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The End of Winter

By Robin Bennett
Posted in Blog
On July 02, 2013


I've done guest posts for other blogs, but never done my own. I'm going to give it a try this year and will orient the blog toward day-to-day happenings

in the gardens and kitchen, medicine making tips, stories I want to share, some poems, and undoubtedly some philosophical musings. Stay tuned!


Today the snow is still melting off the mountain here. The food garden is flooded, but will soon drain thanks to the water catchment swales that were dug last year. (I'll post more about  the permaculture designs we use in the gardens another time.) The medicinal gardens are filled with old stalks that I look forward to trimming and plant debris that will soon be cleared.

Buds are swelling on the sassafras and cherry trees and the nettles are peeking up from under the earth bringing big smiles to the humans here. Though I enjoy snow and cold and winter, (yes, even this year's) I'm always happy when the calendar turns from February to March. So, it's March, hooray! Hope you're enjoying the precious moments that make up your life.

If you're not, stop and breathe and remind yourself of what really matters. Step outside. Look at something or someone outside of yourself. It's always a choice. Joy is present and available...right here, right now. The winds of change are blowing wild creativity into our world at this time. You can choose to make yourself available to it. Invite them to blow away stagnant ways of being and bring you fresh breezes of delight .

Green Blessings,

Robin ~*~


Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.