I spent a couple of hours in Oxford on Sunday at the Oxford Herbalist Guild’s spring workshop all about backyard medicine. I consider myself a connoisseur of learning when it comes to things that can better support the families I serve. Working with roots and plants are a big part of the care I suggest for my family and other families, so anytime there is an opportunity to learn how to better serve in that capacity, I’m ready for that. The babies saw fit to wait so I could learn from these beautiful and knowledgeable ladies. Not even the state trooper that stopped me on the way was a hindrance.
It was the day after the coldest day this spring, so I was happy to spend some time out in the sunshine in my boots. I cannot decide which part was the best because all of it was good. Some of the things that stick out are hugs from friends, smiling faces, digging up yellow dock, making tinctures and herbal vinegar, loving on some cleavers, pesto, an awesome lunch of leaves and things, yummy herbal teas, a green smoothie that actually tasted yummy - and did I mention the pesto?!
I would definitely encourage all of you to like their Facebook Page and follow them for information about the next workshop that will be sometime this summer.
I truly believe that we have everything under the sun that we need. It is up to us to get out there and spend time with the plants, learn their uses and, if we feel led, make the medicine we need from the weeds
Peace and blessings,
Musings of a Traditional Midwife in Northeast Mississippi