If you have children, you have ouchies. It's inevitable. We have the usual first aid creams in our cabinet but I also like to have a natural herbal ointment on hand for cuts and scrapes. The ointment is made by heating almond oil in a pot before adding comfrey, elder flower, st johns wort, and calendula flowers that I collected from my garden last summer. Once the herbs have infused into the oil I strained the mix through some gauze before reheating it again. A small amount of beeswax and a pinch of vitamin C powder are added as a natural preservative before sealing it in a clean jar. It will keep for 3 months in the fridge.
This afternoon Jemima made herself a card game:
And of course there is all of the sewing this week:
Sometimes it feels like I'm constantly baking. In the last 2 days I've made GF vegan banana muffins, a GF chocolate zucchini cake, GF ANZAC biscuits, and today I made these rye bread rolls for Jemima's school lunches. Before you start to get impressed I used a breadmaker for the dough and a sack of Laucke Rye Bread Mix for the ingredients.
Our little vegetable and herb station on the deck is going really well. The herbs are all flourishing and we have our first little seedlings through ready for the winter ahead.
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and that there's some making, baking, and growing going on at your place too :-)