Christine at Stine Writing is our host for this challenge. Interesting picture again this week.
This picture from boredpanda.com is of a field, completely “cut” in half, where one side is growing wheat and the other side is growing lush lavender.
It was confusing for the bees.
Suddenly their rich plush lavender halted to wheat, which was uninteresting, tasteless, and didn’t require their gathering skills.
Of course it was all to do with government policy, not that the bees would know that.
Some kind of compromise so as to comply with new requirements, farmers were now dividing their fields and growing grains in part and flowers in the other.
The experiment with daffodils died a natural death, literally, with millions of flowers left to rot on the stem and shrivel in the heat.
Lavender was the in thing to grow now. There were calls for it for so many different uses, not just potpourri, perfumes and traditional remedies. Oh no, they were experimenting with it as food, though heaven knows the processing costs.
Having written this, I remembered a post I did a few years ago. You can read it here.
This was the footnote at the end and the link still works.
I’ve been aware that lavender is good for helping relieve stress and headaches, but before I posted this, I checked the internet to see if it is edible.
There are several sites, this is just one which might be of interest
I would draw your attention to the site’s end paragraph
A Word of Caution
Eating lavender has no known interferences with medications, although you may want to proceed with caution if you take sedatives or medication to treat high blood pressure. Consuming lavender along with sedatives may cause increased drowsiness. Likewise, lavender taken in combination with medication for high blood pressure may cause your blood pressure to drop too low. Check with your doctor before using this flower in cooking if you have concerns about any possible drug interactions. “