Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rabbits like catnip~ Happy 2 yr anniversary to The Herbalist's Path!!!

Above: Catnip before Rabbit got to it.

On Easter we noticed a rabbit was living under our deck (ahhh, how cute look at the Easter Bunny!). He has now made himself right at home, the kids and I watch him in the morning- we tap on the window and he just looks at us gingerly. I was just out in my yard this morning and noticed my Catnip plant is chewed to a nub. Bummer! I was looking forward to tincturing some soon!
I am kinda surprised he doesn't touch the lemon balm (right next to the catnip) He does also enjoy red clover.
If he lets me snap a picture of him I will add it to the blog (of course when I go to get the camera he is gone).
Our dog Koa has made friends with the rabbit (who I will now affectionately call Catnip), kinda funny he picks and chooses his friends, he chases away the blue jay that gets so territorial (he has dive bombed me a few times).
I guess I will be out to get some more Catnip, and this time it will be in a pot near the house.

More posts on Catnip, here, here, and here.

By the way, Happy 2 yr anniversary to The Herbalist's Path -OK one day late:)! Hard to believe it has already been 2 years since I first started blogging~ Still lovin' it! I have also started another blog Authentic Mama if you are interested in following your authentic path come on over!

If anyone is interested in reading my first post EVER on a blog you can find it HERE.


Paisley said...

Angie - your site is lovely! And your kids are too sweet for words. Such an interesting subject.

In my part of the world we drink rooibos like tea. I suppose a direct translation would be 'red bush'. It's not normal tea it's a herb with many good properties. We also use it to treat eczema and in skin creams. Chuck a few bags in bath water for kids.

Will visit soon. Take care. Your home is just gorgeous.

comfrey cottages said...

thanks for the warning. my catnip is just coming up and i have bunnies running around. maybe i will put a fence around it until there is plenty to share!lol hugs :)

Angie Goodloe LMT, Herbalist said...

Paisley, Thank you so much for stopping by! I love roobios, first time I tried it I was working at my local apothecary, I remember thinking how lovely it was, it's been a long time you have inspired me to get my hands on some more!
I will be back to your blog as well!

Comfrey Cottages, It looks like I will be buying quite a few mini gates (like the type you put around tomatoes) until the plants get bigger, or I will have to at least put some chicken wire around my garden area for when the plants are small. Surprisingly mine was pretty big and almost ready to harvest- it is a big bunny LOL.