Country Funeral.....

 D. driving the wagon down to the church.
There's a funeral today.
 The casket will be making the journey to the cemetery in the old buckboard wagon.
The last ride.
I took these pictures through the front window.. the old wavy glass gives the pictures a watery look.
This was D. driving the buckboard and casket , last Fall.
Does any one know what this herb is.
It was given to me by a friend and I was told that it was either Mugwort or Loveage.
I'm hoping it's I really do not know what to do with Mugwort.
Thanks for any help.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful that D. and Tennessee , and Craig and M'lissa lend their teams and wagons .. free of charge for the use for funerals. I am comforted by the fact..that when it's my time to go, I'll be making that last ride to the cemetery in a buckboard wagon.
~I'm grateful for cold spring water, lemons and ice.


  1. Hi Kerin! Looks like lovage to me. What a peaceful last ride. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey, Kerin
    I thought I was following you blog, but apparently I wasn't, so sorry I haven't been visiting.
    The first few pics on your post look like they came right out of the pages of history. So special.
    I'm going to go back & read your past posts.


    1. Nice to have you visit Carol :)


  3. I, too, was mixed up with your blog ... I don't think you were on my blogroll since you changed your name.. I will fix that right away.. sorry, love...
    Anyway, I love your photos... I love the fact that they drove right past your house..
    Blessings, dear...

    1. Thanks Faye!!

      It has been somewhat of a kink in the works...what with the new blog and all :)

      Love your visits!!

  4. Oh, and I don't think that is lovage.. At least it doesn't look like mine.. If it is lovage it will smell a lot like celery and have hollow stems..
    I made lovage pickles and they are delicious...

    1. I saw your beautiful lovage pickles.. and I really would love to make some.

      Maybe I'll have to go out and buy loveage..just to be certain of what I have ~~LOL!

  5. Such peaceful pictures of the wagon; reminds me of the old hymn "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."
    I am not familiar with either herb - those pickles you and Faye mention sound very delicious.

  6. Special pictures, Kerin. Peaceful and so simple.
    Love and blessings.

  7. How amazing that this still is happening for funerals!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you find out what the herb is!! Sorry, I can't help! ;) Have a great night!! xo Heather

  8. Loved seeinfg the buckboard carrying the casket. Talk about ultimate reverence . . .

  9. Beautiful way to honor someone. I wish I could be buried that way. There are many who are going back to the old ways of funerals and honoring the departed.
    I don't know what that herb is but I bet you could Google it and see pictures of both and that would help. Take care!

    1. I did google it... sheesh.. from what I could tell there was very little difference in the two plants.

      I keep thinking that I'm gonna have to wait til it gets bigger :)

  10. What an amazing way to go to the cemetery. Way better than a car. Beautiful!

  11. Love the wagon. Hoping you use it for fun things too not just funerals. Have no clue on the herb plant. I am terrible with that stuff. Have a great rest of the week.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  12. An old friend of mine had his last ride in a wagon. He just wanted a graveside service, but it was very well done with music by someone playing a guitar and there was a large group of people in attendance to pay their respects. It was one of the most special services I have ever seen.

  13. Now what a special funeral procession. Simple, peaceful, fitting.

  14. What sweet pictures. I feel like I am right there with a tear in the corner of the eye.

  15. Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I am so glad to "meet" you! I look forward to looking through your blog and getting to know you better. Have a blessed weekend ahead ~

  16. Hi Kerin! I kept trying to see your blog but it said I needed to be invited :-(. I am sooo happy to see that you have a new blog!! I had missed seeing your posts. These kids of mine have kept me busy, lol, and I hadn't been able to blog. But I am hoping to get back to it now. I love seeing the way they do their funerals. I would love nothing more then to be done this way :-) Thank you so much for leaving me a note. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  17. Great pictures. :)

    Sorry don't know much about what herbs look like.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog.

    Have a great Friday

    Take care, Janet W

  18. What an honor that is to help with the funerals. Such a peaceful last ride.

  19. I was in your neck of the woods this week. I drove past Spring City on my way to Fairview. I have a great heritage in Fairview and went to take photos of headstones at the Pioneer Cemetary. Also, my great-great-great aunt and uncle have a sculpture in the Fairview museum called "Love and Devotion". They were married 82 years!! and both lived to be over 100. I took pictures and just loved being in a small town for a little while. Quiet. Slow paced. It was great. My hubby had some work in Manti and surrounding areas, and I tagged along. We had a little hyacinth moment.:)
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  20. Love the pictures!

    Hey...thanks for your comments on my blog! Especially about the "no weeds in sight" in my flower beds...I had to laugh to myself, because if I'd post a picture of them a month from now, it would look a whole lot different! :) When it gets hot and humid here, my ambition goes south! Have a Happy Mothers Day too!

  21. Nice to Meet you! I have become one of your newest followers, too. I look forward to getting to know you better!

    Love what I've seen of your old town and beautiful home. What a blessing!

    I don't know what your plant is, but surely if you look up both on the Internet, you may find out a bit more. Amazing the information we have available at our fingertips!

    Blessings for a wonderful and Happy Mother's Day!

  22. Who needs fancy cars and hearses? This is the way to be ushered into one's resting place here on earth. There is a small cemetery just down the road from our home here in the country where we plan to be buried. I think that this would be a wonderful way to be carried there.

  23. What a special thing to witness, love that old buckboard. Thanks Kerin for stopping by and for visiting so much, I am always so excited to see you pop on by =) Hope you had a wonderful mothers day! Cheers Julia xx

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  25. I wanted to tell you how much I like your blog..I look forward to returning......

  26. I believe you have mugwart....Loveage looks more like you know what color the flowers are? Loveage will produce a yellow flower around June. Mugwort has a yellow or white flower and blooms later and has a cottony or spike feel on the back of the leaves. Mugwart grows about 3 to 5 feet tall with a purple was used at one point in beer before the use of the time of the Romans mugwart was used as a herb for protection. Even John the baptist was said to use mugwart leaves, wearing them as protection when in the wilderness. placing the leaves under your pillow at night is said to offer protection from evil and to aid pleasant dreams....medical uses are Bitter mugwort teas that stimulate the secretion of gastric juices to speed up digestion and relieve flatulence and bloating. The essential oil is both antibacterial and antifungal, and may be useful against intestinal parasites.Internal use not recommended while pregnant as it can cause a miscarriage. Over use may cause nervous problems and liver damage. I suggest you research the plant to see if you can find a use for it. If not it is a beautiful plant.


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