Hop Blossoms and Dragonfly Wings
A few pictures from the last two days:
The boys helped me pick hops this afternoon, which we will dry for tea. Â Usually, we pick them for brewing beer, but I’m told a few blossoms steeped in hot water with a little honey makes a very soothing bedtime tea, so we are going to try it this winter.
Baking sesame-oat and shredded-wheat spelt breads yesterday so the kids could have a snack before derby scrimmage.
My ankle swells very quickly, and I spent a lot of time with my foot propped up, reading to the children and knitting Christmas presents. Â Dragonfly WingsÂ is off the needles, but still needs to be blocked. Â I enjoyed this pattern very much – it was easy and quick to knit. Â Looking forward to see how it blocks up.
Before the weather gets too cold and the comfrey dies back, I have begun collecting the leaves to dry, in order to make a batch of comfrey-rosemary salve.
More soon, including a recipe for the comfrey salve.