Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Michaelmas was different for us this year, since we are home rather than in a classroom setting. On Monday I told the story of St. George and the Dragon. Baby boy knows the story by heart, as one would after a few celebrations. We started St. George's salve and made beeswax models for our nature table. On Tuesday we made Dragon Bread. He was so pleased with how it turned out! Wednesday was our last day for the week and he painted a beautiful scene from the story. We changed over our nature table to a fall theme, brought out some candles, and made a hearty winter meal for our dinner.

Our recipe for St. George's salve:
1 cup marigolds,  2 cups olive oil. Place in a jar and set in the sunshine for 4 weeks. Strain marigolds, warm oil on stove. Add 1 oz beeswax. Stir. Let cool. If it is too runny, you can add more beeswax. We haven't gotten to that part yet. Ours is still in jars in the sunshine!