Monday, June 23, 2014

Rainy Day Post

I'd like to be outside working in the yard right now but it is raining buckets out there. We have had so much rain lately! Yard work will have to wait. 

The herbalism classes I attended over the weekend were a lot of fun! Our teacher, Sasha Daucus, is such a neat person and I came away from the experience with a wealth of new information.

Herbal remedies made in class.

A glimpse of the coursework. 

Group photo of the Herbal Studies class.

The woman who hosted the class, Gloria Scarlet, gifted me some plant starts from her herb garden. I gladly accepted them, but as you know if you read this blog, my garden bed didn't work out due to it being full of poisonous plants. I enlisted the help of the husband and we are in the process of digging up a new herb garden bed in the front yard. If it ever quits raining I'll be able to share photos of our progress. I did get one cute snap of Mark digging out the parameter of the bed. :D

Working hard in the yard.

To add insult to injury, the garden space we worked so hard to clear out last month (the one that gave me poison sumac) yeah, it is already flourishing with new weeds, vines and poisonous plants again. *sigh* Of course I'm afraid to go near it, so this photo is taken from the upper deck. 

Frustrating to say the least.

Ok, so that's where we are with the plant situation right now. I'll get some better photos up once we make some more progress. 

We have a lot of fun things coming up this week. Tomorrow from 7:00pm-8:00pm on the Northeast side of Phelps Grove Park join Deva Kaur for POP-UP Kundalini Yoga...AWAKEN! Wednesday is the Ozark Downtown Farmers Market from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Thursday from 6:30pm-8:00pm is a Kirtan at Circle On The Square hosted by Beth Spindler and Friday kicks off the weekend long celebration at the Finley River Park called The Sertoma Duck Race. All kinds of activities will be happening at the park this weekend from live music, a car show, beard contest, the duck race, etc. On Saturday night when it gets dark (around 9:30pm), the grande finale will be the fireworks show! Also on Saturday, but unrelated to the events at the park, is the Springfield Area Herb Society Wild Edible Walks with Bo Brown. The group will meet at the commuter parking lot at highway 65 and Evans Road. At 9:45am we will carpool to Busiek State Park for the walk. The fee is $8.00. 

Whew! A busy week following the Summer Solstice! To keep you cool during all this activity why not try staying hydrated with some infused water. The following are fun combinations to keep your whistle wet all summer long! Just slightly pinch the leaves and berries to diffuse the flavor before adding to a glass of water. Sip & Savor. 

~ Love & Light ~

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