So, just to update what is where:
On 5/29, I had made blueberry syrup. A simple syrup that I squeezed blueberries into. Very sugary, but a good sweetener for other drinks.
I also set two 1/2 gallon batches of kombucha down 5/29 (I really need to label them next time!) Now, I got the SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Biotic Yeast) from my Whole Living class. The one I received was huge-made in a gallon jar. I cut it in half horizontally and hoped for the best (nasty thing it was too!) The younger one from the top went well, I wasnt worried about it. The older one though I was worried about as it sunk sideways and hasnt fully righted itself. Nonetheless, I just had some out of it, and it was yummy. I tried a glass with the blueberry syrup and it was delicious. Now to take it out and reset the batch this weekend….
Last Thursday we got cabbage from the CSA. I tried my hand at kraut. Sliced into ribbons, pounded with a spoon, put into a 1/2 gallon jar layered with salt and let it sit. The cabbage was below the juice line, so I thought all would be well. Today I checked on it and there is white mold on top. I use “phone a friend” to see if its salvageable.
I have oils brewing for Chickweed, Calendula, St. Johns wort (I believe, need to identify when strained…) and Mullein which I’m going to make into a triple oleate for earaches; Borage, Chive Flower and Nettle vinegars; as well as tinctures of Catnip, Lemon Balm, Yarrow and Elderberry. The above picture is from the oils, vinegars and tinctures laid down during the Whole Living Class. I have more laid down
I’ve transplanted several baby red shiso from 1 plant I got last year and thought dead. I’ve planted parsley, lemon balm, cinnamon basil and another fruity smelling mint. I’ve grown from seed: lemon cucumber, calendula, hyssop, hibiscus, white sage (1 poor widdle seedling….) nasturtium, red shiso (planted before I found my lawn rogues-and tons grew!), all heal, marshmallow and mugwort.
I made a rosemary infused oil for a friend, need to make more sugar scrub for moms…its amazing how easy these things are to make!
Made more recently: the large one is a tincture of lemon balm picked from my sister in laws house (and a whole 1.75 ltr. of Vodka!). Smaller one is Comfrey stewing in Olive Oil for salves further on. The little one is Chive flowers brewing in white vinegar. I have a friend to thank for that one-I had my husband sniff it and it’s all garlicy smelling 😀
This post has been in the works for a few weeks, the delay was due to pictures.
I will be updating more frequently! Until then, I can’t help but say in the words of Susun Weed: “Green Blessings!”