Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Herbs!

Summer is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest- finally! Now, all of the sudden, my garden has taken off and I am harvesting my herbs, YES! already-isn't that crazy?! I was afraid they would all flower before I got the chance. So, my daughter and I bundled up Parsley, Sage, Oregano and Thyme... sounds like a song I know- Simon and Garfunkel anyone?! My husband started singing and changing the words to tease us last night while we sat on the porch swing and readied the green bundles to hang for drying.

I thought we would dry them and make Christmas gifts this year. Some sort of herb blend bundled in homemade calico pouches. Doesn't that sound homey and wonderful? I might try my hand and making an herbal tea too. Blending Lemon Balm, Chamomile, and Lavender.

There really is nothing like partaking in the harvest and bounty the Lord has blessed us with. It gives me good feelings to know I have worked with my hands, tilled the soil, planted, harvested and enjoyed the bounty. It also tastes the best too!
Thank you sweet Lord for blessing me with creativity to use what you have given to glorify You and bless those around me. My desire is to be a good steward of your goodness to us! Amen

3 comments:

My Arts Desire said...

Wonderful post. Especially like the gratitude part...such a touching reminder that ALL we have comes from Him. When we forget this it's not long before we're heading for the "Bridge Over Troubled Water"....

Sorry. Couldn't resist the Simon and Garfunkle theme...

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

I am sure the aroma is amazing on your porch :) Yes, I agree! I am trying to enjoy all of God's bounty this summer. We go to the farmers market every week and the kids are covered with fresh cherry juice while they dance to the live band... I am so thankful to God for such lovely summertime memories.
blessings and hugs,
amy :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

They look lovely - I dried a lot of mine a few weeks ago and they are now sitting in their jars - what are you going to make with yours?