seriously! my little guy had us all in ER at children’s 2 weeks ago when he split his noggin to the bone on our couch (the same corner he knocked his tooth loose on some months ago). he was so unbelievably brave through the entire experience. man! he blows me away. still he continues with his rambunctious ways as though nothing ever happened and i feel a whole lot more cautious on his behalf.
7 stitches ( i can’t help feeling like i could have made some nicer stitches);
scarred and unphased, healthy, happy and super tough;
I first came to know it as St John’s wort and associated it with herbs to treat depression. i know it now as an invasive plant and i’m planning to make use of my foraged noxious weed in a “feel better balm” along with comfrey leaves, calendula flowers and plantain in beeswax and olive oil. my hands tend to be dry this time of year so i’m sure a little of this will be soothing and i intend to tuck a little jar of it in my aspiring home apothecary for the treatment of superficial burns, inflammations, insect bites and other minor injuries;
Susun Weed’s wise woman herbal claims it to be the single most useful herb for establishing fertility. It pairs with red raspberry leaves which is well known to me as a uterine tonic. I have been in the habit of gathering and drying raspberry leaves for years now and find they are best picked before flowering when the leaves are green and tender. For a nourishing blood tonic tea i like to mix red raspberry leaf, red clover, nettles, alfalfa, go ji zi, rosehip, hibiscus and sometimes a touch of mint. Something i didn’t know about red clover is that it includes virtually all trace minerals. Anyhow the bees like it (as do little wee snails and other small crawlies);
I pick them as i find them and dry them in a brown paper bag kept in a cool dark place before storing them in mason jars;
Steeped with red raspberry leaves – the pink came right out of it;