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Back of Beyond Farm is a small, family run operation in Rist Canyon, Colorado. We work closely with natural rhythms to create wellness teas from indigenous and naturalized plants. 2013 marks our 4th year of supporting our community through tasty teas. In the year ahead, we hope to continue our work of not only producing healthful teas, but also exploring the edges of what it means to farm and be a part of a place.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Old Soul Herbalist

Josephine came to us on the wind. We've made up these legends for each of our children and Josephine's story is one of a hot air balloon, City Park in Fort Collins, and an old man that looks a lot like St. Nicholas.

Her name roots back to abundance and truly, she has added so much to our lives. On the farm she is the sampler, the wanderer, who strolls the yard picking berries and tasting leaves. You would think that rosehips are candy the way she stands at a bush, pulling off the red berry and cleaning the seeds.

Her sampling and experimentation reminds me of the old herbalist, wandering the garden or field, listening to the plants speak and then trying the lessons they have shared in hopes of healing or restoring life.

As she grows, I hope to her willingness to experiment with our teas and how they blend and mix offer something of substance to each of you. Our old, new master herbalist at work on our little farm.