Smoke on the mountain.

The smoke has started. It could be a long summer. The smoke is from Alberta and Northern BC. Our forest fire season usually gets going in July. It could be a bad one judging from the heat we are experiencing.

Cinnamon Black Bear and black cub.

Willow and I headed for the bush. I was looking for Yarrow to make a hot compress for my knee that is giving me grief. On the way we saw a female Black Bear and cub.

The Yarrow was up and I mixed it with some of last years dried flowers.

Yarrow sprouts.

The Yarrow was boiled until soft, drained through cloth with the remaining leaves and flowers rolled in the cloth. Once cooled a bit it was put on my knee. It felt good. Hopefully it will do the trick.

9 thoughts on “Smoke

    1. underswansea

      The treatment worked as well as anything else I’ve tried. I will bring you a batch of Yarrow. We can meet midway in South Dakota. 🙂


    1. underswansea

      It is an aboriginal cure of native plants. Lisa, who has aboriginal blood, says I should do what natives do and go to the doctor and get some anti-inflammatories and T-3s. 🙂


    1. underswansea

      Yarrow has been used for healing for centuries. I thought I’d give it a try. It worked as good as anything, and the compress felt good. My knee is fine now. I picked another batch just in case the knee, or any other joint, flares up again.

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