Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Dandee!

For those that don't know, I reserve my Wednesday blog for my son, Seth. Seth has two passions...herbs and writing. During our school time, he actually loves it when he gets assigned an essay. (I've never told him that other kids don't enjoy this. Why mess up a good thing?) He has an entire library devoted to herb books, herbal remedies, even herbal remedies for your pets! We opened an etsy store for him, but had to put it on a very long vacation while I had a difficult pregnancy; hopefully we will get it up and running soon! Anyway...Seth gets the Wednesday blog spot. He had a very busy day today, so he just wrote a short paragraph this time about one of his favorite herbs...dandelions.

Dandelion can be used in several things. And it does countless things such as weight loss. It also helps in liver function, reduces cholesterol, fights diabetes, stimulates digestion. Plus lots more. Consider going out and picking these wonderous plants and cook them up or whatever you want. You can make them into teas. All parts are edible. by Seth
An afternote from mom...dandelions are very versatile! Seth is funny...he considers it a sin when people treat them with chemicals to get rid of them. You really can cook them up on the stove, add them to dishes, or even make dandelion jelly! Seth goes out every summer and harvests them, root and all, washes them up and hangs them to dry. At our house...we think God knew what he was doing when He created this little plant. They are Dandee!


  1. I wonder if in years to come, Seth will have his own blog as "The Herbalist Seth"
    I love herbs and useful plants, dandelion is one of these. Here we have to be careful not to pick them too near to roads, because of traffic pollution. I tend to use the younger leaves mainly, to make a tea :)

  2. That's a really interesting Blog post - I didn't know any of that about dandelions - I'll have to do some more research as they sound amazing.

    I think God knew what he was doing when he made your son - he sounds amazing too! It's nice to have a keen interest in something from an early age - mine was crafting - and I'm waiting to see what my 4-year old son becomes most interested in too!!

    What a fun time being a Mummy!!

    Take care xx