Simply 6 Minutes: 9th August

Christine at Stine Writing is our host for this challenge. Interesting picture again this week.
This picture from 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. “


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes: 9th August

  1. murisopsis says:

    I think lavender smells good but it isn’t my favorite scent…. I prefer to see it growing in a garden!

  2. Thanks for both stories! I would love to live near a field like that! I have grown lavender but the problem I have is pruning it. When I let it just go it would grow beautifully each year but then the center got too “woody”. I tried trimming it back and it just died.

  3. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Di gave two stories this week!

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