Day 12: Making Herbal Oils & Pine Needle Tea

Today we make an herbal oil with plants to heal dry and injured skin, and enjoy some pine needle tea to enhance our Vitamin C intake. Some of the plants from the yard we plan to use for the bee’s wax salve include Cottonwood/Poplar Buds and Plantain Leaf. We’ll also add some flowers we dried last summer, including Calendula and St. John’s Wort. We’ll end the broadcast with the classic song “Wild Mountain Thyme.” Please consider a donation if you enjoy the video lesson and would like to help keep Wolf Camp administrative staff employed through springtime.

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Join us for our daily “You Healthy? Go Outside!” Evening Broadcast – Family Friendly Music & Earth Skills Activities with Kim & Chris Chisholm, Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm.

Looking forward to the weekend, and in place of workshops canceled next month due to our state’s “stay at home” order, we will continue exploring yard herbs like plantain, and open up the camp stove to cook up wild edibles from the yard, such as dandelion, nettle, berry flowers, and even grass! Next week we’ll tour our orchard, start a community sidewalk garden, and embark on some animal tracking adventures.

Tomorrow and over the weekend, in honor of the workshops canceled next month due to our state’s “stay at home” order, Kim will demonstrate how to make an herbal salve, we’ll tour our herb gardens, show you how to use plantain, and then we’ll cook up some wild edibles from the yard before choosing new topics for next week, such as touring our orchard, starting a community sidewalk garden, and embarking on some animal tracking adventures.

Announcements & Reminders:

Support your local emergency hospitals, first responders, homeless service providers and other essential care givers by finding out what kind of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) they need, then launch a neighborhood effort to round up and deliver those items.

– Going outside is the healthiest way to maintain happiness while social distancing, where virus concentrations dissipate in the fresh air and get killed by ultraviolet (UV) rays, and where the sun helps us produce Vitamin D which also keeps us happy and well. Gardening is also a great way to stay healthy, and if things get tough, one of the best ways to increase your food security.

Please consider a contribution if you benefited from this video, and help us keep Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm going during this time when we can’t run spring workshops. We’re hoping to keep administrative staff employed in advance of the summer camp season.

Thanks, and please catch live broadcasts on the Wolf Camp facebook page or via the Wolf College youtube channel live stream if we’re within wifi range starting at 6:00 PM Pacific, or view it when we post it here at 7:00 PM, until the social distancing era end or June 14, 2020, whichever comes quickest:)

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