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The Feast of St. Fiacre - Our Farm's Patron Makes Today Special

So this special day snuck up on me rather quickly. Thank you to our friend and dear customer for reminding me that this day was in fact TODAY and not tomorrow, I almost missed it!

When we picked the name of our farm we did not have our business in mind per say. Rather we wanted to name this little patch of earth that God gave us, after someone who would watch over it and guide it. Today I thought I would share that story with all of you.

In our Catholic family we hold our faith very near and dear to us. It guides us in everything we do, from fair business practices, to educating our children, and even in growing our food. It is a Christian tradition to pick names for our children and to give them names of those warriors who fought for Christ. An example of virtue and Christian strength that our children might look up to as they grow. God's saint's are those examples. So picking a name for our farm would just the same.

There were many choices and for some St. Francis may have been the...

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Black tea. Green Tea. Peppermint Tea. Chamomile Tea. Those are the must have's right? Pretty standard line up of tea when visiting any restaurant or hotel.

What is chamomile tea though? Does chamomile tea have medicinal uses? What are the medicinal uses of the chamomile flower? From calming teething toddlers to a relaxing cuppa before bedtime there are so many wonderful uses for chamomile. In today's Monograph Monday we are going to go over all those and ways to plant and use this wonderful little flower.

So simple that even the chickens can plant it! The chickens can plant it? Our chickens planted these chamomile flowers. They were the little tillers and movers that helped this chamomile to re-seed here in our garden.

Chamomile is an edible flower that looks similar to a daisy though it it is much smaller in nature and it has very different petals. There are two main types of chamomile most commonly in use; German and Roman. Though there is also a Spanish variety.

Chamomile is most...

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