Well, I haven’t kept up with my blogs but now that school is back in session, I may have more time to get back in to the swing of things. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures from this summers work! I have still been working! I have also listed some items on Etsy as well as eBay for sale, check them out!
At Blue Fox Farms, LLC we specialize in growing and harvesting the healing herbs that are used in many ways by those herbalers out there!
We want to explore all of the recipes that we have found in books and Pinterest, test their uses and see how they work, whether alone or in combination with other herbs.
We have started sign ups for classes which we will offer once a month through September. I will host the first session in June, which will include an identification field walk and ending with each person taking their own infusion home with them to continue creating/finalizing at home! If you are interested in joining us for the June session, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to host a session and bring friends for a fun and educational time, email us and we will set up a time. If you host, you will go home with a beginners basket of multiple samples of our dried herbs.
Hope to see you all soon!
Ahem, ‘kissing cousin’ was misidentified….oops! it is actually Rumex obtusifolius or bitter dock,broad-leaved dock, bluntleaf dock, dock leaf or butter dock and is also edible! Fresh leaves, dried root all edible with
Leaves of the plant can be used as salad, to prepare a vegetable broth or to be cooked like spinach. They contain oxalic acid which can be hazardous if consumed in large quantities. Dried seeds are used as a spice. In Romania, the leaves are sometimes used as an alternative to other plants in the making of sarmale. A tea prepared from the root was thought to cure boils. all per Wikipedia!
Everything is growing like crazy! Burdock root is very popular and this is the time to dig it as well as the dandelion root!
We have lots of growth on our yarrow over the past week!