Today Eli ArtSparkle and I harvested mountain mint, which will be used in our summer solstice event! The sun was HOT, but we gathered a lot. I would get flashes of how my ancestors might have felt, harvesting all day to eat and to store for the winter. I felt at home, squatting and cutting the mint quickly. Tomorrow we will harvest valerian, comfrey, and mullen! <3
Disc golf is one of my new favorites. 2015 was when I first learned about disc golf, a friend of mine at the time played in a lot of tournaments! Whenever I visit Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat I love to play! Their course is 18 holes, upper and lower level… it’s a nice workout as you go up the mountain, through the woods and then down the mountain. It’s the journey though, that really counts. The slow walks up the side of the mountain, talking with friends and taking in the beauty of the land. Feeling the earth beneath our feet, and brushing the trees bark with our fingertips as we walk through the woods. Watching the disc soar down the bright green valley. Hearing the cling of the chains as you make a birdie.
When I awoke the next day, after a 15 hole game, my body was a sweet sore. The kind that reminds you of how good it feels to use your body! Playing disc golf here is one of my most favorite things to do, and there are a lot of my favorite things to do here. So I decided my drawing today would be of a few baskets and the fairlane.
Disc golf reminds you to stop and take a deep breath, and let go of whatever you’re holding on it. It’s through letting go at just the right moment that we are able to sore the furthest.