In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store peppermint
You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction. If you have not already, you will also make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow the herb
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container.
- a picture of your journal page recording where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- (optional) a picture of your journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb.
I dried some peppermint when I made tea the other day (last month). Normally it's dried in our solar dehydrator but it was cloudy so I used a plate in the sun in the living room for a couple days.
My journal is a Word-like document so instead of a picture of the journal, here's a cut and paste from the applicable part of my journal:
Peppermint Culinary? Yes, yummy!
Relieves gas and nausea
Reduces pain of headaches, bee stings, burns and toothaches
South side of the orchard plum trees
10/19/19 – dried on plate
The permie formerly known as "Mike Jay"
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"