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Monday, August 6, 2012

An Herb and Medicine Class and a wee question for you...

Hi everyone... 
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth... 

Sharing lots of pictures of our visit and class on Herbs and Medicine that Lindsay and I was blessed to take at the beautiful historical village of Kings Landing ...
Heading out early in the morning...

Our wonderful teacher...


I guess I will let the pictures do the talking.. smile..













We had a wonderful time and learned soooo much.. 
The teacher was so kind and very smart.. 

We walked all the way through the village and she would point out all the plants that were just growing wild and what they did..

Then when we were at the end we went to an herb garden and picked herbs to make 3 kinds of medicine.. 
From peppermint, comfrey and tansy and such.. 

The girls who were taking the class with us were so much fun, too.. 
And I was surprised to meet my niece and her family on their vacation weekend... smile..
We even had a nice snack of their molasses cake which was made that day.. 

When it was all over we rode on the wagon back to the top.. 
Oh my... it was so hot, though.. I was almost fried.. grin.. 
It was worth it though.. 

I was wondering if you would let me know which is your favorite photo and why... 
OK?

And did you notice that I replied to your comments last post.. 
I will try to at least answer your questions this way from now on.. 

Have a blessed week where ever your heart is... 
Hugs...


63 comments:

  1. Oh Faye, I cannot pick just one photo, they are all great. I have narrowed it down to two, the sheep and the water mill. I love sheep (especially little lambs) and the water mill always looks so homey to me. Not that I have ever lived in a place with one! xo

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    1. I have a pic of the mill at home enlarged to about 20 x 16.. It is lovely..

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  2. Hi Faye;

    All of your photos are beautiful, but the second to last photo of the water is my favorite. I love the wide open space and the blue water and skies. Looking at the picture I feel a sense of peace and release.

    Your class sounds like it was so much fun - what a great idea.

    Laurie

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    1. Oh Laurie.. You would have enjoyed it, too.. Maybe more of us can go next year...

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  3. I just found your blog and I have to say all of your pictures are beautiful. I kind of like the one looking out the kitchen window (#9) for some reason. And second I love the picture of the house as you come up the lane (#10).

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    1. I love the kitchen window one, too.. It is nice to meet you and thanks for visiting... smile..

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  4. I can't just pick one photo. If I had to, I would pick the one with the waterwheel. There is just something about them that I like. I can't believe how blue the water looked in another picture.

    It sounds like a wonderful time. I have wanted to learn about herbs but just haven't taken the time yet.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    ~Cheryl

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    1. The St. John River seems to always be blue on a fine day.. It is such a beautiful river and I can just imagine people using it back in 1850...

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  5. Hi Faye......How on earth shall I ever pick a favorite picture??? They all are wonderful and I am having quite a time here picking one. I guess my favorite is (even though I love the team of horses and the 3 windowed house with the geraniums..oh...I can not go on!).......MY FAVORITE PHOTO IS THE SHEEP. I guess I am still the farm girl. What is your favortie, Faye??

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    1. I am so glad to know you my dear farm girl...
      smile...

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  6. Hi Faye, they're all wonderful photos! But my favorite has to be the old mill. I've always been fascinated with those big water wheels and they make such lovely photos. I wish I could take a class like the one you went to it would be so much fun. Hugs dear friend!

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    1. I wish you could take the class, too, Christine.. You would really enjoy it.. She was just so smart...

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  7. Oh Faye, I also cannot pick just one picture. I really like the one showing the side of the house with the red geraniums in the open windows and also the one of (I guess you would call it the parlor) the room with the table set for tea. This seems like a wonderful place to visit and soak up all the knowledge about plants, and now you can make all kinds of wonderful new things for the shop. Take care, my friend, and enjoy these last weeks of summer!

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    1. Thank you dear Joyce.. I am having a good summer though it is rushing by..

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  8. What a wonderful treat for you!
    And, what a neat place to go and spend the day.
    My favorite picture is the one with the sheep grazing. It looks so peaceful and gives me a warm feeling of simpler times.

    Rosemary is my favorite herb. It smells and tastes wonderful, and clean.
    Beautiful to look at too :)

    Enjoy your evening.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Hi Kerin.. I love rosemary and use it a lot in my salves and such.. It has a wonderful fresh smell...And tastes great, too..
      Rosemary for remembrance... eh?

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  9. They are all so good, I like the water wheel one, but even better the open road just starting out. No traffic, and a vista that just draws you to it, an open road is like a new day, the possibilites are just endless and it makes me want to dicovery what it holds for me.

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    1. I love the open road and a free day spent with my hubby most of the time.. Lindsay was good company, too.. grin...
      Thanks for dropping by, Ann...

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  10. Good eveing Mrs. Henry...
    What lovely photos...Looks like you had a nice time!
    My favorite pic would be one by the barn (i think):) with the water ....So peaceful to me to hear water and it is a favorite when we go camping for us to swim!
    Just another GOOD thing GOD made for us to soak it all in and enjoy his wonderful works! Have a great rest of the week...Thanks for sharing!
    "HUGGS"to you....
    All for him~
    Annamarie

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    1. Thank you dear Annamarie...
      I always enjoy hearing from the Mayo Family... smile..

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  11. Good morning from Holland. My favorite photo is number three, because it reminds me on 'the oldtimes' at home. We had a farm and also a horse with a wagon. And then we went working on the land. I was very young then so my 'working' was not very much ;-)
    Have a nice day!

    Marga

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    1. So nice to hear from you Marie Louise.. All the way from Holland, too..
      The horses were amazing... smile..

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  12. I am so envious, it is picture perfect there! What a wonderful experiance in such a lovely setting. Oh wow my favorite would have to be the fence and field with the home, barn and lake in the background. Husband and I are house hunting later this year for something similar....well, we dream anyhow :).
    ~Christina

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    1. Hope your dreams come true, Christina..
      Thanks for visiting...

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  13. my favorite photo is the one with 3 crocks by window with geranium in window. So old school, yesteryear, remembering life back then. I also like the Mill with water wheel and the bit of reflection...I just like them!

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  14. what a wonderful time..I loved seeing it all..my favorite photo (there are two) was the garden..I love the primitive fencing..and I loved the sheep photo..love the simplicity and peacefulness of it and the background..but I will say I loved them all..glad you had a great time..that would have been fun to see in person.;)

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    1. Always nice to hear from you, my dear.. It is a wonderful place to go and dream for a day...

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  15. All the pics are lovely but I loved the one with the window and crocks right away.It's just was so pretty and serene.Looks like a wonderful class.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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    1. Hi Amy.. We made our medicine in that kitchen.. The fire was going in the fireplace and the water was boiling and ready... smile..

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  16. Morning Faye Henry
    I think I love all your photos.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I enjoyed going along with your photos.
    My fav would be of the house with the geraniums in the windows. When I was a girl my grandmother would grow her geraniums in her bedroom window through the winter. They are my very fav now.
    Joy in Him
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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    1. My Gram always had her dear geraniums in the windows, too, Trace.. I do it every Winter and think of her... smile...

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  17. Faye this is just beautiful...what gorgeous country you live in.
    We have been watching Cash Cowboys who are from Canada - and they travel all the roads and the show we watched last night they were in the Bay of Fundy, PEI, all the places you talk about.
    I'm needing a good tour guide cuz I'm going to make your area one of my next vacations!
    Karen

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    1. I am sure I could be available for you, Karen.. Wouldn't we have fun.. Just let us know... smile..

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  18. These pictures are all amazing, Faye... but I'll bet you can guess my favorite~ the one with the sheepies! They are so beautiful... I would love to know what kind they are. And I showed these to my hubby, and his favorite were the ones with the enormous draft horses. His daddy used to plow their garden with a horse like that.
    So glad you had such a wonderful time!

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    1. I will try and find out what kind of sheep they are, Paula...
      I love them, too..

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  19. They are all gorgeous, Faye! Wow, what a wonderful sounding day. My favorite is the teacher, as she looks like the 'wise old woman', who could help you with her herbals. The composition of the lake picture is perfect. Sky and lake blues blend beautifully in the background. The balance of the unequal sized barn and trees across the way is very nice. Thanks for sharing your day! Hugs~Lori

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    1. Thank you, Lori.. I don't know much about picture taking but I do love taking them.. smile..

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  20. Your pictures are all wonderful, I'd have to say I like the mill, this is where my father-in-law worked for 16 years. I think I've told you before, but when they put the damn in these houses were all saved and moved there to form the village. My husband grew up along the river so he has a story to tell about all the buildings, he was young but he always amazes me with some of the stories he has about Kings Landing.
    And an herb class I wish I had known I would have loved to have gone.
    Janice

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    1. Janice.. I should of let you know and you could have joined us.. There was one space left, I think..
      Perhaps, next year..

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  21. my favorite was the window with the red geranium's and the three crocks sitting there in front.

    it reminds me of my mother. her home.

    I've always loved window photos & red geraniums.

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    1. which reminded me when I first came on to your blog I sighed... I loved your *new* header photo.

      it's the same idea.

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    2. The header was my favorite, Bevy... smile...

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  22. There are all beautiful pictures but my pick would be the one up from the last. The water, the old barn, the beautiful yellow wildflowers, the bright blue sky above. I have always been partial to blue and yellow together. I am so glad you got to go enjoy this class. I look forward to reading posts about the different medicines you learned how to make. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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    1. I have a new one on now infusing.. Tansy..
      Will show you later..
      Blessings..

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  23. I love all these photos Faye. You can't go wrong with any pics at Kings Landing! My favourites would be the window with the crocks and geraniums and the one of the shingled house. I think I have these in my computer too. :) That would be an interesting visit about the uses of herbs and plants. My heart is in Fort McMurray and is being blessed with the time I'm having with my family and little grandsons. Hugs, Pamela

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    1. Have a wonderful time, Pam.. Grandsons are so dear..

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  24. being a knitter, you know i love the sheep pic!!! they were all spectacular!! the new header pic is fantastic!! geraniums look great no matter the color, but red are so striking!!! i'm so glad you had a wonderful time!! you're so fortunate to be able to attend an event that's 'right up your alley'!!! God Bless...
    ^)^ linda

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment,Linda.. I wish I could knit.. sigh..

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  26. Dear Faye,
    I love the pic of the mill. It reminds of the few times that I was there. It is so peaceful and educational. I am glad you and Lindsay got to take a day and go and learn about that stuff. You must have been so excited and enjoyed yourself. Love Ya,
    Char

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    1. Hi Char.. We did have fun and we Keepers must try and do it together sometime... Love ya...

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    2. Oh for sure!

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  27. What beautiful photos Faye. Looks so beautiful there.
    I loved the photo of the horses and the barn.
    Long ago and far away. How fun.
    Blessings~Sara

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    1. Yes, long ago and far away and the thing is I remember everyone using horses for farming.. Old.. grin...

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  28. A favorite photo? Well, I love the horse drawn cart, the grey weathered barn and the water photo. My favorite of the three would be...the water photo. All of your photos are very beautiful, though.
    Sound like you had a fun and informative day.
    Hugs, Cindy

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    1. It was a lovely day, Cindy and so happy to hear from you... ox

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  29. Faye... I have two favorite photos; the one of the house with the geraniums sitting in the window...you dont see that anymore/ and the pic of the crocks sitting by the window, again with the geraniums. Love all the pics, hard to choose!
    Cheryl (Fton_

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    1. Thanks for visiting Cheryl.. I thought of you when we were at the Farmers Market... Thought I might see you.. smile..

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  30. I was going to take the same class, but didn't want to go alone. I wish I would have gone so we could have met!! My husband and I spent the day there on Saturday. I have some lovely pictures to post, if my blog will let me. Lately I am having trouble uploading the pics. On Saturday, a couple of the ladies taught me how to do rug hooking, and I even joined them at the frame and got to finish a small section. Another lovely lady taught me how to make a proper penny rug. I had so much fun! I just love it there! Thank you for sharing your day!
    Blessings,
    Julie
    www.ourlittleredsaltbox.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Julie.. It was Saturday when we were there.. I wonder if we saw each other but did not know it.. We were there from noon until 4 or so...
      Next time perhaps...

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  31. I'm impressed your responding to everyone. I have to read everything all over again(smile)

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  32. Hmm Faye, difficult question! What a day you had, such a lovely looking place. I think my favourite photo is the second to last, of the ocean, I can imagine being there. Although the one of the white pots and geranium in the window is lovely too. And then there are the horse photos...! xxx

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  33. Hi!

    It's me Terri from the workshop. And I believe that's my white hat up there in the pic LOL I had so much fun hanging out with you that I simply had to check out your blog. I love it. You are such a fun and refreshing person and I will definitely be visiting this site often. I hope to make it out to the store someday but in the meantime, I'll see you here and probably have lot's of canning questions if you don't mind... :) Oh and all the pics are great but I think 12 is my fave because if you look in the window you can see life in the home.

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