Thanks for all your lovely comments about my last post. The worst part of my status with my ex-husband is being uneasy posting anything or letting anyone know that we are going to be out of town and our house is going to be empty. Yes, I know, unfortunate, moving on. The girls and I were gone this past Saturday through today, Monday. Only about an hour away, but familiar territory was needed for the first official single mother vacation (wow, that’s another post), but the girls had a pool, I had a book and we saw scenes like this:
In the meantime, I have seven more days of vacation at home, which is why I plan on getting myself organized and prioritized as mentioned before. Seven more days! No work! Seven more days! Did I say seven more days? So I’ve come home to beans harvested from the garden and snapped for me (thank you Grandmom) and my most appreciated plant that I got this year, the aloe plant. Because when you come home from the weekend looking like this…….
the first thing you want is a slather of this.
So in answer to Camie’s question. This would be the only medicinal plant I planted this year, but my interest has been piqued. Since the vegetables seemed to be such an investment in time and stress, I am going to minimize them next year. After all we have expert farmers just down the road. What I would like to focus on next year is expanding my herb base beyond the kitchen basics to add some more medicinal and aromatic herbs and plants to encourage my growing love of natural cleaning and care of our bodies and home. So looks like I may have some education and research to focus on this winter. If anyone has any resources they would like to recommend, please, do share!