Here I stand giddy with anticipation for the adventure of learning about healing in my own backyard. I was thrilled to learn that the author has her farm nearby and I will be looking for opportunities to learn from her in the future if possible.
I recently read about plantain and gathered some to have on hand if needed. Just yesterday, my son was stung by a wasp and my husband brought him in knowing that I would have something to help. I hesitantly chewed up a plantain leaf I had drying and applied it to his thumb. He quickly stopped crying. As my husband watched him to be sure he was not having any allergic reactions, I collected a couple more leaves and ground them up in my mortar with calendula oil to spread on his thumb. After awhile, he was eager to get up and go back outside so we collected some mud and spread it on just for save measure since this was all new to me. By the end of the day he had only a small puncture where earlier he had some swelling and redness surrounding the wound. This was certainly a delight and affirmation for this mother who has juggled with the idea to pursue more healing knowledge.
Here I stand with fresh from the garden, green beans about to be dehydrated along with some banana slices for future eating. Our plants are being devoured by spiky, yellow worms so I am not sure how much more we will get to harvest. It seems the more attention we give our garden the more attention the wildlife and bugs give it too.
And here he stands, my boy, who wants to have some fun like his Mama. He is delighted to have a turn with the camera and I am thrilled with his interest to look at things in a different way.
Here I stand choosing green "ice cream" of spinach, pineapple, banana, orange concentrate and ice as an example to my family that healthy eating can be fun and tasty too!
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