|September is the month of the Harvest Moon.|
|Lynn in the Pine Nursery|
Lynn took me for a walk around the Goolsby's Pool, telling me the history of the Mill that used to operate there. We walked on and beside the old road where the farmers drove their wagons, and even stood on the spot where the Mill was located.
When you are back in the woods, and the mind is quiet and a soft wind just might be blowin on a cool Autumn afternoon, I just wonder if one could hear, you know, if they listened real careful like, the soft jingling of harnesses, the wagon driver humming "Amazing Grace" and the sweet gentle flavors of a simpler time?
I will let you go to YouTube to listen about old man Goolsby and the history of the Pool.
You can hear the song Goolsby's Pool at
"YouTube Adler & Hearne "Goolsby's Pool".
Lemon Basil Jelly
All right now, let me go put some water on to boil. I will grab the camera and let's go get some Lemon Basil out of the garden. Then we will get started on the herbal jelly recipe I promised. This time we will be making Lemon Basil Jelly! Now, don't you go turning your nose up at my jelly! You are going to be so surprised when you realize this jelly tastes just like an old-fashioned lemon drop candy!
|Lemon Basil (Ocimum × citriodorum)|
Basil is one of the plants that volunteers
to come up in the garden year
5) I add another step and process the little jelly jars in simmering water for 5 minutes. Then place on a rack to cool.....I love the sound of the little jars going "ping" when they seal. Making jelly is so much fun!
|Groomingdale's Pet Salon|
Sulphur Springs, Texas
|Jack the Cat|
Today, Sandra is down with a miserable stomach virus. Which reminds me, to remind you, if you have purchased Elderberry Syrup from me at Farmer's Market, you really need to be taking the 2 Tbls. maintenance dose daily! If you do get to feeling badly, take 2 Tbls. every 4 hours. Oh, and for those of you that I have not told about Elderberry Syrup's awesome flu fighting capabilities, well, we will just have to Blog about that won't we! ? ! Or stop by my booth at the Winnsboro's Farmer's Market on Saturdays.
In case of nausea, a good thing to keep in the freezer is ice cubes made from ginger tea or simmered ginger slices. (About a 1" piece ginger in 2 c. water, simmered for 20 minutes.) The ice cubes should be crushed so that they can be sucked on. When the patient is feeling up to eating, and don't rush eating, chicken broth, watery jello, soda crackers are good choices. If they have had diarrhea, unspiced rice pudding and smashed banana are good bets. Remember the acronym, BRAT which stands for for bananas, applesauce, rice and toast. BRATT, all the above plus tea (very weak), BRATTY, all the above plus the tea and yogurt.
Stay healthy. Until next time, remember Life is a journey not a destination.
P.S. The Native Plant Society of Texas Winnsboro Chapter will be meeting this Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 pm. Our meeting place is still Art & Espresso on Market St. There should be a speaker and the talk should be very informative and interesting. Please come join us and learn more about the native plants of Texas!
|Sun setting through smoke|