Medicinal Gardening

During the last warm spell of weather I was able to plant next year's garlic. Every year I save some bulbs back to plant for the next season. I cover them with a thick layer of straw to protect them over the winter and serve as a mulch the following year.

By late summer they are ready to harvest. I make a garlic tincture in case we should get a calf with scours or sickly piglet. I also blend the garlic mash that is leftover with aloe juice to protect the sheep from parasites.

A wonderful plant--both on the table and in the medicine chest.