my heirloom herb

Sitting in heaven…


From the front room of my great grandfather's house, I am watching the sun rise over super Walmart this morning.  The price of gas is $2.55.  And as of today, August 1st, there are now 14 days to create possibilities for saving this farm. Sweet music is on the stereo to tame my thoughts.  The… Continue reading Sitting in heaven…

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preserving the past


This was published in the Healing Garden Journal in May of 2004. Preserving the Past, Envisioning the Future By Linette Crosby One of the greatest gifts I have received in my life, is the gift to grow up in my very own healing garden, our family mint farm. It is here where I learned to… Continue reading preserving the past

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goodbye, old friend…


This was just a quick slideshow of the Old Crosby Mint Farm Barn. The property it sat on is just across the street from your friendly Walmart Super Center and is currently for sale. Every farm and house that I knew as a youngster have all been torn, burned, etc....progress at it's finest. My family chose to let it deteriorate and it came down in last June's terrible storm. After attending the MI Barn Preservation Network Conference last week, I decided I had to do something. I understand it's important to detach from material things at certain times. (?) On Labor Day, 2008 we torched it...along with it, a part of each of us went with it. We keep wonderful memories in our hearts and minds. Good bye, old friend.

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mint, my heirloom herb


I have been attempting to find a common ground for starting this blog.  For a woman who would rather sit in the middle of a mint field, or take a quiet walk, exposing my thoughts through the written word, on the internet (?) is a bit intimidating, and I have to admit scary!  I have… Continue reading mint, my heirloom herb