Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Keeping Up with the Immortal Mountaineers


It's been awhile since we last danced...



However, the homesteading/permaculture project, raw cacao alchemy, and art/music-making are still in full swing.

Andrew has been posting Immortal Mountain-infused updates in these web locations:

Immortal Mountain on *Facebook*
Andrew Speziale on *Instagram*
 Immortal Mountain Chocolates *Online*
Circle Takes The Square on *Bandcamp*

And Cadyn is posting in these virtual spaces:

Cadyn Speziale beadwork on *Etsy*
Cadyn Speziale's Virginia shop, *gathered*
gathered on *Facebook*
Cadyn Speziale on *Instagram*

Thanks for your continued interest and support!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ghosts on the Mountain...



...Howling at the moon.

Earlier This Spring, MISC.

 Earlier this Spring...
Logs were selected and respectfully harvested...
Many holes were drilled...
Shitake, Maitake, and Reishi plug-spawn were lovingly sealed with beeswax...
 And new colonies were placed to incubate in the forest...
 Some Artist Conch mushrooms were wild-harvested and prepped for tincture-making...
 The Asparagi emerged...
 Only minutes passed between harvesting and plating...
 Immortal Mountain-grown herbs were bundled and made available at Gathered...
 Poppies removed their own husks...
 Birds eyed the view...
 Early season harvests were a nightly ritual...
Operation Compost Tea was commenced...
 We could not wait to offer golden brown elixirs to our Plant Allies...
 17 year Cicadas were spotted...
 
First flower buds appeared on an Asian Persimmon...
 Beautiful nitrogen fixers bloomed: Blue False Indigo, in flower...
The young Bamboo shoots made rustling sounds in the wind...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring, for real...

 This year it's been more like May showers bring May flowers.

 All the storms have brought to life our first poppies...

 and our asparagus is in full force, allowing us to enjoy it for the first time (it's been a long three-year wait)!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Savored Moments

Spare time?! What's that? As time continues to speed up, we've somehow managed to find some much-savored moments to enjoy the great outdoors this past week.

 Hike at Overall Run Falls (we took the short secret two-mile path directly to the falls).
 (the perfect swimming hole!!)


 Redbud season is just coming to a close.

 Some type of buttercup flower.

And then the full moon rising...

 Choppin' wood and drinkin' (homebrewed) beer. Manly stuff.

 Prepping motherwort & artist conch mushroom for tinctures.