Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Happy Belated Mother's Day


Dear Friends,

A happy late Mother's Day to all the mothers out there~ I have been very blessed to have a mother who taught me to love the Lord and His natural creations, and who has helped me in so many ways. I only hope that I can do the same for my own children throughout their lives!

I promised to tell you more about honeysuckle, peony, and rose blossoms. They are all wonderful to dry (of course from pesticide-free plants!) and then use as an infusion during the summer months to help keep us cool. Honeysuckle is great for sore throats and colds, and all three types of blossoms are chock-full of antioxidants, which are so important to consume in this day and age! We dry them in our Excalibur dehydrator, or in paper bags, if it is warm enough and not humid. When the weather is hot, you can make a sun tea with them by placing them in a wide mouthed jar, about a handful to two cups of water. We like to serve it chilled, and sweeten with powdered stevia.

We've just uploaded another video about the edibles/medicinals in our yard, and once you stop laughing at how our faces are frozen on the preview, we hope that you learn something new from it. :)

Till next time, dear friends,

Love,

Marqueta



9 comments:

  1. Oh lovely Marqueta! I have learned so much from you! I think it's wonderful we both did a blog post on roses! I just discovered their wonderfulness ~ Thank you for letting me know about aspen leaves - now I am going to go and look for some and dry! THANK YOU! I pray you are having a lovely week and that Mother's Day was a wonderful day for you!

    Love,
    Emily Fay

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  2. Great Video!! I am loving the backyard education :) Happy Mothers Day Marqueta ~Love Heather

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  3. Good job, Audrey and Tasha, on the photography for the videos.

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  4. Happy belated Mother's day to a wonderful mother. I always picture you surrounded by your children, reading and loving on them xox Clarice

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  5. I love watching these....thanks for sharing...blessings to all.

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  6. Happy belated Mother's Day, Marqueta! From what I see on your blog, you are a fine mother. Thank you for another tutorial. I am learning a lot. BTW, I love your skirt.

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  7. I love the post, dear mother! ♥

    Have a nice day!

    Love,

    Audry~

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  8. I was just riveted to your lesson. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with all of us Marqueta! :)

    Feliz Dia de las Madres...estoy segura que lo pasastes bien rodeada de todos tus ninos.

    Felicidades :D

    m.

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  9. Fun, fun! Won't be long until I will have "weeds" underfoot again! :) Thanks for sharing your knowledge! And your camera "man" is doing a great job!!

    Love,
    Lynn

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