Spring has been amazing around here! It was a reminder of why I love the Southern Appalachians so much! Lush. Like a jungle. Fragrant! New scents ride the breezes from every direction and the senses are delighted with sweet springtime goodness!
We encountered this on a Red Spruce scouting expedition to Rich Mountain in Pisgah Nat’l Forest near Hot Springs. Trillium, May Apple, Fern, Clover, Violet, this 4200′ elevation forest floor was something to behold in April! It is also home to a healthy and mature stand of Red Spruce that will be sustainably trimmed for essential oil very soon! We will publish pictures of the trees before and after trimming when we harvest.
Blue Ridge Aromatics is blessed to be friends with raft guides on the French Broad River who love to go on play trips!
The river has been an incredible way to see Summer roll in! Free-flowing, warm, fun and quite pristine, this river is fantastic, and home to several Bald Eagles that like to show off their gigantic wingspans! And communing with the river is such a great meditation!
The next post will be more business-oriented. We’ll talk about building the still, testing and improving the process, our first big harvest and distillation (coming up in less than a week), and fulfilling our crowdfunding supporters’ perks. We’re in motion now folks!