The heat of summer has not tapered one bit in our area. I’ve spent most of my time harvesting still.. comfrey, rose petals, feverfew, and mugwort. The comfrey was seriously getting out of hand and so it looks like I will be making some more periwinkle balm soon. I made another batch of hemorrhoid ointment for a coworker – the life of a hedge witch is just so glamorous.. but she says it works well, and I try never to turn away a friend in need. We all deserve a happy bum, right? I finally got around to chopping up the huge mass of mint and lavender that my favorite introvert gifted me.. all hail the lavender cookies to come. I might even have to make an early batch after having fondled it, it just smells so good.
It’s been a week or so of surprises as well.. Blau sent me some wonderful gemstones to work with and Heron gifted me an awesome bit of mandrake root (as well as some tincture for, um, personal use.. and Heron, thank you again). Sometimes I think we tend to forget the quiet bounty of our life’s friendships when faced with the louder call of daily responsibilities. I am always thankful to have so many such amazing souls cross my path. Soon I will trek back to the ocean and spend some time with Walking Bear.. I think it has been too long.