Today I went back to my online herbal schooling and started working again on my Materia Medica. I cannot begin to tell you the breath of fresh air pumped into my very heart and soul working again on my studies!!! Oh, it's just so exciting. I suppose the real motivational factor in all of this was a walk I took yesterday morning. Everywhere I looked I saw wild herbs! The violets were in bloom and I could not contain myself. I came back into the house with a sackful of beautiful violet blooms and leaves for tea making. The dandelions are blooming and with the rain we had yesterday afternoon I will, here in a few moments, be going outside to dig up roots. I try each year to dig dandelion roots after a big rain. You cannot imagine how much easier it is to dig them up out of the ground and how much more of the root you can get if you do it this way. Messy . . . yes, but it's worth it. So, I'm beginning, at last, to get a handle on things. I've also decided that I will be blogging each Wednesday and IF I have the opportunity, even more often than that - but at this point Wednesdays for sure.
My work at the retail store is still fulfilling and I'm finally adjusting to the odd hours and the mixed-up type scheduling. It takes me a lot longer to adapt to change now than it used to but I still can and that's what's important!
Tomorrow I need to transplant all my cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli seedlings and probably some of the tomatoes. Everything is growing fairly well except for my peppers. I don't know about them. I'm going to give them another week and then if they are not up I'll have to call it a bust and hit the farm market for plants when it warms up.
I put country-style ribs in the crockpot this morning to tenderize before I bake them in the oven with barbecue sauce. Oh, this is so, so good!! I've made some deviled eggs and will fix us a baked potato with sour cream and chives, and well . . . heaven on a plate! What can I say!!
As I stand looking out my window feeling a great thankfulness I notice 2 Buffelhead Ducks diving under the water and what looks to be 2 Mallard Ducks over by the lake bank. The sight in and of itself is inspiring. I'm filled with gratitude!
May I add one more thing? On this Good Friday, remember our Christ who died for us.