Can’t believe it’s been sunny and warm for a whole week. I woke up very early this morning and went for a walk around the back of the farm. There is a huge pharmacy out there – hawthorn blossom, dandelions, nettles, ground ivy, cleavers, avens, medick, to name but a few! My comfrey patch is turning into a jungle and the marshmallow and elecampane are getting taller and taller. The marigolds are ready to be made into a beautiful golden infused oil, but my new echinacea plants seem to be struggling a little.

I’ve just had a delivery of oils and waxes so that I can stock up on my creams, so I’d better start unpacking them and stashing them away as they’re blocking up the hall at the moment. That’s after I dispose of the remains of the rabbit that the lovely Smokey just stashed behind the sofa in the hope that I wouldn’t take it away from her. Don’t you just love cats!

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