|Our Autumn 'Nature Table;|
|The first dusting of snow & a beautiful sunset|
|"It's winter! It's winter! I want to make a snowman!"|
|Walking to the back field with Mama & Dada|
|Elderberries freshly cut from the bush|
|A whole bowl full, ready to be picked|
|Little hands like to help too!|
|The final harvest. |
Next step: fresh elderberry syrup!
|Decanted tinctures and one oil today!|
|Fresh dandelion leaf tincture : liver & digestive tonic|
|Fresh cleaver tincture : my fav remedy for swollen glands|
|Dried passionflower tincture: the BEST for anxiety, racing mind, headaches, & insomnia|
|Glowing fresh calendula flower oil : wonderful oil for the skin in salves, lotions, & just by itself|
|Passionflower in vodka.|
|Always label herb name, whether it is fresh or dried, date, and you can add alcohol type.|
|Passionflower tincture already turning colors after two days.|
|One of my favorite herbal blends for quieting the mind and relaxing. |
If you have an over-active mind at night and just need a big "SHHHHH" in a gentle, natural, and calming way you have to try Passionflower. It's great for a host of other things too including headaches and cramps!
|Calendula, Pot or Garden Marigold (Calendula officinalis)|
Planted in our garden this year. I've been harvesting the flowers and drying them as well as making fresh calendula flower oil.
|Chicory (Cichorium intybus)|
Growing wild around our garden. Tincturing the flower and possibly harvesting some roots to roast?
|St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)|
The little plant in our garden is started to flower.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
The back pasture is covered in alfalfa.
Elder flowers (Sambucus)
Ecstatic to have access to elderberries this year.
|Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)|
Growing around the yard. I just made a fresh motherwort tincture two days ago.
|Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)|
Red Clover is everywhere sharing the fields with alfalfa right now.
Picking and drying, picking and drying, picking and drying...
|Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)|
Once our skullcap plant is in full bloom we'll made a fresh tincture of it.
|Beautiful calendula flowers harvested right from our garden|
|Our Summer Solstice tradition: Harvesting St. John's Wort in our secret spot.|
|A few small gifts, a celebratory breakfast, and our summer nature table|
|It wouldn't be summer without a trip to the beach.|