Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Time to Harvest some Comfrey and Plantain

Today,  I harvested plantain and comfrey,  chopped them up and started some tea and tinctures.  The top photos refer to the comfrey not the plantain.

80 proof vodka for the tincture.

The tincture will be a good topical remedy for acne.

The comfrey tea, made with water, will be used to fertilize my garden in a few weeks.  It is high in nitrogen.

This is the plantain tea in the making.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Back Yard Garden

My grandson's favorite tea is nettle tea.  I am happy to announce that I have found a stinging nettle plant in my back yard.  I am going to allow it to grow so I can eventually make stinging nettle soup.  Perhaps next year.

And the comfrey is coming along nicely this year.

Below is a different variety of comfrey with blue flowers, a gift from my sister this spring.

Below is some Russian sage that survived.  I planted it two years ago.

The grass is really a problem ..I am afraid to pull it for fear of killing the sage.

I planted some beets and also some sunflowers, again.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Garlic Mustard has Invaded

I was curious as to what this white wild flower was.  It did remind me of something and after a fellow traveler on the outlet trail told me, I realized it does resemble mustard.  When smushed in your fingers it smells garlicky.  The travelers on the trail were from Michigan and they had dealt with it on their property with the help of the University of Michigan.   It is very invasive and actually poisons the soil so that nothing else will grow there.  It is called garlic mustard. Alliaria Petiolata, native to Europe and Scandinavia and Morroco

I could not find it in the wild flowers of nys reference.  It can be made into pesto and is one of the oldest known spices.  I used the pesto recipe in the link with some Allairia Petiolata from my own back yard.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

KKK in the Finger Lakes in the Twenties

I think this is intesting mainly because it only talks about the twenties.  What about the fifties and sixties and the present?  Is there another video about more recent activity?  Young people in the fifties and sixties are now older and still alive so their membership is a secret.  People are really into geneology and their grandparents ancestors.  The Clansmen of the twenties are no longer active but  their descendants as clanspeople might still be secretly active.  My grandparents were racist and it would not surprise me if they were members.  I often suspect people who name their children with k names of clan membership.

Should I delete my blog?

I am thinking about deleting my entire blog and perhaps ceasing to blog entirely.  I documented my illness with crazy perception blog entries and it is embarrassing.  I have over 111 thousand views but not many comments. All I would have to do is go to settings and other and delete.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Windmill

I have been trying very hard not to spend money and have done well for months.  I pass by a place called The Windmill each Saturday enroute to the dump.  Today I stopped at there and did spend some money.  I had to support a woman who sews beautiful casual dresses and tops.  (Stacy Kate designs) She dyes the material as well. At another vendor, Bambooshay Boutique I had a coupon that gave me fifty percent off a pair of lightweight casual pants and I bought a purse for twenty nine dollars, leather.(House of Leather)  The purse has an odd strap and I might take it to her shop in Branchport for her to make me a longer one that is engineered better or I may just accept it the way it is.

The Windmill is the place to be in Yates county on Saturday during the spring summer and fall.  People come out in droves to shop and eat.  You can buy all kinds of handcrafted items.  There are multiple buildings and lots of booths.  I could not stay long as I spent about 60 dollars in the half hour that I was there. It is best for me to just drive by!

white wildflowers

I was out into the forest the other day when the leaves were budding and noticed some interesting white wildflowers.  I have not been able to identify them as of yet.