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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tinctures Diary 7/28/15

I have been having fun making salves, oils and tincture. I collected and dried most of the herbs just a few days ago, but they all dried very quickly. I made a lemon verbena, rosemary, and peppermint salve for mosquito prevention, no data in on that, yet. I also made plantain and comfrey which I use regularly for skin irritations, bee stings, and just moisturizing. I also made oil of clove, oregano, and lavendar for those herb's specialties; tooth aches, congestion, and soothing. I am soaking horehound and lemon balm to make a tincture for cold and coughs and bedtime. I am going to harvest echinacea soon for another tincture.
I use that for colds, flu, and virus attacks. I feel so fortunate to have these herbs at my disposal, and finally some time to use and experiment with them

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Diary 7/25/15

Made another visit to Crater Lake,. This time included the rim drive and a walk to the Pinnacles. Always a pleasure especially since we have no major fires as of yet, so the skies were blue, but not nearly as blue as the lake which put on a beautiful show. Wwoof helper headed out yesterday morning. Another enjoyable visit from an eager young woman the earth is lucky to have.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Broccoli! Diary 7/20/15

Broccoli, though not exoctly,
Is within an inich,
Of being spinach!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Huckleberries! Diary 7/15/15

So, it was not a rumor. There were berries at 4000' level on July 14th. At first we were so excited, we picked right by the road, but I think others had as well. Then we took a side road and found a nice patch. Unfortunately, we didn't get to the berries until 3:30 and only picked until 5:30 thinking we better head home. Next time, we will start on the other road and get there sooner, hopefully next week...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Diary 7/14/15

A trip to the top of the mountain only makes me want to go again. I might this afternoon because we heard a rumor that there are huckleberries ripe! In July??? Well anyway, it will be an adventure if I do get away from farm chores...More weeding to do to reveal the few raspberry plants I plan to take care of. Letting two old rows go. Have only the post to take out and then a mowing and one would never know there had been a raspberry patch there years before~ Maybe some stragglers will come up now and again to remind me of old farming days, but for now, I am de-stressed by eliminating what I cannot take care of~
one of the surviving raspberry rows

wildflowers in the mountains

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Diary 7/11/15

There have been some great cloud displays during the thunderstorms we have had the last few days. So far, we have dodged lightning causing strikes locally. That is a good thing. Meanwhile woke up to fog and the feeling of something other than the hot July we have had so far. Nice reprieve with hot weather coming back at the end of the week.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Diary 7/9/15

Jewels in the garden:

Patiently waiting: