I haven't been on here much lately to update everyone with pictures and stories of what is happening on the farm. Just over a week ago I found out that my daughter Isabel had active Lymes.We noticed something was up when she had a mild fever for a couple days and was very sleepy than a butterfly rash appeared. She has been on antibiotics for a little over a week now and is feeling much better. The ticks have been really bad this year! Seems like we are finding ticks on someone almost every day. I am working on find a good diy all natural tick repellent and will share it with you after we test it out. During the past few weeks we have been slowly working on our garden that will hold our farm sign. I thought I would share some pictures of our progress so far. There are more things to be planted and a farm sign to be placed.
So what do you think of the garden so far?
Spring is around the corner and its time to start planning our gardens
and this year we are going to be planting one special for dyeing our fibers :)
I am so inspired by all the colors that are found in nature and am really looking forward to learning more about making natural dyes. I found the book below at our local library and it is a wonderful book to learn about natual dyes.
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This is one of my favorite colors right now. It is so pretty :)
This Lovely photo is from ecological artist check out her hollyhock dye experiment post here
Some of the plants that we will be planting
The book even breaks it down to what season to harvest the plants. There are also several things that can already be found on our land that we will be able to use for dye this year. Like Black Walnuts, Sumac, Blue Elderberry, Biden & Showy Goldenrod.
Do you have any dye experiences you would like to share? If you have a dye garden what plants do you have in yours?
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