I heart September

cut lavender, harvesting sickle and twine

I love autumn, September, the aroma of roasting chile, and the cooler weather.  I love the end of the harvest – for us it’s peaches and a last burst of lavender blossoms. I love the hum of the dehydrator, loaded with peaches and apples. I love the back to school/back to business vibe of this month. 

We’ve been trying to do as much homesteading as possible; harvesting on time, safeguarding the harvest for the months to come using our dehydrator and oversized freezer, and sharing that harvest with friends and neighbors.

What do you enjoy about September?

Make your own Mother’s Day presents this year

All of our classes can be found here…. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/martine-edwards-18149795410

Instead of the usual tea mug or silk pajamas, what about a special mother’s day gift made by you, with love? Something you make with doTerra’s certified pure therapeutic essential oils? You’ll have the opportunity to make her roller balls, linen sprays, and room sprays. Each item you choose to make and take with you is $5. Cash, check or paypal.

  • Thanks, Mom (citrusy blend to uplift)
  • Relax, Mom (relaxing essential oils, including lavender)
  • Don’t Worry, Mom (anxiety-relieving essential oils)
  • Just Be Chill, Mom (a solution for hot flashes)

This is a free event; however, reservations are a must to ensure we have adequate supplies. Seating is limited, so get your admission ticket today! Two times and locations:

All ages welcome.



new location for classes

I’ll be trying a new location for my essential oil classes, the Bistro here in Corrales.


Are you ready to make the changes in your life that will take your health and wellness to the next level? Unsure where to start and feel a bit overwhelmed by all the options? This workshop will help you to expand your education, find the easy to implement solutions you need and discover the world of essential oils and how they can support you on this journey.

We will be covering:

* How essential oils provide a solid foundation for your family’s well-being
* What goes into producing a high-quality, therapeutic oil
* How to incorporate them into your daily life to support countless health concerns!

Loving the lovage

Lovage plant

Our lovage plant that’s under our fig tree comes back every year, and we just saw the plant sprouting for 2019 yesterday. It will grow to this nice size, and we can use it in Virgin Bloody Mary’s, in stews and in gazpacho.

Corrales Herb Farm

Bienvenue chez nous ! Here at our little farm in New Mexico, we aim to provide friends, family, and local chefs with favorite and forgotten herbs. Chives on your yogurt, cream of sorrel soup, lovage in your beef stew, a lavender sachet on your dashboard.