Sweet Fern

The welcoming scents of sugar cookies, gingerbread, pumpkin pies, and fresh cut pine have all disappeared with the passing of the holidays.  While we continue fill the house with the daily smells of bread baking, coffee and other treats, the tightness of a winter home can become pretty stale by mid January. This week we decided that a little pick me up was in order.  The hill at the front edge of our property {aka the sledding hill} is covered in Sweet Fern bushes, so we made an afternoon of harvesting and sledding.  A few cups of leaves for tea and a few cups for sachet making. Several sachets will be hidden in drawers and corners around the house and many will be kept aside for restocking the shop.  

What's your favorite way to freshen up the house this winter?