The Healing Properties of Herbs
Not only are herbs delicious in foods and teas, but they also have healing properties when ingested, taken in as an infusion, or used as a salve for the skin. As a part of our seed order this weekend, we researched the healing power of herbs. We already use herbs in many of our products at the Farm, including Lavender Hand Salve and Rosemary Salt Scrub. We grow the herbs, harvest and dry them to use in our products. We are considering expanding our herb garden to include herbs for teas and additional herbs for our product line. We are so excited to be able to grow Organic Herbs from seed and seedlings and take the herbs through the entire process of harvesting, drying and the crafting of products and teas. We will be offering more blog posts about the process of herb cultivation and the healing properties of the herbs in our products.
Guess what herb we will be cultivating and using next? Sage. This beautiful picture of sage is from the BBC Food website http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/sage . They discuss cooking with sage, we will be discussing using sage in many different ways, including food, bath and beauty products and even teas! Stay tuned for more blogs about our herbs!
Spring is here and we have five little lambs running around the farm. The whole process went fairly smooth right up to the end where it got a little tricky. The final lamb was breech and required help. Cloud had her front legs up and behind her head and wouldn't pass. Teresa quickly repositioned the lamb and in one second all was well again. The lambs are doing great and so much fun to watch run around. Babydoll Page...
Seed Are In and Trays Are Filling!
After weeks of plowing over seed catalogs this winter and selecting some new varieties to test this year, we are very excited for the new season. The fresh, new mix of vegetables seeds has finally arrived and we have started the process of planning crop rotations and garden expansion. The new garden beds will increase our strawberry beds, herb beds, all new rhubarb bed, asparagus bed and new pollinator flower beds.
Aquaponics Fodder System
I built a quick fodder system out of some spare parts laying around the farm. The greenhouse sits mostly empty until March so we decided to grow winter rye and barley for the chickens, sheep, pig and goats. We buy organic feed $$$, so for...
Open Farm Day
We need to name our Sheep!
Remember the sheep when they first came to The Grassy Knoll Farm? It's been quite a while now, and although they are part of the family now, we have yet to name out four little friends!
Over the next few blogs, we will name the little sheepies and share more of their stories of their new life at The Grassy Knoll Farm!
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