Calendula Infused Oil
I gathered organic calendula petals way back in July and infused them in an olive oil base.
Yesterday I mixed the strained oil with...
Natural beeswax, lavender oil, and vitamin E
...the above ingredients and made...
Calendula salve is good for a plethora of ailments.
Diaper rash, chapped lips, scrapes, scratches, rashes, etc.
I have some at my bedside table for soft nighttime lips and chapped hands.
You can do what you want with yours!
Internet searches show this sells for up to $12.99 for an ounce.
I made 6 4oz jars for under $5.00
Pear & Ginger preserves and Spiced Cranberries
I am attending a homemade/handmade swap this Sunday and wanted to add a few specialty items to my plethora of goodies I am swapping.
The pears were perfectly ripe (see photo below) at the farmers market on Saturday, along with the 1st of the locally grown cranberries.
Small batch preserving is right up my alley, as I am not one to go through 12 jars of any one kind of jam in a years time.
The Spiced Cranberries will be perfect served over a block of cream cheese during holiday entertaining.
Perfect to bring as a hostess gift, too!
He's getting a bit on in age, and spends most of his days sleeping on a cushioned dining room chair.
Farmboy cutting soap
I am in the process of refurbishing my handmade soap supply, and since I could not cut/draw a straight line if my life depended on it, I have to have Pete hand cut all my soaps.
Farmers market haul
Apples, pears, cranberries...oh, my!
Honey Crisp apples
A favorite around here, tho I must confess that apples give me a stomach ache.
I will eat 1/2 an apple or a small glass of cider, but that's all I can tolerate.
Winter Tea Blends
Some of the ingredients I harvested myself, and some were purchased thru Mountain Rose Herbs.
I am drinking a cup of the Nourishing Infusion even now...
So that's the update from around here.
I pray all is well with you and yours...
In Christ alone,
PS...I hope you don't mind, but I increased the size of my blog's font. I have a hard enough time reading some of the smaller fonts, and this way anyone else that has that problem won't have it while reading over here!