Version one of #flowerpower sore muscle salve complete. Test results soon! #plantmedicine #flowermedicine #myherbalstudies #thisissocool

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Organic olive oil infused with organic Arnica and Calendula flowers. Made them in separate batches so I can experiment with ratios in a new salve for supporting tired and sore muscles. #plantmedicine #flowermedicine #myherbalstudies

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In the Clear Blue

Today I sat among the clouds

In the clear blue of the sky

Today I travel through time and space

Suspended in air

A comfy capsule my ride

Up and up we fly

Among the currents of wind

Into the clear blue space above the Earth I know so well

First batch of refrigerator pickled organic beets made with produce from @imperfectfruit . I think they are going to be delicious. #uglyproduceisbeautiful #imperfect #homemadepickles

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Feel Better Tea Blend

Feel Better Herbal TisaneI like to make this herbal tisane when I feel like I might be coming down with a cold. Dried herbs are best for this blend as they are easy to source and store.

Combine the following:

1 tsp Red Clover Blossom – For immune support and nourishment. Red clover blossom is contains many essential vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed by the body. Red clover blossom fortifies the body and adds an extra source of nutritional support when the appetite is low.

1 tsp Dandelion Leaf- For cleansing the body. Dandelion is a diuretic, so leave this out if feeling dehydrated or having kidney concerns.

1 tsp Mullein Leaf-For soothing the body. Mullein has anti-inflammatory properties and is especially good for calming irritated sinus and lung tissues.

1 tsp Peppermint Leaf-For clearing sinuses and calming. Peppermint helps the body to relax. Breath in the peppermint aroma while drinking the tea to gently sooth sinuses and relax the body.

Mix together well and use 1 tsp per cup (8 oz) of hot water. Allow the brew to sit covered for 10 minutes before drinking. Sip slowly. 3-4 cups can be enjoyed for immune support throughout the day.

Please note: I recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Today I am grateful for this incredible human I get to call my partner in life. 9 years. What a blessing. #mylove #myfavoritehuman #twitterpainted #heissocute #365grateful

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Flush

watercolor

Float Away

hot air balloon watercolor

Today I am grateful for the cows and people at Strauss Family Creamery who make pure eggnog perfection, what a treat

 

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Today I am grateful for the Giants of the North. #365grateful #redwoods #gratitude #smellofdampearth – from Instagram

Today I am grateful for the Giants of the North. #365grateful  #redwoods #gratitude #smellofdampearth - from Instagram

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About Rahanna

I am interested in many things. Farming, plant medicine, healing, yoga, cooking, deepening mind-body understanding and connection, spirituality, animal behavior, writing, visual arts, noodle soup, gummy foods, really good crusty bread….

I often feel like I am a bumble bee. Bouncing from one interesting topic to another, staying there until I get some really excellent bits of nectar and the moving to the next thing. I rarely stay put with one interest for any length of time. Perhaps it is fear of commitment, perhaps that is just my personality. It is a large part of me that I am just starting to see, understand, accept, and explore. I suppose all this writing is just an exercise in learning to be the authentic me. Rara Land (this website) is an exercise in finding my voice, which maybe can unify all these pieces. Come share this learning with me. Cause it is always better it seems, when we do this thing called life together.

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Koi in sunlit waters – from Instagram

Koi in sunlit waters - from Instagram

Absolutely gorgeous purple potatoes.#farmersmarket #purplepotatoes #colorissofun – from Instagram

Absolutely gorgeous purple potatoes.#farmersmarket #purplepotatoes #colorissofun - from Instagram

Dried calendula ready for storage and #infusion #plantmedicine #plantsarefriends – from Instagram

Dried calendula ready for storage and #infusion #plantmedicine #plantsarefriends - from Instagram

Tonight's #sleepytimetea blend experiment: lavender, chamomile and lemon verbena. #justbeautiful #plantmedicine #tisane #healingandrestoration – from Instagram

Tonight's #sleepytimetea blend experiment: lavender, chamomile and lemon verbena. #justbeautiful #plantmedicine #tisane #healingandrestoration - from Instagram

Kunekune piglets at the National #Heirloom Exposition. – from Instagram

Kunekune piglets at the National #Heirloom Exposition. - from Instagram

Make shift drying rack for our #homemademedicine in our tiny apartment…will work just fine until the rains come. #plantmedicine – from Instagram

Make shift drying rack for our #homemademedicine in our tiny apartment...will work just fine until the rains come. #plantmedicine - from Instagram

Tonight's #sleepytimetea experiment:rosemary blended with calendula and spearmint. #happydance – from Instagram

Tonight's #sleepytimetea experiment:rosemary blended with calendula and spearmint. #happydance - from Instagram

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