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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harvesting Hill Country Herbs

It reached the mid 80's today in the hill country. It's time to harvest the chickweed and cleavers I've been admiring and allowing to grow at will before the heat of the sun wilts them down first. I harvested enough chickweed to fill the four trays in my dehydrator. I'm very excited about this as chickweed is a nutrative plant that can feed us inside and out. Once dehydrated, I plan on infusing it into olive oil for a nutrative healing salve and lotion I'm preparing to make. Chickweed is perfect for healing and feeding our skin. I'll be doing the same with cleavers, henbit, calendula and other plants I find on the property. I cannot wait!

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