Autumn Leaf Donkey Snack

I spent another day in my “office” processing  wool orders and cleaning up the mess.  But I’m fortunate enough to have the animals outside to visit with during the day for a break.

It got really warm today so Lulu and Fanny were getting some shade under the apple tree in the barnyard.  Then they found some leaves to snack on.

6 thoughts on “Autumn Leaf Donkey Snack

  1. In your video where the Donkey is in the beginning. Did you know that big plant is a Comfrey plant? And it is used to make salve for burns?

    1. I didn’t know that Dorothy, I always called it a Mullin. Not sure where I got the name from. I was looking at our grass yesterday and thinking how richly diverse it is. I know we have lots of medicinal plants growing wild on the farm. I’d love to know more about them. It would be fun learning.

  2. Now that you said that I could be wrong. I looked at images of the both of them. Comfrey gets little bell like flowers on it. And pops up in the early Spring. I owned a few before I moved. Did you ever notice flowers on it? And if so were they like little bells? Mullein is used for tea. Comfrey is used for burns and muscle sprains and achy bones. Comfrey is mixed with olive oil and crushed spearmint leaves and beeswax to make a wonderful scented burn salve.

    1. I’ll have to look up comfrey Dorothy. I never heard of Mullein tea, but now I’m curious about that too. This plant has a tall stalk, sometimes 4-5 feet high with little yellow flowers covering the stalk. You recipe for the comfrey salve must smell wonderful!

  3. Then it is Mullein…I apoligize.. I will have my friend send you the Comfrey Salve recipe…..But the do look alike. The flower is the way to tell them apart.

    1. Dorothy, it was your mentioning Comfrey that made me think to write about my diverse lawn. One thing leads to another, even our mistakes. Or maybe especially our mistakes. And I spelled Mullein wrong, it all just piques my curiosity.

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