Update for July 1-2

Update for July 1-2

Hey, all

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

We are at the point of the summer where we are so busy that all of our list of seasonal aspirations seem a bit daunting and winter preparation slightly looming. Ah well. As long as we find time to resheath and side our house, replace all of our windows, make an office space and guest room, harvest and process mushrooms and plants in their prime, and a couple of other little things like that, we should be ready to start cutting firewood on time!

We also need a little break, because doing all of this with a pair of 3 year-olds and little outside help is exhausting, so I am planting the last microgreens before we head to upstate New York and Vermont for a week

Sorry, but no mushrooms this week. We haven’t found any big patches of chanterelles (yet) or anything else wildly appealing and are off with our shiitakes. We’ll try to have some for you before we leave.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

I used the last of our wild beeswax in a creamed salve I’ve been working on for a while. “Witch flower skin food” is made with slowly infused oils of witch hazel, knotweed, rose, chamomile, lavender, chickweed, and forsythia with a strong tea of chamomile, lavender, witch hazel, and oats whipped in, and emulsified with our wild wax. It is designed to be soothing and nourishing for general skin health.

Wild wax!

I really need to find time before market to render some more honeymoon wax and make new batches of itch-ease and wound salves because we are currently out, but no promises.

Microgreens this week are:

Spicy mix
Colorful mix

We will be leaving on the 12th and returning on the 21st and replanting the day we get back, but there will still be a lag before we have anything ready. I will keep you posted.

Please order by Wednesday for pickup at the Thursday market in Cumberland or for free home delivery on Friday.


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