So what do you do when you have an abundance of cucumbers in your garden, all coming ripe at the same time? Make smoothies! I am a little pleased with myself, because I actually made this one up, and it was a bigger hit with the family than most of my other green smoothies. It has a light, refreshing taste, and a pretty color, too.
“Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.” –Shakespeare, King Lear
When a friend of mine asked for help with healing her husband’s boil without antibiotics, I was a little unsure of myself at first. But once again, homeopathy proved itself a formidable ally. (Gross photo warning!)
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
When we first moved to our acreage, a friend gave me a pile of books to peruse, and one of them was The All New Square Foot Gardening Book, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it. It made sense. We built our square foot garden. So what’s so different about this method than the standard garden, and why is it so great? Good questions! Read the rest of this entry »
“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” –John Erskine
I was out planting bulbs this weekend in beautiful weather, amazed that I could be doing such work in the middle of November. I had the help of Joshua, my oldest son, so I didn’t have to work as hard as usual. He dug the holes and I planted and watered. He probably thinks I’m silly as I talk to the bulbs, tucking them into their dirt bed to sleep until spring, to then work their magic as they poke their green fingers up out of the snow. Read the rest of this entry »
In Part 1 of Healing Ear Infections, I wrote about using garlic oil in the ear to heal without antibiotics. When I had little ones, that is the only approach I knew about. But since then I have learned about homeopathy, and now I have a new arsenal for attacking ear infections. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people often have a probiotic they bought off a drug store shelf, unrefrigerated. After learning what to look for in a probiotic, they wonder if the one they already bought is any good. Should they keep it? Throw it away? Here’s a test I found which might help you determine if your probiotic is alive and ready to work.1 Read the rest of this entry »