MAY 2016
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Healing Wise ...
with Susun Weed

It's May!

It's May! It's May! The bloomin' month of May!

The fairies come out to play today! Get ready to play with them. Dance and sing. Eat delicious things. (And leave some for the fairies.) Bask in the sun. Hold your face up to the rain. Lean into the wind. Let the surf curl around your ankles. Ready? Set? Go!

If you have a garden, set aside a small area for the fairies. No Humans Allowed! Fairies love chaos and change. Let the weeds grow. Fairies dislike rows and order. Cultivate an appreciation of wildness and spontaneity. Fairies love shiny, glittery things. Grow pretty flowers. Fairies are friends with butterflies and hummingbirds. Favor plants that winged things like. Fairies like to play jokes. Be willing to laugh at yourself.

If you don't have a garden, find a wild place near you. Sometimes a vacant lot is the nearest wild place. Yes, fairies live in cities too; they are just harder to see. Walk past your wild place at least twice a day or sit there for a while if you can. Become attuned to the rhythm of the plants in your fairy haven. Become aware of the movement of the light in your fairy area.

Let the fairies bring joy to your heart. Let the fairies fill you with foolish hope and starry-eyed love. Let the fairies entice you to commit more acts of beauty and joy.

It's May! It's May!

May begins with Mother's Day. We will be celebrating Mother Earth, and all our mothers, with our Mother's Day work-exchange weekend. Who knows what surprises are in store. Nettle soup? Wild salad?

May ends with Memorial Day. We are on schedule to have the barn done and new goats here by Memorial Day. We may even have the roof for the tower under construction or nearing completion. Please join us in welcoming the new herd by attending any part of the Memorial Day work-exchange weekend. Remember, you don't have to work. You can just go for a walk or a swim, relax with the goats, and enjoy lunch with us.

Speaking of lunch, why not try some Flower Fritters the next time you have some time to fritter away.

Green blessings are blooming everywhere.

Flower Fritters

•    4 cups flower petals: violets, roses, dandelions, calendula, ground ivy, clover
•    2/3 cup whole wheat flour
•    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
•    1 teaspoon honey
•    Pure olive oil

1.    Liberally coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with oil and place on a medium-high heat.
2.    Combine flour, eggs, and honey until well mixed. Okay to add a little more honey if needed.
3.    Add flowers to the mix.
4.    Using a small ladle or large spoon, put rounds or mounds of flower mix into the hot oil.
5.    Cook for 2-3 minutes on first side, then flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes on the second side, until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
6.    Blot excess oil off by placing on paper towels. Then slide them into the oven to keep them hot while you repeat the process until all the fritters are fried.
7.    Fancy: Serve with maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or vanilla ice cream.   

       Plain: Enjoy with a glass of cold chocolate milk.

Susun Weed’s books:

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Author: Susun S. Weed.
Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns. Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker. 196 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $14.95
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Healing Wise
Author: Susun S. Weed.
Superb herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode. Complete instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. Introduction by Jean Houston. 312 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $21.95

NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way

Author: Susun S. Weed.
The best book on menopause is now better. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones. Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD. Introduction by Juliette de Bairacli Levy. 304 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $22.95
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Breast Cancer? Breast Health!

Author: Susun S. Weed.
Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen. Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. 380 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $21.95

Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Publication date: June 21, 2011
Author: Susun S. Weed
Simple, successful, strategies cover the entire range of options -- from mainstream to radical -- to help you choose the best, and the safest, ways to optimize sexual and reproductive health. Foreword: Aviva Romm, MD, midwife, 484 pages, Index, illustrations.
Retails for $29.95
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Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines The Complementary Integrated Medical Revolution
Publication date: December 2019
Author: Susun S. Weed
Seven Medicines build foundational health and guide you to the best health care when problems arise. Includes case studies, recipes, exentsive references and resources. Introduction by Patch Adams illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard 352 pages, index, illustrations
Retails for $24.95
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