While waiting to hear news on Momma Linda, I decided to calm myself a bit and decorate the tree Hubby found for us. He went straight out the door, day before and cut a tree out by the creek on our place. Of course, it was full of snow so had to let it melt off before I could set it up and decorate it. It is a Charlie Brown tree but it is our CBT. And I happen to have lots of presents under this little tree for 10 kids who like Christmas too.
|He had a little helper|
|Wondering why these pieces are left, papa?|
|Come on Papa you can do it!|
|Found some decorations our are somewhere packed away|
|Trying to be Merry.....|
American Indians, such as the Navajo, have traditionally used juniper to treat diabetes. Animal studies have shown that treatment with juniper may retard the development of streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice. Native Americans also used juniper berries as a female contraceptive. The 17th Century herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper recommended the ripened berries for conditions such as asthma and sciatica, as well as to speed childbirth.
Juniper berries are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that may vary from colorless to yellow or pale green. Some of its chemical components are alpha pinene, cadinene, camphene and terpineol.
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper
We use the needles on our wood stove for the purpose of a breathing in the aroma. Junipers have a lot of healing powers....even our older generation used them in times past.....read here ...Some more light reading.
What kind of tree did you get or are gonna get?
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