Monday, August 9, 2010

A Gift For Lil' Ole Me!

At the end of a long day, what do you like to see when you open your mailbox? No, not bills, a package, and that's what I got today!
Miriam at Mucky Boots Farm (which is in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island) sent me some of her homemade "Anti-Ouch Ointment" which was partly made from calendula blossoms, lavender flowers and comfrey leaves which were grown at her farm. I really love the use of herbs, flowers and essential oils for natural and holistic remedies, and I am so excited to receive this!
As you can see, I couldn't wait and put some of the rich and creamy salve on insect bites that I got this weekend from walking through the tall grass. I have to tell you that I love the smooth texture and it really feels very soothing on my skin and it smells absolutely wonderful!! THANK-YOU MIRIAM!

I really do enjoy my visits to Miriam's blog! She and Kim are retired Math and Science teachers who have put so much creativity and energy into all they have undertaken to make Mucky Boots Farm a very special and beautiful place--If you have a moment, go there for a visit and see for yourself!

Thank-you again Miriam for your thoughtfulness!!

25 comments:

  1. What a nice gift from a fellow blogger

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  2. Ooh how lovely.....I could just do with a bucket full right now! xxx

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  3. That's so nice - does it work? No more itch (or ouch)? It will sure make your skin nicer, yah, and probably heal faster.

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  4. Must. Go. Purchase.

    Lucky you!

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  5. How wonderful to have a friend to send you a little help when you need it. Hope it helps with the bug bites! :)

    xo Catherine

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  6. Mmmmm, that salve looks lovely. I wish you could broadcast smells through the computer because I would love to take a sniff. I'll have to go visit that blog.

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  7. Calendula is wonderful..I put it on Angel's nose for her Discoid Lupus, in addition to her homeopathic meds. It really helps. I know you will love the cream, it looks really good. I'm off to visit the links you provided.

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  8. I'm glad it got there safely! Think of it as a manifestation of all the healing kindness YOU spread through the world!

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  9. Woof! Woof! Yes calendula ... mom is very familiar with it since she get lots of bites. Will definitely check out their blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  10. I think we can smell the fragrance clear over here in Oregon and feel the smoothness.
    What thoughtfullness.
    We love lavender and all the herbs too, in fact I rub anything on my arms and neck that have a fragrance.
    So nice it helps the ouchies too.
    Thank you for sharing your friend.
    We will go take a look too.
    love
    tweedles

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  11. The natural remedies are always the best I think.Enjoy your lovely gift!
    Just off to look at Miriam's blog now.
    Hope your week is going well.

    Bellaboo :o)

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  12. What a nice gift - bloggers are the best of people.

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  13. how sweet. It has inspired me to write about a gift i received recently from a fellow blogger. I should have done this sooner. Thanks!

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  14. how lovely! lucky you! xxx

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  15. That stuff looks wonderful, Kim. Bet it would be soothing to mosquito bites.

    Liz

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  16. Hey Kim you lucky lady! I have made calendula and comfrey salve but it never occurred to me to add lavender...duh!
    I haven't made any in a few years but I know it is a wonderful thing to have on hand!
    It's great for sprains and bruising too!
    Have great day!
    Tina xo

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  17. Wow, how nice is THAT? We love Vancouver Island and have a fave play area near Sydney. Get to visit a couple times a year. Will check out M's blog.

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  18. Very thoughtful...headed over to their blog!
    ~K

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  19. Very cool, I bet it smells nice too :) Glad you received a happy suprise!

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  20. That looks very soothing & I bet smells heavenly. I use citroenella oil diluted in a spray bottle of water.

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  21. what a lovely gift. I could actually do with some as I got my first bite yesterday on the back of my knee and it has swollen up like a tennis ball now.........oh well never mind!!

    Gill in Canada

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  22. Kim,
    That was so thoughtful of them.
    It always amazes me how kind and caring people can be.
    Enjoy your wonderful gift, and I will check out their blog site.

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  23. What a great gift from a blogging buddy! I just love herbal medicines!

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  24. Me too! I got it in the mail yesterday! Isn't it wonderful!

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