Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

November 4, 2015

Picking Raspberries on November 3rd....

It is crazy wonderful to pick raspberries into November.  
It's not from the mild weather, either.  
 The variety is Caroline.  We got our starts from dear friends. 
 They bought them from Raintree Nursery.
 I am amazed that they are still blooming and setting fruit.
This year we starting picking berries around Mother's Day.
Yum...a Raspberry Banana Smoothie.
You might want to get some of these raspberry bushes.
They are extremely productive.

October 29, 2015

Joyfully Empowered Moms of Special Need Kids Summit ~ FREE Summit

I am so excited to host this summit.  The experts are fabulous!!!!
You may be able to glean as many ideas and tools as I have.
This is an uplifting event. It is FREE!


Please share with your friends.  We all know someone who has a special needs child.  
All moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers may benefit from this summit.

August 29, 2015

~Herbal Handcrafted Soap ~

October 10, 2015

At my home in Bonney Lake, WA

10 am to 2:30 ~ $75
***Make reservations for two 
 and you each will receive $10 off***

Lunch Included

Plus ...lots of FUN!

Detailed Handouts, Step-by-Step instructions 
and demonstration, plus Hands-on.   
You will learn:
- Soap Making Techniques
- Ingredients and Where to Acquire Them
-Herbal Additions
-Bar Shaping
 -Soap for Body, Shampoo  and Laundry
-Soap Packaging and Storage
 Cold & Hot Processed methods demonstrated. 
You will have the knowledge needed to make soap on your own, in your home.
*Everyone will go home at least 3 bars of soap 
and the knowledge to make their own*

                                                            Space Limited  
                      Please make your reservations ASAP

Email Kristine to sign up - kristineffarley@gmail.com

If you have taken this class before and would like a refresher, 
please contact me about special pricing.

May 28, 2015

Fairy Houses

At Grandma School we have been planning, collecting and dreaming about making Fairy Houses.
Here's what we have made.  It was a fun adventure.  Though the glue sticks are hot and only Grandma (me) gets to use the glue gun.
We decided that each needed a base, thus the plastic pot.
Our collection included, bark, moss, shells, glass stones, 
 broken pottery, dried flowers,  etc.
Collecting our materials was half of the adventure.

We wanted to make them with a little "Hobbit" flare.

Our next step is to create a landscape for each.
Even little man had ideas of what to put where and especially 
wanted the cool glass crystal attached.
I'm sure we will hear the story of what is is for soon.

April 27, 2015

Breakfast from the Farm

Today I gathered beautiful American Spinach from the garden 
and some fresh eggs 
from the chickens for a delicious breakfast.

Fresh, whole foods are one of the keys to good health.
 ~Physically from the wonderful nutrients 
and the physical work it takes to grow it.
~Emotionally from the high vibration  and satisfaction of the foods safety.
~Spiritually from the gratitude and opportunity to participate with God 
in the creation process of growing  some of our own food.
American Spinach is easy to grow in pots or in the garden. 
This is a very fast growing vegetable that can be grown most of the year.
It will reseed or you can save the seeds.
I purchase mine from Renaissance Seeds.

PS-We did not raise the pork for the bacon :(
Maybe next year.