Monday, May 30, 2011

Volunteering Chamomile

What a pleasant surprise to find a patch of Chamomile in our 'Orchard'!!!
I did sow some seeds this spring and very few plants appeared. I was a bit disappointed but thought they'll be spreading their seeds and next year I'll have a nice supply.
But then I found these volunteers within a mass of Chickweed (this herbs will get it's own post later). That just made my day ;)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dandelion harvest & clean up

About a week ago I dug up some dandelion roots (not all are pictured ;)) and let my younger son help with the clean up. It was hot outside, so he had fun and we both were soaking wet after he was done ;)

just out of the ground

my big little helper - or little big helper?!?!? ;)

almost done!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wow, all those storms...

...I hope they're over now. We've been without power for 24 hour from Monday to Tuesday and not even 24 hours later, it went out again... due to all the severe thunderstorms. Thank goodness there was no damage on our property, so i should not complain. While driving through Columbus today (bring the kids to and pick up from school) we saw huge trees that had snapped during the storm... nature is powerful indeed: From huge storm to tiny plants (to close the circle and come back to the topic of my blog ;))

Thanks to all my new followers!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Organic Yarrow

My yarrow is coming along very well - growing like a weed, of course ;) It doesn't take long anymore and I can harvest the flowers (to be dried). Perfect timing since I ran out of stock.
This herb is essential for my Organic Cold and Flu Comfort Tea

Yarrow is used against colds, cramps, fevers, kidney disorders, toothaches, skin irritations, and hemorrhages, and to regulate menses, stimulate the flow of bile, and purify the blood. Medicinal tea is a good remedy for severe colds and flu, for stomach ulcers, amenorrhea, abdominal cramps, abscesses, trauma and bleeding, and to reduce inflammation.