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Naturally Decorated Easter Eggs

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Naturally Decorated Easter Eggs

Some of our favourite ways to naturally decorate an Easter egg, using natural colourants or a pressed flower.

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Spring Crocus brings Hope

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Spring Crocus brings Hope

Spring is around the corner now and with the warming weather, a taste of being outdoors more in our Northern land is a delightful thought.  One year into this global pandemic and it has certainly turned our lives upside down but one thing is constant- the peace that comes from being in nature.  I feel we have all been reminded of this especially over the past 12 months.  I don’t know about you, but I find if I don’t get outside every single day for some fresh air, sunshine and just being out in the trees, then I really am...

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Balsam Poplar Buds

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Balsam Poplar Buds

The leaves are just budding out here in central Alberta in Mid-May and we finally have a green hue over the prairies. We had an exceptionally long and cold winter, so the anticipation for Spring was doubled with my new foraging interest. The snow was melted in April but nothing yet sprouting so my eyes were searching for something I could forage and create with. That’s when I discovered balsam poplar buds filled with that aromatic, sticky resin. Most people know of this tree as the one not to park underneath as you would end up with sticky sap all...

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