in addition to growing beautiful herbs, here are a few services i offer
essential oil distillation
At Full Kettle, I operate a 20 gallon wood fired steam distiller to make my essential oils. This is a magical process and you can be a part of it. If you have a favorite herb, or an abundance of this or that growing in your garden and you want your very own essential oil, get in touch. I have distilled lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lavender, clary sage, ginger, hemlock, balsam fir, oregano, thyme, rosemary, spearmint, peppermint, and more. In addition to the essential oil, most herbs produce an abundance of hydrosol in the distillation process. This is what lavender water or rose water is mad of, the water-based byproduct of essential oil distillation. With both products, yields vary greatly depending on the herb and the time of year. We can do an initial exchange to see if what you have will work for this system. Usually I bring the herb to the farm and distill it there, but in certain circumstances …“have distiller will travel”. OK there’s that and….
Custom carpentry for better living
If you’ve got a little project and you want a sometimes charismatic, sometimes extroverted, but always thorough and punctual young-ish man to come help you out, lemme know. I know a guy. I love building chicken coops, storage sheds, woodsheds, pagodas, yoga walls, and the like. Colder seasons work best for my schedule, but get in touch anyway even if it’s hot out and we can see what’s possible. I’ll do everything from start to finish, design to install. If you want to see some more samples of my work, I can email you photos. I am especially pro-compost toilets. If you’re on the fence about getting one of these for your property, do it! It is nearly criminal that we waste fertilizer and water the way we do, and compost toilets are fun to use! Do you know there is enough fertility in our urine alone to produce 320 pounds of what a year? Wild. This is one of the many ways we can close waste loops and reclaim and remember community living. Anyway, I build stuff let me know if you want help.