It has been almost 2 months since I last posted a blog entry!!! As my grandma used to say.."I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off". Usually, in the summer, that means I am out in the gardens all day- every day, keeping them looking nice, harvesting, drying, making remedies, teaching classes, planning for next year--based on this year's successes and failures, taking hikes up into my woods.....and keeping up my blog!! Not so this year. It has been busy in many areas of my life, but nothing has been "usual". My gardens are a complete mess, due to neglect and weather, the harvests were way down, no time to teach, relaxing hikes???No way.