How to Make Lavender Oil cut the flowers just before they are fully open. Pull off the flowers from the stems. Lay them out on a paper towel for a few hours to dry. Chop the flowers slightly. Pour in the oil. Measure out 14 ounces of oil and pour into the wide mouth jar. Next add the 8 tbsp. of lavender and stir. Place a tight lid on the jar or place plastic over the top with an elastic band. Set in a sunny window for 48 hours. Shake every 12 hours.
Wild sorrel is everywhere in the hedgerows right now. With this recipe, you can make a tasty soup with any combination of sheep's sorrel or common sorrel of even with cultivated sorrel from your garden.
A New Generation of American Chestnut Trees May Redefine America's Forests - Before an exotic fungus nearly wiped them out in the late 1800s, abundant chestnut trees shaped the forest ecosystem, providing food and shelter for numerous other species. In coming decades Chestnut trees engineered to battle the fungus could restore these lost relationships.