Author Archives: Sarah Wadleigh

About Sarah Wadleigh

I am a Clinical Herbalist, Organic Gardener and Nutritional Consultant for people and companion animals. I live in Madrid, New Mexico with my wonderful husband, two little dogs and a big cat. My practice revolves around helping people create health through whole-food nutrition, nutritive herbs, lifestyle and self-awareness. With more than 20 years of experience as an animal nutritional counselor, I offer consultations to improve the health and well-being of our four-legged friends, as well as their humans. We can work together via Skype, in person,or over the phone. Let's create health for ourselves and our animal companions! Contact: sarah@summersunherbals.com

What is blooming in the June Garden?

Roses will be coming on soon!  Blooming now….. Every year is different, isn’t it?  Even though we had a challenging Spring,  we are moving right along with the new gardens in the back yard.  Stone walkways are going in.  I’m … Continue reading

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The Spring Garden = ANTICIPATION!!

Spring has arrived!  Many of my garden perennials (planted last Spring) are surprising me with their size and vigor!  Pulsatilla is the first to bloom.  It looks all fragile and delicate with it’s soft ferny foliage and dramatic flowers, but it … Continue reading

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A Whole Food Breakfast for my Dogs!

Hey!  I made this video to demonstrate how simple it is to make a tasty, whole-food meal for your dogs… Please enjoy!  More videos coming soon! Blessings, Sarah, Lily, Frederic and Zandra    

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Nourishing Ourselves = Peace of Mind

About West Nile and Zika:  From all my research on the subjects, I understand that both West Nile and the Zika virus  symptoms can be very mild – almost imperceptible – in many cases.  At other times, the symptoms are flu-like. … Continue reading

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Vigorous Old Roses and Fabulous Herbs For Colorado Gardens and Beyond

This morning, I was remembering my first rambling rose experience.  I had  encountered Darlow’s Enigma at the Botanic Gardens growing on a large arch, meeting Honeysuckle and Wisteria in the middle.  It was a breathtaking sight, and I decided to replicate it … Continue reading

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Vitamin C – The Untold Story

What you don’t know…. Vitamin C.  If you know me, you have heard me mention this vitamin.  There is so much to say about it.  Lately, I’ve been reading Primal Panacea by Dr. Thomas E. Levy, M.D.   This is the book that … Continue reading

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Springtime arrives! Roses, Berries and Vines…

It’s so exciting watching the new gardens come to life! Roses First I brought seven roses from our Longmont gardens. Apothecary, Francesca, Rose de Rescht, Angel Face, Ebb Tide, Lyda Rose, and Rosa Glauca.  Most had only been planted in … Continue reading

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Yet another blog about whole foods

Soon I’ll be blogging about my new gardens in extreme detail, but I just wanted to get in one more reminder about the amazing healing power of species-appropriate whole foods.  For humans and dogs, and, really, all living beings, this … Continue reading

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New Digs, Houseplant Health and Spring Garden Plans

At last!  We finally got moved in to our beautiful new home in Berthoud, Colorado.  It took way longer than expected, but we are settling in nicely. The living room is set up so my plants can enjoy the south … Continue reading

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Medicinal Honey!

I’m so grateful that honey is still available to us.  Some bees are managing to survive the unbelievable onslaught of herbicide and pesticide use in this country.  They continue pollinating our fields and gardens, gathering food for the next generation … Continue reading

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