Thank you for visiting The Outdoor Apothecary! I’m excited to get to tell you a little bit about us and am so glad you stopped by. I hope I can help you on your journey toward self-reliant living and nature connectedness. Come by anytime for practical advice, encouragement, and a lot of how-to.
The Outdoor Apothecary was born out of my belief that nature ‘IS’ medicine and that by getting back to simple, self-reliant living, we can reconnect with nature on a deeper level. I believe this because many self-sufficient skills tend to bring us closer to nature. This might mean growing or raising your own food, cooking with foraged food, or creating healthy healing remedies from homegrown or foraged herbs.
I am all about celebrating “the old ways” of living to bring blessings to ourselves, our families, communities, and to Mother Earth. I offer articles, tips, recipes and ideas on practical self-reliance, simple herbal remedies, foraging, gardening and reconnecting ourselves to our natural world and sacred ancestral traditions.
My little homestead is located on about 7 acres in rural Connecticut where I live with my husband, daughter (I also have one daughter grown and gone), cat, and 12 chickens. These days our efforts concentrate on perennial permaculture agriculture, foraging for wild edible food and herbs for medicine, and trying to be as self-reliant as possible.
A view of the vegetable garden
Inside My Studio
“Heal yourself with the lig