Wednesday, September 19, 2012

'TIS.....not so sweet

as you may know, i'm a member of the
natural perfumers guild--great group of people
working hard to rid the world of synthetic
scents. a serious force of professionals; educated & dedicated to
protecting the art & craft of perfumery.

WHERE do I  fit in....
you ask????

(don't be funny)

no, really---i do strongly believe in this.
wish i could do more to get involved.
i know some day i will.

(anya has a great course
that i hope to take.)

in the meantime,  (hope the other perfumers don't "cringe"), my good friend , vicki ---my alchemy accomplice--- and i , came up with a 'TIS perfume.  in other words--"'tis what it is!  we go out to my gardens  ---pick what's available ---& distill!!!!

'TIS a rainy day"  perfume---or 'TIS a thursday in october" perfume----etc. you get the idea.

well, this past summer we tried 'TIS sweet"!  beautiful flowers aren't they?
peony, rose, sweet william, hawthorn, honeysuckle.
should smell even better than our other great scents we made, right?

It was fun.  it sounded like a good idea...
but it was awful.
guess i have alot to learn.....and will
enjoy the process!!!!


summer was unbearably hot----good "bug" season, though (as in, lack of).
 not lacking in animals-- as the previous blog post showed.

luckily the fawn did have a mother, not so lucky was  that the raccoons did not.
managed to get them down to the pond where there are lots of frogs to eat. they did prefer eggs, bread & milk. found this out when i tried to "wean" them.

though i never handled or bonded with them, they came looking for me at the house---climbing & eating all the grapes that cover the porch.---there are plenty in the woods!

made alot of progress at the pond with the plantings, but also had
some failures. the hemlocks didn't make it. the deer, rabbits,
chipmunks took turns eating or just digging up the strawberries,
raspberries, elder,etc. etc.   took this picture before they were eaten, too!

the weather was perfect for this year's fair at grahamsville!
thanks to the arty tea party girls for helping me make a great display!

best booth at the fair