i wrote briefly about how we’ve used the church year to structure our learning year. during the two penitential seasons of Advent and Lent, we changed the focus of our studies. we also use the celebratory seasons of Christmas and Easter as an excuse to have one more cookie, read one more picture book, or enjoy some other bit of sweetness. but why not let the church year spill out into other areas too?
at the beginning of Spring i decided to make some herbal tinctures. it’s an easy process: just steep herbs in alcohol for 6-8 weeks. then strain, bottle, and use! i made tinctures on Ash Wednesday that would be ready during the first week of Easter! i love letting the days of Lent count out time; it adds another layer of healing to herbs i think!