Masses of violets are all around the house this year.
The azaleas are budding and ready to burst open.
My white peony is budding, too, so it won't be long until it blooms.
This volunteer mullein is looking great. The leaves will be picked in a month or so and kept for respiratory teas when needed.
Be sure and check your gardens for cleavers, aka the velcro weed, for yourself and especially if you have pets. Young dogs love them and they're very beneficial to their health as they cleanse the blood of toxins.
|Read about cleavers here.
Here's our Rat Terrier, Tillie having her tonic (fresh cleavers) for the day. (Yes, Rat Terriers catch mice and rats.)
So, I was grilling burgers with a little friend. We think it's a tree frog. Linking with Eileen at Saturday's Critters.
I've been working on a 6 pound batch of soap this week. I make a basic batch then hand-mill the soap and add oils for fragrance and beneficial properties. This lavender soap is great for it's antiseptic qualities and it smells heavenly.
Have a great weekend y'all!