Old Tree Essentials

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Fortingall Yew

Visiting the Fortingall Yew in Scotland inspires and rejuvenates. What if we could sprout again after a lifetime (some 500 years for a tree) to see another millennia, another generation, another time. Standing next to a 5000 year old tree is like standing next to a teacher. May it stand for another 5000 years and […]

Journey with Juniper…

This local Juniper (juniperus occ. subs australis) looms like a matriarch over a community of youngsters. With the high sierra air fresh and filled with it’s aromatic gifts. My kids and I sat under it for a picnic after harvest among many juniper berries on the grassy earth. Like an ancient house the trunk had knotted […]

What is distillation?

Distillation is an ancient art form dating back thousands of years. A process in which the forces of nature combine to refine matter into a higher state. This process has been stewarded by shamans, priests and medicine men. In a poetic and alchemical way distillation is a process of death and rebirth. A meaning that […]

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