Forsythia is commonly sold as a landscaping bush, but little did I know its edible qualities until now! We were looking up natural DIY health medicine, when my Mom saw a friend's post on Facebook. It was a cough-syrup recipe, and of course we all had to try making it, especially with it being the right time, and us owning some bushes!
Forsythia is a medium to large sized bush. In Spring, these bushes explode with lovely split-trumpet shaped yellow blossoms. These flowers have a fragrant smell, reminiscent to the smell of Jasmine-vine flowers. The decorative and bright-green leaves of these plants are slightly serrated around the edges, and the leaf is shaped like a knife. If left to their own devises, these bushes grow long thin hanging stems, with smooth bark. Usually these stems are a light-brown color, with occasional speckling.
I will give the recipe site here, which my Mom found at her friend's post: puretraditions.com/forsythia-syrup-recipe/. Next time I get sick I can experiment now!
This blog chronicles our very full life here on WoodSong Farm. We will share everything from dog to sheep stories, unique wooly works, to animal husbandry tips we pick up along the way. I hope this helps to give you an idea of what our extended farm family and wooly projects are like, and that we may somehow benefit everyone who reads about our journey.