25.7.15

Wild Daisies





The daisies are almost done blooming now in the small patch of wild flowers I saved from the tractor. Other's like Goat's Beard, Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan have taken their place among the midsummer splendor.  I hand't noticed before living here, but hawkweed seems to bloom all season long.  It's one of our favorites.  I wonder what it's medicinal properties are?

While the daisies were in full bloom, I harvested a bundle for a new herbal soap I wanted to try.  A tea was made from the blossoms and then added to the mix in place of water.  It turned out even better than I could have hoped.  The scent is a sweet smelling mix of sunsine and meadow.  You can find our handmade Wild Daisy Soap  here in our shop.   

And becasue I just can't get enough of these summer flowers, I made a new felt crown with braided woolen ties and a wood button, as well.  It would be so sweet for a mid summer birthday or festival.





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