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!
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.
Last week we decided that we have out grown using our kitchen as a nursery so we ordered a Aspen 9'x12' greenhouse from ACF Greenhouses out of VA. last year we had wire racks, lights, plastic covers potting soil, watering cans, hundreds of plants and did i mention the BLINDING lights in our kitchen. Even though we are running out of time before the snow comes for the winter this one project we need to squeeze in. Ella likes her toys in prime plant growing space in front of the doors and who are we to argue with that.
So, this picture clearly demonstrates the fact that I am impaired when it comes to picturing all of the improvements around the farm. To assist with the visually impaired, my husband diligently draws in wipe off markers on our windows his ideas for
Our wagon is drag'n from the heat but on the bright side, the garlic looks great hanging in the barn. We can't wait to get the rest dug up and hung.
The Heat index today is over a hundred! That is Hot, for those of you not from the area that is with 60% or higher humidity, so it looks and feels like you're in a steam bath. These little girls and our 8 hens drank 3 gallons of water today just trying to stay cool. Our ......