On Sunday, May 1 we are hosting Andy Lopez better known as ‘The Invisible Gardener’to give a talk on the use and benefits of rock dust.  Afterwards there’ll be a potluck where

Jordanne & I will be serving homemade ‘MAY WINE PUNCH’ made with strawberries, sweet woodruff and edible flowers from the garden.    I made a batch the other day and it’s similar to a fruity wine cooler.

May wine: A sweet taste of spring

May Wine, a festive concoction of a simple, young Riesling steeped in the sweet woodruff herb, which flowers in May. con’t storyT

he strawberries are pouring in – Jules has been bringing in about 2 lbs every morning! The mulberries are starting to ripen and the blackberries are not far behind.  Life is berry good!

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  1. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,
    what a refreshing and all out Spring holiday weekend post!Its a real buzz to enjoy homemade drinks from flowers and herbs!Thanx sooo much for even more ideas to enrich and enliven our journey along the path!
    gerry medland,england

  2. dragonfly says:

    Well, my strawberries are still green and the blackerries are still flowers :(. I would loveto have that recipie though.

  3. Marchal says:


    unfortunately there is no trackback link to this post. I just made an entry on sweet woodruff on my blog and thought that perhaps you might like a look.
    Kind regards

  4. Anais says:

    Hello Folks

    Sorry about that – the link to the May Wine Recipe works now. 🙂

  5. Craig Junkins says:

    Hello there!!
    I’ve really enjoyed your site for a while now, and have recomended it to several friends and realatives.
    I know that for some time you’ve been looking at composting toilet ideas, and have recently recieved more info on that. So, I wanted to throw another one at you in case you haven’t seen it yet. I first discovered it in the Mar/Apr 2001 issue of Backhome magazine, which really goes into detail about how the system works, but you can get a very abridged idea of it at their website I just kept thinking that you might have one for family use, and another for guests. And with your recycling history, you could probably get the cost of the unit way down. Also, since it’s a completely closed system, that it might fit the bill for the local health guidelines.
    Anyway, good luck with the continued website update!! Looking forward to the finished results

  6. Anais says:

    Hello Craig

    Thanks for the comments and sharing our site with others. Also, thanks for the great compost toilet link – it looks like a great (and pretty resonably priced) system. Unfortunately, due to our limited yard space, we have no room for an outhouse at this point.

    Boy, sure wish we had a wee bit more land to try these niffy ideas and solutions. One can always hope to get more land someday?

    Thanks for sharing.