Anise Hyssop that I grew and dried for use in a Polysporin-type ointment which is on my list to make very soon.
There was a bit more sock knitting. This pattern was free on ravelry by Susan B. Anderson called How I Make My Socks. The stripes match on these, horrors. ;)
Back in July when my sisters were visiting we went through Bulls Gap, Tenn. and stopped at Yoder's Country Market.
|First of Good Fences meme photo|
We've lived on our little farm for 23 years this summer and have had loads of fun along with lots of work during that time. Two of the things I've enjoyed the most here are the herbs that I grew and foraged and used for flavorings, food and medicine and the time in the evenings when I've been able to knit.
And I've always thought it would be cool to have a yarn bowl that I could use when knitting so when I saw that my blogger friend Kathy had gotten a custom made one from a potter who sells on Etsy, I knew I wanted to do the same. This was a birthday present from Goodman, and I'm thrilled to have it.
It's not just a yarn bowl though, it's a keepsake of memories from our farm. In this view there's a depiction of Butterfly Weed that grows wild in our pasture. It's also called pleurisy root, and mentioned here.
There are two Black Walnut trees on the property, and I've posted about them and what we did with them here and here.
Pokeberries grow all over the place, and while leaving lots of them for the birds to eat, I posted about dyeing yarn with them here.
Blackberries have been a tasty part of our lives, posted about here and here. We plan to down-size someday and move to a smaller acreage, but the bowl of farm memories will go along with us. ;)
Back in the spring I took cuttings from my hydrangea bushes, dipped them in rooting hormone and planted them in old plastic pots...
They've grown fairly well even though we've had a blisteringly hot summer. I'll be planting them as soon as the weather cools a bit.
Lastly, a view of the John Sevier Plantation Home historical site in Knoxville, Tenn.