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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store rosemary

You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction.

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
    - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying
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Harvested and dried some rosemary.
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Harvesting
Harvesting
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Dehydrating
Dehydrating
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In a sealed and labelled jar
In a sealed and labelled jar
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Rosemary harvested from my garden and dried in the drying rack in my garage.
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Harvest
Harvest
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Drying in the rack
Drying in the rack
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Labeled
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Back of jar
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Harvest, Dry, and Store Rosemary BB.  

I harvested rosemary at my sister's house this year and dried it on a drying rack outdoors.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labeled container
    - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying
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harvesting
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drying
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stripping leaves from stems
stripping leaves from stems
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labeled :)
labeled :)
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I was glad to see rosemary thriving among the weeds when I made it to that part of the garden this week.
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Harvesting Rosemary
Harvesting Rosemary
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Rosemary in the Dehydrator
Rosemary in the Dehydrator
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Dried Rosemary in Its Jar
Dried Rosemary in Its Jar
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Rosemary is one of my happy herbs. Unlike my many light, minty or citrus smelling herbs, it's warm and rich and has a wonderful earthy touch and taste. I love it as a hair rinse, a tea, or in cooking (We make a lot of bone broth and we love to put several large sprigs of rosemary in there).
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My herb garden smell so good in the morning, when the dew is still clinging to the shaded plants.
My herb garden smell so good in the morning, when the dew is still clinging to the shaded plants.
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:)
:)
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I'm going to have to clear some space on my drying string, what a lovely problem to have!
I'm going to have to clear some space on my drying string, what a lovely problem to have!
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Strung up to dry
Strung up to dry
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All done!
All done!
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Our land produces large amounts of wild rosemary, the neighbour takes advantage with his beekeeping.

The oldest ones, when died, have a diameter 3 inches at the base.

Sometimes we find big living ones in the middle of a path to be cleared, then we have a large harvest.

This time the harvest is small to document this PEP BB.

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I held off posting this as I wasn't sure whether drying in an oven would count towards this BB. However, I've looked at other posts like lavender and found others that have done this. I'm still new to dehydrating but plan to buy a dehydrator in the summer.

This was my first time drying a herb. I visited my parents in November and took advantage of their rosemary bush. There wasn't much as it was late in the year but as I'm usually only cooking for myself it should last for a while.
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Cutting some rosemary
Cutting some rosemary
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I rinsed it and patted it dry, leaving it out for a couple of hours
I rinsed it and patted it dry, leaving it out for a couple of hours
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My rosemary after being in the oven for an hour at around 50 degrees Celsius (the residual heat from cooking dinner earlier)
My rosemary after being in the oven for an hour at around 50 degrees Celsius (the residual heat from cooking dinner earlier)
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Stored and labelled back at my flat
Stored and labelled back at my flat
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This rosemary bush grows in our garden is loaded with blue blossoms in the springtime, and beloved by bumblebees, but by now the blooms are spent. The smell of the plant is warm, earthy and invigorating.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store rosemary
You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction.

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
   - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying

Usually we use this for culinary uses (its 'barbecue' variety) but I'm fond of it in tea as well. This batch is planned to make an olive oil infusion. I'll post back here when it is dry and ready to store.
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Harvesting rosemary from the garden
Harvesting rosemary from the garden
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Hanging to dry
Hanging to dry
 
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Rosemary!!!  I had a potted plant and one in the ground.  They were both in the back yard.
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