Plant medicine, Winter planting & Baked Baking
Never trust a skinny baker! And the best way to get those munchy baking vibes going, and keep my fabulous baker body in perfect doughy and squeezably supple shape is .....
WEED!!!! Home grown ofc
Tincture of Old Man's Beard
I've been making it for over a year now, and I just did up a massive batch again. Myself, my children, and many of my friends have taken this tincture and got better within a couple days. Though like an antibiotic, it's best to keep taking the tincture for a few days after you are feeling better.
1/4 cup chopped fresh or dried herb into a pot with 1/2 cup water
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes until reduced to 1/3 cup
Cool for 5 minutes and pour into mason jar
Add 1/2 cup Vodka and mix well
Screw on lid and let sit for 2 weeks, shaking daily to mix
Strain mixture and transfer to an amber tincture bottle
I got this information from the book "Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada, A Pictorial Manual" by Brenda Jones
Used on a wide range of diseases; as it can kill pathogens without disrupting most gut flora, it's a valuable treatment for many infections, both viral and bacterial.
Effective against Gram-positive bacteria like streptococcus and staphylococcus, as well as pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections, but unlike most antibiotics, it won't disrupt healthy gut flora.
Combats common viral infections such as herpes and Epstein-Barr. It works through the mucous membranes to fight lung and bronchial infections with yellow or green phlegm, and fevers.
Effective both topically and internally against fungal infections like candida, athlete's foot and ringworm, although lifestyle and diet modifications should be made in order to completely eradicate the infections as they are usually hard to get rid of.
Heals wounds, bites and stings, and can help prevent infection.
May be useful in treatment for gastric ulcers
Indigenous peoples in North America consider Old Man's Beard to have a sacred relationship with the trees, helping them fight off infection. (This is why you only harvest it off of DEAD FALL < my own words).
IMPORTANT: AVOID DURING PREGNANCY. MAY IRRITATE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IF TAKEN IN LARGE AMOUNTS.
So now that you know all about this wonderFULL plant, and you have definitely seen it growing, harvest some off of some dead fall and make this tincture. Our Health is Our Responsibility.
Well, I didn't take any photos of all the GARLIC we planted. We planted it in two separate fields. 20 pounds all together. Looking to yield 60-80 pounds of it in the spring.
The planting I did most recently was my Lupins! The previous owners if this land must have found them invasive, or ugly because in the land of the Lupin, there are none on my 34 acres! WTF!!
Lupins seeds need to freeze. This is why I planted them in December! I have a few seed packs I bought in the spring and some that I gathered off of beautiful large plants in the neighbourhood.
Package seeds vs. my foraged ones. Mine are way darker. Interesting.
I spread them around in the 2 locations I want to have a million lupins in. It will take around 3 years for the plants to mature. Every winter I will seed until I am in lupin heaven.
Well, I thought I planted them at the right time, I got them in right as snow and frost seemed like it was going to be here for good, buuuut, Nova Scotia is having the most beautiful winter EVER, unlike the rest of Canada lolol, and well, the snow and frost went away....and yesterday I saw some suspicious shit from the #chickenbitchez...a team of them eating in a line...that looked exactly where I put my seeds!
Oh well, they will poop them out where they want to, probably will end up being the best plants of all :)
Baked Baking AKA: #FoodPorn
Oh God word has really gotten out about my sourdough...I'm making 8 a day now. Also they found out how sexy my buns are, and now I have to make 48 of them daily as well.
The chewy ginger cookies I baked the other day have been a massive hit, I'm on my 3rd batch and they only last a few hours at the stand. They are made with freeze dried ginger provided by @empoweredlife!
The Ultimate Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Delights and Banana spice cake. And some organic lip balm made by my good friend Amy, don't eat that, but you could if you wanted to.
Shortbread season is almost over...
This was an 80$ order that a local artist asked me to put together for a luncheon she was hosting. Large carrot cake, balderson cheddar cheese biscuits, maple and walnut muffins and a banana spice cake.
And if you don't want a whole cake, here's a slice! I never skimp on the cream cheese icing 'cause one of my pet peeves is people that do. What's with their 1/16th of an inch layer of icing, cheap #coonts.
These eyes are a little too clear IMO, so I'm headed off for "it's 420 somewhere" :D
You all have an awesome day! Much Love!!
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Que interesante, me gustaría probar, aunque por acá seguro no consigo esa hierva, yo bebo de el scooby que produce un líquido fermentado llamado kombucha, se hace con té verde y un poco de azúcar se fermenta por 15 días, es muy bueno para la salud, tiene probióticos, tiene un sabor a vino de manzana es muy rico y saludable, y cicatrizante si lo colocas en la piel, pero no se puede tomar mucho, solo una taza dos veces al día, o como refresco un vaso, es muy bueno. Se reproduce muy rápido y se regala los hijos del scooby pero también lo venden en Amazon, pero solo buscar quien tenga en tu país y lo regalan.
Thank you for the information Larry.
En YouTube existe mucha información sobre la kombucha, te la recomiendo es muy rica.
hasta la próxima 👍
Awesome post! That looks like the types of book to have! (with knowledge :D). This is also something i would love doing (my own bread and more :D). Hope to be great like you and achieve those goals someday :D
Oooh "the ultimate chocolate cake", so many options to eat from those pics. Hmmm! 😋
Pass it on 😋,
I don't know how old you are but I didn't start baking until my 30's because I hate measuring and exacting, I just liked to wing it! Life and food preparation. But eventually I changed my stance. There's lots of time for you to do all the things you want <3<3<3 Thanks for your comment Sublimate!
Above that age, changing stances. And need to start applying the few knowledge gathered 🙃
Make my own bread 🥐 . Grow my own food 🌱. Maybe tomatoes 🍅 and 🥔 potatoes 😊
How to amend the soil 🍀. Make compost. etc 🪴
Some stuff i've read about it, but... actually lack practice 😌
Makes me wonder what did i learn while attended school 🤭
It sounds like your future is very bright! Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons. Do you have space to grow food? What kind of soil/land/climate are you dealing with?
Thank you @lynds!. Indeed is good to learn from mistakes :)
Yes!. At the moment i have space. Soil i think it has clay underneath, weeds/grass tend to grow green all the time. Im located in Spain, far from sea, so climate is not very humid, and summers tend to be hot!
Yummy looking #FoodPorn!
How's the new homestead treatin' you, @lynds? Still biking distance from HFX? ✌😎
It's beautiful here in The Cradle of the Nation, but 2.5 hours drive from Hali lol How you been? I met someone known as "crypto Mark" who knows you, he said you were roomies back in the glory days.
Doing well through the last few years of madness. Still not jabbed so that seemed an achievement.
The Cradle of the Nation sounds like a multi day bike ride away... though summer is coming. Will text you if my old bones feel up for it. Only a year away until my Three Score and Ten Warranty expires. 😎
You must mean @knotwork by Crypto Mark. He turned me on to crypto as he was churning out BTC on graphics cards in his room at my place. Moved in a bit down on his luck and moved out as a crypto millionaire. A real crypto good news story.
So glad you've found your home! ✌💛