Saturday, May 23, 2009

We found a foster mom for Miss Piggy's kitten.
Bottle feeding her was not as bad as bottle feeding 5 puppies.
But the puppies had their mom to go back to.
Everyone needs a mom.
A man came by today to get a key made and said
"Did you know there are a herd of deer in your yard"?
I told him they come here every day and he said
"Well I never seen such a thing I am from the city".
He just stood and stared for a long time probably thinking of hunting season and where he can fill his tag real easy.
I made some Herbal oils and tinctures.
I used small jelly jars, some people use quart jars but for my use Jelly jars are good.
I made Cramp Bark oil, and a combination of Comprey, Calendula, Plantain and St Johnswort.
They will be made into salves in six weeks.
The tinctures are Cramp Bark, Raspberry leaf, And St Johnswort.
You start with the herb 1/2 jar for dry full jar for fresh.

Then for oils you pour olive oil over the herb and make sure it is all in the oil and cover it with cheese cloth.
For several weeks you check and poke down any herbs that come out of the oil.
After six weeks you strain the herb out and make a salve.
For the tinctures I pour vodka over it and close the jar and shake it, then sake it daily for several weeks.
At the end of six weeks you strain the herb out and bottle it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It has been a bad week around here.
Our beautiful Miss Piggy had one kitten and it seemed like there were more but she did not deliver any.
We could not get a Vet because they were all out with the farm animals.
Willona called every Vet for miles around.
She died. We are feeding the kitten and looking for a foster mom.
Then I got a tick I pulled it off but the spot got a big red bulge and I had to go to the Dr today and have the head removed and now on antibiotics.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I have been looking around in our yard for herbs. I have found many.
I found this one but I do not have any idea what it is.
It is fern like but very small.
Any idea's?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

If you do not want to get the swine flu don't do this.
It is still raining we never get this much rain.
I love it.
Went out to check things out and found the deer.
They don't even care that I am there. Now they are more interested in some thing over there than me.

Yes Some thing is going on probably a car coming.
The want to see if they know the people.
Now they are going to the river they still don't care if I am following them.
Now if I get beat up by a deer you know why.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It rained today it was nice for a while, nice to walk around in it.
Then it got cold.
I thought I should take photo's of Willona's garden.
She sure has worked hard.
It is nice to see spring again.