It is Winter!

The herb garden at The White Castle in Loon op Zand, that I designed, is in winter rest, as is my own herb garden. I still harvest the comfrey here, to make an ointment for shapped winter hands. A walk in NP The Loonse and Drunense Dunes provides a beautiful picture: trees covered with hoarfrost, a white layer of snow on the drift-sand and sleighing children. Here and there I find animal spurs of roes, rabbits and several birds. It is hard work for the animals to gather their daily food in this cold weather. Or to refind places under the snow, where they have hidden their reserve food. Also for us the winter is a good time to consider, what we have gathered in the past period. And how we can prepare ourselves herewith on our way to a happy and fulfilling life in yet another new year.

Has it been long ago that you have been in contact with nature and do you too long for a natural way of living and enjoying yourself? In that case as a nature coach and herbalist I would love to accompany you in doing so, by walking in National Park De Loonse en Drunense duinen, at The White Castle or in my own herb garden in Loon op Zand, through herbal advice or for instance during the workshops that I organize.

If you want to know more about the activities of Gifts of Nature, please look under Activities and Agenda or visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/giftsofnatureNL. I wish you a lot of Winter pleasure and look forward to meet you at one of my nature experience activities! Please keep following me on my website, as at the end of February 2021 I will have a beautiful new website and a new, inspiring lesson program. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Herbal greetings,

Marga Boutkan