Nothing much has happend for a couple of days since we have had non-stop rain. We have been doing more cleaning up and sorting out of junk. And going around in my head, I’m thinking, I know it’s only July but if I don’t sit down and start to plan the next Curriculum September is going to be here in a flash.
A, my second oldest, who is only six, and very much a boys boy has fallen in love with finger knitting, he loves it. He will sit in the school room (I don’t like to call it that but I haven’t thought up of a good name for the room yet, any suggestions will be gratefully received) with his finger knitting whilst listening to music.
I found online someone else who had a son doing the same thing, so they came up with an idea of joining the ends together, and using a hula hoop as a frame and some rope that criss-crosses through the middle, the finger knitting can then be woven to make a spiral place mat.
On one of the evening when it had stopped raining for a short time we managed to go out and collect and sort out some fire wood for seasoning.
This pile is ready to be cut in to smaller chunks, piled and ready to be seasoned for fire wood.
The smaller branches and leaves are separated from the larger logs ready to be shredded and made in to our own mulch compost.
Whilst I was taking photos of all of this I looked down on the ground and to my amazement I saw an abundance of Herb Robert
This little ‘weed’ as some people see it is an amazing little plant herb, and it grows wildly free for us to use. It is a little miracle plant and it contains something called Geranium, which is also found in Ginseng, Goji Berry seeds, Shiitake mushrooms, it is anti cancerous and anti tumour, it allows more oxygen to enter our cells, it has a special element called Ellagic Acid that also helps bust cancer and tumours. It would be the same as Ginseng for energy and you can make tea from it and use the water as an eye wash for infections. It is an adaptogen, so if you have high or low blood pressure it can stabilize it. It helps to regulate cholesterol, blood sugar and is great for the immune system and reduces radiation in the body. All in all a powerful little plant wouldn’t you say?
We have noticed that some of our plants have become water scorched from all the rain we have been having.
But at least we still have good strawberries!!
R had collected lots of large pebbles, painted them like strawberries and placed them around the strawberry patch, supposedly the birds would try to peck at these and give up and won’t return to the same place. Has it worked? Possible… it is those darn slugs we have a problem with, but every time we incorporate something new into the garden to make it better the number of slugs seem to reduce, it is only our second year of a fruit and veg garden and it is getting better all the time.