Friday, October 15, 2010

The Autumn Weather ......................................

has been wonderful. I've been exploring the woodlands , the ferns are so beautiful with the falling leaves nestled around them.

The chickweed is emerging from it's summer hibernation and I'm looking forward to chickweed salads and pasta.

As I was walking through the woods , I decided to make a living wreath with the grapevine wreath I made last week. So I gathered a few older honeysuckle vines , a beautiful fungi covered limb and a rotted log with moss on it. When I came out of the woods , I gathered daisy flea bane , goldenrod and lady's Finger. I also gathered some puffy looking things from the grasses growing in the field , not sure what they're called. This is the wreath I came up with , everything held up pretty good except the daisy flea bane , but it can be easily replaced , since the field is full of it.


There was another black walnut tree near the creek , so I gathered up a few more nuts.


I've also been picking the newly sprouted dandelion greens this week , freezing a few for winter. Soon I'll be digging the roots to make tincture.


I've also been melting and straining the raw beeswax I bought back in the summer when Curious J and I attended the bee show. Got it cleaned and put in a jar to store.


I've gathered Plantain .........................

and made salve this week ..................


and stripped a quart of rosemary. It's been a busy week , but I have more time to spend on the herbs now that garden season is over and I'm loving spending time outdoors in this weather. I do have a few potatoes that I need to can soon.

Hope your weekend is Wonderful !
~ Peaceful Autumn Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

5 comments:

Jeanne said...

Your wreath is lovely!

edenhills said...

I'm amazed at your knowledge of herb and how to use them. I'd love to hear more about this. Your wreath is beautiful.

Teresa

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Jeanne ~ Thanks !

Hi Teresa ~ I'm not a expert by no means , but I'm learning something new everyday and love it. I'll be posting more info on cleaning the beeswax and making salves on my " Herbal Spirits " blog soon. Will let you know when I post about it. Thank-you for the comment about the wreath. Hope your weekend has been great.

~ Blessings My Friends ~

frugalgravy said...

Wow, you're so busy!!! Good job!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Lovely Beautiful arrangement!

Looking forward to hearing
about the beeswax and salves!

God Bless You and Yours!!!