Posts by Anita

Mint: Is It Your Cup of Tea?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Mint: Is It Your Cup of Tea?

Upset stomach. Ugh. Not horridly painful, nothing serious, just out of sorts and a bit, acidy, you know—really don’t feel like eating. So I’ve been trying to use more herbal remedies for the little aches and pains of life, and I googled herbal remedies for upset stomachs. Came up with mint tea—specifically, peppermint tea. Ah, okay, lots of peppermint growing in the backyard, so let’s give it a try.  Making mint tea is simple. Rinse off the mint leaves and stems (any part of the plant will do), put a handful in a Mason jar, and pour in boiling water. And that’s it. Let it steep for a...

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World War I Journal: A Soldier’s Burial

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in world war one journal | 1 comment

World War I Journal: A Soldier’s Burial

The body is stripped, then wrapped in a blanket and gently lowered into a hole. The cold earth is then thrown upon the corpse until it is hidden from view.

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Samoa: Fish-Watching

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Samoa: Fish-Watching

Coral reef fish are the craziest, gaudiest, most unlikely colors, like a kid run wild with a paintbox. Splashes of lemon, stripes of neon blue, turquoise, and the hottest of hot pink. Each fish is a work of art that’s looking you right in the eye.

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Why I Love Halloween

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Why I Love Halloween

Halloween. The fading of summer, the rising cold, the early darkness–plainly it’s time to start thinking about how to avoid evil and bad luck.

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Chicory: Blue Beauty

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Chicory: Blue Beauty

The color of chicory flowers is the pure clear blue of a June sky or a bluebird feather.

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