Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What a way to get Mullein

Any other time you can find Mullein growing just about anywhere you don't want it to grow!  Now that I've tasted it's brewed tea,  I don't want to be without it, especially in the cold months ahead..  After searching and looking for a couple of days...look where I spied it...Up a steep hill that had been mowed (do a close up to see it on the left of that pole). I got my little paper bag out and I was going to snatch me up some...well,
getting closer to the hill, my better judgement said "forget it girlie"all you need to do is slip like you did before and break a leg (or hip). Mullein will have to be gathered someplace else..Not so, Cecil insisted on doing it himself..
Well needless to say, he was up that hill like a mountain climber, stripped two Mullein's of their leaves and started back down again.
He admitted it became steeper than he thought and had to "sit" down to get down, doing a "butt slide" :o)...One thing about us old folks, we will try by any means necessary to reach a goal :o). 



Mission accomplished :o)  Here he comes down the sidewalk, bag of Mullein leaves in hand ..Do you notice his "Manly stride" :o) You would think he was "Superman's brother" :o)...I definitely will have to give him a special treat :o)...
I've got the Dehydrator filled to the top drying the leaves after a good soaking and washing..I had quite a bit from two plants, so I had to do a makeshift hanging place (over the washing machine :o) for these until the others are dry..Well, this turned out to quite an adventure today harvesting  some Mullein leaves. Should I have waited until Monday :o)...
Update:  July6th 
last night I ran out of my sleep prescription and made a large cup of Mullein tea sweetened with Honey...well I slept from 10:30 until 2:40,  then fell back to sleep around 4:00 and slept until 8:15..could have been better , but I was rested :o) Mullein is relaxing for sure.

10 comments:

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Great work! And yep, he was walking a mighty manly stride. Yay!
:-)

Daisy said...

Aw...that was very sweet of Cecil to do that for you, Ginny. That tea will taste extra good, I bet. :)

Robin said...

I'd say that is true love after all these years!! What a wonderful husband you have to go through all that to get you some mullein! Maybe he thought it would keep you quiet.....just sayin :)

Mr. H. said...

Good for you. Your very fortunate to have such a super-man.:)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ohiofarmgirl, I guess that's what makes them men :o)

Daisy, I don't know! maybe Robin had the right thought, he may not have wanted to hear me moanng about not having any Mullein :o)

Robin, in your inocence you are probably right :o)

Mr. H. Yes, I'm lucky and so is he...I don't have a daugther or daughter in law that would be concerned about gathering Mullein for tea :o( and neither would any of his sisters, or sister in laws. (not even his mama) :o)

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Jody said...

Does Mullein grow in PA. Seeing you like it so much tells me it's worth the search.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Jody, PA is just a stones throw from NJ and I saw plenty there growing...I think it would be worth you trying it.

cici said...

hahaha, Cecil knows he will benefit from it♥ I have to look up what a Mullein is, it's my first time hearing about it. It sounds delicous

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Cici, it has a little bitter taste (like turnip greens:o) but add some honey and it's good to go!