herbal oils. today my mom and i built a temperature controller which will be used to turn a camping cooler into a chamber for rising bread,… Continue reading diy: temperature controller

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root lore goods

good evening blog readers! it is with great pleasure that i announce the official opening of my etsy shop, Root Lore Goods. root lore goods is a one woman show offering homestead crafts and herbal delights. everything in my shop is handmade by me, down to the drawings on my labels and business cards! many… Continue reading root lore goods