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Gardening Class 🌿 πŸŒΊ

We went to a class with Gateway Greening about fall vegetables and cover crops! The class was very informative- basically I’m not ready to plant fall plants but I do know what to do next year! The best part of the morning was being inspired by all the garden beds within the community garden sections! …

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My she-shed herbal workshop camper πŸŒΏ

About 5 years ago, my husband got me a vintage camper for my birthday! The kids helped me clean it up and it became a backyard play house! As the years have gone by, the kids stopped playing in it and I began to dream of the possibilities… 🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿 And this was the summer to …

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Not just dreaming about my garden….

Yesterday I was dreaming and scheming about my herb garden 🌿 I was taking notes while my kids were at kid’s ministry at church. Today… I got to work weeding and improving my herb garden in the back yard! Last year I planted a ton of perennial plants and encircled them with rocks. So today, …

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Monarch taggingΒ 

We got to be citizen scientists today!  We went to The Weldon Springs Interpretive Center where we learned how to catch a butterfly so it can be tagged! Edison caught the first butterfly… in fact he caught two at once! Simone was overjoyed when she finally caught her butterfly!! Andre was sneaky and quiet which …

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Smudge sticks… incense from herbs 🌿 

Smudge stick (according to Wikipedia): A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, often bound with string and usually rather small. The herbs are later burned as part of a ceremony or ritual.  (I plan on burning mine while meditating and praying, studying for my ASL classes and  cleaning the house. I would like …

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Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Using my pressed flowers

I used the flowers I dried in the flower press I made! I’m creating another book- similar to the Wild Family Book of Potions and Brews. This new book is called Mind Body Spirit and it will hold information about how we benefit from plants! The Daisy and Four-Leafed Clover turned out so nice!  You can …

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Elderberry flower cordialΒ 

We went on a lovely bike ride today! As were biking along a beautiful path, we were all overcome with the sweet sweet aroma of the elderberry flower! I foraged a bundle of flowers and enjoyed their scent the rest of the bike ride! As soon as we got home, I headed straight to the …

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Four leaf clover πŸ€Β 

I was sitting in the garden with two wonderful Fathers!  My dad and Josh ❀️️❀️️ I was admiring my parent’s garden… When I found a four leaf clover! πŸ€ I admit… I am one lucky woman! β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈ

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Savory Sourdough Pancakes with fresh picked herbs

Oh my – this dinner was so delicious, simple, cheap, and it fed an army of kids! My sisters (3) and children (8) were visiting yesterday – when my sister Sonja suggested we make savory pancakes with the herbs from the garden! What a wonderful idea! πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈ Sonja not only had the brilliant idea, but …

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