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Refreshing Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Smoothie

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.

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Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Nutrition

 

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Boils, and Carbuncles and Pus. Oh, My!

Boils, and Carbuncles and Pus. Oh, My!

“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!)

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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Health, Homeopathy

 

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Why I Love Square Foot Gardening

Why I Love Square Foot Gardening

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
–Margaret Atwood

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 »

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2016 in Farm Life

 

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Thoughts When Planting Fall Bulbs

Thoughts When Planting Fall Bulbs

“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 »

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Healing Ear Infections without Antibiotics: Part 2

Healing Ear Infections without Antibiotics: Part 2

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 »

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Health, Homeopathy

 

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Healing Ear Infections without Antibiotics: Part 1

Having an ear infection is no fun, no matter what your age.  And neither is messing up your gut with an antibiotic. But do we have other options?  Yes! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Health, Uncategorized

 

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Testing Probiotics–Is Mine Good?

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 »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Health, Uncategorized

 

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