Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Biscuits

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about ending up in New Mexico was the altitude issue when applied to cooking. All of my Gramma Betsy’s recipes were optimized for sea level, and not all of them translated well to the nosebleed altitude Mister Tea and I live at. The two that Continue Reading →

Falkor’s Flight (Organic Blend of Green Kukicha, Jasmine, and Cherry)

‘Falkor’s Flight’ was created mostly because I wanted to see if I could. I’d mentioned on Twitter that I needed to slow down on the creation of new teas, because there are only so many that should be in process at any given time.  Not an uncommon thing to hear Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Hawaiian-ish Fried Rice

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

In recent months, one side of Mister Tea’s family has started a new tradition.  We attempt a family dinner once a week, usually on Saturday. For the first weeks this was going on, I could not attend, because puppy training class and the way I had to operate to actually Continue Reading →

Intro to Adventures in Cooking

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

It’s weird how one event can turn into an idea for a blog post, and then, as you start to really think it through, balloons out into a series. This all started with a rotisserie chicken. As I started figuring out what I wanted to say about what Mister Tea Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Lacking a Manual (Part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Chronic illness is hard. Strangely enough, that is actually something that needs to be said. In the first world we are trained to expect answers.  Honestly, I think that this training is part of why chronic illness is so hard to deal with – both by the people living with Continue Reading →

12/23/17: Maintenance and Paperwork, Holidays, and the Love of Dogs

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: Things continue to be a bit of a mess here. At least as far as my physical condition.  There have been a few things that we had to do that had a pretty steep cost, and recovery from pushing myself that far beyond what I Continue Reading →

Our Household (And Tea Testers, non-human) (Part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Rest of Our Household

As we’ve stated a few times before, while there are only two bipeds in our household, it is still quite a populous one. We have three dogs, three cats, all well loved.  We also have four chickens, and a fish tank we do not pay as much attention to as Continue Reading →

Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Making of Things

Desert Sage Natural grew out of a number of deeply personal concepts and circumstances for my partner and me. Part of it came out of the fact that I suffer from chemical sensitivities, and have been becoming steadily more allergic to most pharmaceutical medicines.  Another part of it was frustration Continue Reading →