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This week is the letter H.
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~*~*~*~Did I ever mention that I found my handy-dandy list of ideas for this A to Z meme? I did, I did! And I was so relieved! Especially with some of these "harder" letters, like the letter H. LoL.
Here's something I bet most of you didn't know about me and my family...
hardly ever go to the doctor. Not because we don't get sick--we do, but we choose to deal with things differently.
We use herbs, and have ever since my oldest (who will be 21 this winter!) was a baby and came down with a cold. As a new mom, a baby with a cold is scary. As an experienced mom holding baby #5, a baby with a cold can be scary.
Yup, we've been using herbs for 20 years, have had fantastic results, and are very happy with our decision. So I decided it was time to come out of the closet and share this side of me since it's one I've done a ton of studying in--book studying and hands on experimenting and using. *grin*
herbs that find their way into my home for use. The one above is a great example. Plantain is all through many yards and I hear people complain about it all the time, but it's one of those herbs I use A LOT.
To the left is Mullein. It grows along roadways, is very tall and can ugly, especially later in the season. The top has an area of small yellow flowers whose use is completely different than the leaves.
This Mullein plant was in my yard and we left it be--makes it easier to harvest if I wanted some fresh herbs.
But a fun thing about Yarrow is that many people, my mom included, put Yarrow in their flower beds. Here's how you might know it better, by it's delicate, lacy flowers...
Herbs are something that have been a part of my life for 20 years, and I'm so thankful. Our family has been much healthier as a result and it's kept us out of the doctor's office many, many times. (That said, let me also say there are times when going to the doctor is absolutely necessary! I am NOT against doctors at all. I'm very thankful for them and their knowledge!)
So tell me, have you ever used herbs?
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