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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Farm Humor

                                         I looked out one morning to see this.
                                         Is this a stick-up?
                                         I can tell it's you, Emily.

Proverbs 27:27  "And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wildcrafting Herbs

  The early summer-like weather brought up a lot of wild herbs in the garden area. It was too early to plant anything so we got to see all of the useful plants that showed up. I've been able to harvest shepherd's purse, plantain, dandelion, and chickweed. There is also yellow dock, but I will let it grow for a while so the roots are bigger. I love finding the herbs in the garden area because it is fenced off from the animals and, of course, chemical-free. The comfrey is doing very well and already has flowers ready to bloom. I've been able to give starts of lemon balm, peppermint, tansy, and oregano. When looking in the woods the other day I spotted what appears to be wild yam. I will be checking that out again and positively identifying the plant before digging up some of the root.
"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man...." Psalm104:14

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Future of Farming

.....and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks.....Isaiah 2:4.