Depending on when you read this, I will be roasting, eating, rubbing my belly, pooping or enjoying the memories of the pork from our pig roast!
I read something about how the rest of the world calls a spade a spade when it comes to meat. In English we say pork for pig, mutton/lamb for sheep and beef for cow. I think that it had to do with the Normans coming across the Channel and stomping the Saxons in 1066. Pig went to pork from porc, sheep went to mutton from mouton and cow became beef by way of boeuf. Learn something did we?
We have a huge get-together for my Honey’s birthday. This year it may not be so huge, however you never can tell. It seems common courtesy has flown out the door now-a-days. RSVP has no meaning. I’m getting used to it, sadly.
I’ll post a few pix of the mouth watering mess tomorrow. =-)
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Berula erecta – Cut leaf water parsnip
Plantago major – broadleaf plantain or greater plantain
Why you want Plantain: Here are just some of many natural ways to use plantain as medicine, it makes a great addition to DIY skin creams/salves. Plantain soothes & cools & heals burns/sunburns. Plantain draws out the toxins & the stingers from bug bites, bee, wasp & hornet stings & relieves the swelling & pain. Plantain is great for so many skin issues like eczema, impetigo, rashes & reactions to poison ivy/oak. Plantain is also great as an astringent for your face. It is a great addition to your nopoo routine to help heal dandruff & other scalp issues. Plantain contains natural allantoin a phytochemical, & allantoin produces its desirable effects by promoting healthy skin, stimulates new skin cells & healthy tissue growth. Plantain is an anti-inflammatory that kills germs & speeds wound healing.
Maianthemum racemosum – treacleberry or false Solomon’s seal
Schroom, fairy house, toad stool….
Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum – Red Goldenrod Aphid on Goldenrod!
These guys were pretty entertaining… When I got close, all in unison the ‘stood-up’. I know that’s a D-fence thing, as they look like a much larger victim than the predator may have thought.
Hypericum calycinum – Saint Johns wort
It was used to stuff mattresses as it smelled pleasant.
Desmodium glutenosum – Pointed-leaf tick-trefoil
It was quite a large plant.
Swingin’ party on the grape leaf! Bow-chicka-bowwow!
Popillia japonica – Japanese beatles
Hydrangea ‘Invincibell Sprit’
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