Jun 5, 2012

June Giveaway

June is the optimum month for herb harvesting around here.  I spend quite a bit of time this month wandering the hills wild harvesting and snipping herbs grown in my own garden.  When July hits the Valley, the temperatures soar and the tender herbs bloom and then get a bit scraggly.  It is also the time when the fruit starts becoming plentiful and I need to turn my attention to jams and syrups.  So, while June is under way, I'm looking through my herbal books to find some ideas for remedies for my body and home using my harvest.

May blew by without me having time to give something away, so I'm giving away two books this month.  Each book is full of recipes and ideas for using your herbs as helpers in your home and medicine cabinet.  I'll throw in some of my favourite herb seeds too!

If you would like a copy of Jude's Herbal Home Remedies by Jude C. Todd or Lavender, Parsley, Peppermint and Sage (Herbal Solutions for Every Household) by Shea Zukowski, then simply leave a comment and make sure there is some way for me to contact you if you win.  I'll draw the names (by a random number generator) on the Summer Solstice (June 20th.)  Good luck!







40 comments:

rowan said...

Gosh, I would love either one of these books. I am trying to move more toward natural methods for cleaning and medicine, so one of these would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity. rowan25 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I would love either! Moving house in 2 weeks makes me eager for a new start with herbs and homes.

Love,

Suzanne
smmmstruik@hotmail.com

Faith said...

Love your blog!

jill said...

Oh please include me in your giveaway I am a follower of yours and love my herbs.Thank you love Jill xx

Willow said...

Please count me in. I would love to win Judes book, it is on my amazon list. I too think the months are flying by.

Lisa said...

Oh would love it! Now I'm off to have a gander at that Pagan Living magazine. :)

Diana said...

Good morning and summer blessings to you, Rue! Both these books look great.

K.Michele said...

I too love this time of year and harvesting all my herbs. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. How ironic that both books have been on my book wishlist for a while now.

km.craftyfae@gmail.com

Jeanne said...

What a generous Solstice giveaway! I would love to win one of these great books. Please enter me in this drawing. :0)

Clanori said...

I would love to win a copy of Lavender, Parsley, Peppermint and Sage .

clanori@yahoo.com

Danni said...

I've been all about trying to absorb as much info as I can on herbalism outside of cooking and magic so this is right up my alley! Toss my name in the cauldron, please. :)

Barbara F. said...

Hi Rue, glad to see you are feeling better. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Either one would be great, but I am leaning toward the Lavender one. xo

zbeelady said...

Oooh! I would love to chosen to receive Jude's Herbal Home Remedies! I am a beekeeper & gardener. I use my herbs for all sorts of magical unguents. ♥

-tears- said...

Oooooh lovie books!!!

Carolyn said...

Getting ready to do some harvesting! Would love new reference on what to do with it all! You're bracing yourself for the lemonbalm onslaught, right?

Maggie said...

I've only got sage going at the moment, everything else is still a little tender here in Montana.

I'd love either one of those books!

Have a great day!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Things are just heating up here on the Canadian prairies, I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!

Dianna

Theresa N. said...

Please sign me up!!
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mina said...

Oh, what a fabulous giveaway. Please include my name in the draw. Hugs to you, Mina

Wren said...

these look really interesting!
jbortner@gmail.com

Iesadora said...

OOoooOOOO...OOOoooOOOO... Count me in too please!!! =D

Jen said...

Both sound great. You can never know too much about herbs.

Mystica said...

Please count me in for this giveaway. Thank you for sharing.

Leslie said...

Please include me!! These look like great books:)

My Grama's Soul said...

You know....I can actually grown lavender, peppermint and sage here in AZ....because of the heat we are always challenged to have anything survive the summer....but your giveaway book does sound intriguing....please throw my name in the hat.

thanks,

Jo

christinalfrutiger said...

Since June 20th is my favorite day of the whole year, then I would also like to have my name thrown in the hat. That and I love using herbal remedies whenever I can and also homemade, green, recipes for cleaning!!
They both look like wonderful books! Thank-you!
christinalfrutiger@comcast.net

Bogaman said...

Not trying to bribe you, but I would reciprocate ;^)

Magaly Guerrero said...

May did run away like someone was chasing after it, didn't it?

Of course I want in in the giveaway. If he has green words in it, I want to be part of it. Throw my name in the virtual pointy hat ;-)

mistymorningsun said...

These books look great! Add me as well please :)

Ellen

elliejeant@hotmail.com

Brittany Holland said...

Ohh me, I need some books on herbs.

Birgit said...

Hi Jen,

May flew by, didn't it? I really felt that way, too. I hope June is great for you. I hope for some sunny and happy days for sure!

Thanks for the chance to win one of the books -- both sound interesting for sure.

Hugs,
Birgit

Carissa said...

Would love to win one of these books!!! crunchy384@yahoo.com

Dave and Whitney said...

Hi Rue

Let's pencil in a foraging walk weekend after next, when you're back. Hope I win a book!

Whit

evewitch said...

I would love to win one of these books!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Hey lady! Long time, no see... ^-^ I'm happy to be back and your plants are all so gorgeous! I hope you're doing well. ^-^

XOXO

Holly said...

Would love to add either book to my collection! How nice of you to give them away! I so enjoy your blog--I can't grow many of the things I used to where I live now, so it does my heart good to see your garden pictures. How I miss my lady's mantle! Thanks for sharing yours :)

Vienne said...

Please add my name to the list. I'd love either book.

Anonymous said...

would LOVE either!!! Hope you have a fine relaxing time!!
katslover@att.net

Brenda said...

would love to recieve a book either one really! I use my herbs in cooking and cleaning too, would love to learn some new ways to use them! thanks love your articles!

Aisha said...

is it too late?? I would love either book but the first one looks nice
thanks
Aisha
Bythebroomstick.blogspot.com