We were visited by the Wiedmann family today plus my daughter Raina. Claire, Jason, Lucas, Anna, Mark and Raina helped by watering the "third grade garden" where we have cucumbers, parsley and strawberries. Jason was in third grade last year so he remembered eating those strawberries with yogurt on the last day of gardening class. Then they helped to collect calendula flowers and put them in the jar of olive oil that is then warmed by the sun. The warmth of the sun infuses the healing essences of the calendula into the oil, which can then be made into a healing calendula cream.
Wednesday will be a special day because we will be harvesting honey!! If anyone reading this blog would like to come and help, we are starting at 8:15 am. Please feel free to join us. It is fun, educational and tasty!
Hot peppers going to be dehydrated and made into hot pepper flakes
Stirring the hot jam
Anna, Lucas and Jason collect calendula flowers
A calendula flower floating in the olive oil
Claire, Mark, Lucas, Anna, Jason and Raina water the 3rd grade garden
Anna waters strawberry plants