I’m pleased to report that we have bread and cheese on the ‘early’ hawthorn hedges, and so Mr Stoatie has officially declared it Spring! Hurrah!!
The horse chestnuts have wonderful sticky buds at the moment, I couldn’t resist touching a few whilst walking the dogs, I’m still a little kid at heart! You can make a homeopathic remedy by boiling them up in distilled water and then bottling the liquid with a little brandy – this acts as a preservative. You can add four drops of this to water or juice, or take them under the tongue, 3-4 times a day. It’s used to treat people who worry repeatedly over the same things or who keep making the same mistakes. It helps clear negative thoughts, improves clarity and ‘resets’ the psyche. You can make a similar tincture later in the year by using the flowers.
We’re off in the Scooby Van tomorrow – five days on Anglesey and hopefully a visit to my friend in Snowdonia 🙂