From spring to fall, calendula flowers show their cheery yellow or orange faces, opening during the day and closing up at night. It grows very well in pots and loves the sun. I harvest them for all of their growing season and dry them on screens. Calendula has some pretty amazing skin healing properties. When applied topically, it quickly soothes cuts and wounds and moisturizes dry, itchy, chapped or cracked skin!
It is versatile enough to be used on both people and animals. When working with horses, the petals can be added to their feed or given as a tea. It is very useful for animals with dry, itchy skin. A balm can be made and applied to any scrapes or wounds. The dried flowers are infused in a carrier oil, which becomes the base for making a balm.
Ferrell Hollow Farm has a very healing Calendula Balm available at http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html
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Ferrell Hollow Farm has an all natural Body Scrub Gift Set available which includes: Lavender Body Scrub and Peppermint Foot Scrub!
Dead sea salt has detoxifying and muscle relaxing properties, while the sweet almond oil moisurizes skin, leaving it very soft. The Lavender Body Scrub reduces stress and uplifts the mood, and the Peppermint Foot Scrub refreshes and cools tired feet.
*All products are considered cruelty free and contain no chemicals or synthetic ingredients!
Seed Mix for Horses - A Vital Part of your Horses Diet!
Horses on grass restriction or fed low quality forages may need to have additional vitamins and minerals added to round out their diet. Fall is the time of year when the grass starts waning, and more forage is fed.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals, raw, organic seeds are designed to supplement what is often lacking in a horse’s diet, the natural way! Naturally low in sugar and starch, these seeds boast good amounts of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and zinc, as well as vitamins B and E. They also contain adequate amounts of protein, fiber, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
(This blend was formulated by Cindy Daigre of Ferrell Hollow Farm, contains Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower and Chia seeds and has been analyzed by Equi-Analytical Laboratories for its nutrient content.)
The suggested daily feeding is ¼ cup.
Monthly auto-ship orders qualify for discount pricing!
Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products, Herbal Blends and Seed Mixes for Horses, and has written several articles for Natural Horse Magazine. For more information, visit her website at www.ferrellhollowfarm.net or email her at email@example.com.
I've recently found yet another use for Ferrell Hollow Farm's Calendula Balm! It repels flies from sores on horses, while promoting healing! Calendula flowers are infused into oil for a period of time, which then becomes a primary ingredient for making the balm. Calendula is widely known as a healer for many skin conditions and can be used on humans and animals. This is definitely a product to consider for your first aid kit!