What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A trip around the herb 'garden'

I use the term 'garden' loosely here, since I am no where near the someday place I envision.

There is....

oregano, chives, thyme, lemon balm, chamomile, a bit of dill, sage, the most luscious lemon verbena you have ever smelled, hyssop, lavender, rosemary, basil and of course, plenty of mint.

Not a day goes by where something is not either being dried or plucked by stubby, chubby fingers by the handful upon Mama's request.

What is so lovely about herbs is that the more they are used, the more they thank you with bounty. So I am never afraid to use them. In fact, my lavender has given me FOUR (so far) new growth periods this year because I keep cutting all the buds to dry!

Many of my herbs are in pots and I bring them in during the winter months to enjoy fresh herbs all year long; they do surprisingly well, only whimpering for warm sunshine around midmarch/april....just about the time they can be put back outside. But I do hope someday, to have a garden like this:

(forewarning: video is narrated in Japanese. But who needs words, anyway?)

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