Lemon balm, with its delicate lemon scent and flavor, is valued as a culinary, cosmetic and medicinal herb. Fresh sprigs are used to top drinks and as garnishes on salads and main dishes. Fresh or dried leaves make a refreshing tea, either iced or hot.
Used throughout history as a medicinal herb, lemon balm has mild sedative properties and has been used to relieve gas, reduce fever, and increase perspiration.
The volatile oil contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate and geraniol. Both oil and hot water extracts of the leaves have been shown to possess strong antibacterial and antiviral qualities.
(NC Cooperative Extension) 

Lemon balm, with its delicate lemon scent and flavor, is valued as a culinary, cosmetic and medicinal herb. Fresh sprigs are used to top drinks and as garnishes on salads and main dishes. Fresh or dried leaves make a refreshing tea, either iced or hot.

Used throughout history as a medicinal herb, lemon balm has mild sedative properties and has been used to relieve gas, reduce fever, and increase perspiration.

The volatile oil contains citral, citronellal, eugenol acetate and geraniol. Both oil and hot water extracts of the leaves have been shown to possess strong antibacterial and antiviral qualities.

(NC Cooperative Extension) 

Things you find in a barn still hanging on the wall.

Things you find in a barn still hanging on the wall.

Wisteria is growing all over the farm. Pretty and fragrant! 

Wisteria is growing all over the farm. Pretty and fragrant! 

Kombucha!! Going to add some fruit for flavoring and then bottle. Finished product coming soon!

Cover crop growing strong

Cover crop growing strong

Great clean up work from the chickens.  Need a space cleared? Goats, pigs and chickens will get it done.

Great clean up work from the chickens.  Need a space cleared? Goats, pigs and chickens will get it done.

Bees have arrived and are settled in.  Let’s hope for a good year!

Guess what is for dinner tonight? About as local, fresh and farm to fork as you can get.

Learning goat health and management today.

Blueberry flowers

Blueberry flowers