I begin the broom making process by exploring the hills and forests for wood for the broom sticks: Maple, Serviceberry, Myrtle, Chokecherry, Hazel, and other hardwoods, fit for a lifetime of service.
I cut and cure the choice branches with gratitude and respect for the life of the tree.
I tie my brooms by hand, no machines here!
Each is made carefully, with the informed perspective of someone who reveres sweeping as a daily ritual for cleansing the home- both physically, and energetically. As the dust is gathered from the corners of the room, so are the stray thoughts, worries, and uncertainties.
What better way to cleanse the home than with these beautiful tools carefully made according to traditional methods?