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Kombucha, The Truth About Cancer, & Upcoming Posts 

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week. It has been summer here again this week, but we have cooler temps in the forecast. We’re excited about that for sure!
I have been trying to like Kombucha for over a year. I like the health benefits it offers, but I really don’t like the taste. I tolerate the Synergy blends that I purchase at Whole Foods, but I don’t just love it. I bought some from a friend who makes her own. It wasn’t flavored and I didn’t care for it either. I bought a muscadine flavored Kombucha from a Mississippi brewer and I liked it. 
So, after all that, I decided to try my hand at brewing my own Kombucha. I purchased my scoby and got it going. I didn’t think it would take but a week to ferment. However, since it was my first brew, it did take longer.
I purchased pH strips to test the acidity. I couldn’t stomach tasting it as my friend and Kombucha coach suggested.🙂 I eventually did have to taste because I was unsure of the pH reading. I had to let it ferment for 2 weeks. Honestly, I possibly should have left it longer, because it tastes really good. It’s not supposed to taste that good in my experience.🙂
I flavored it with fresh muskadines when I bottled it. I let it set for 3 more days to acquire the carbonation. After that I refrigerated it and am enjoying it. It’s the best I’ve ever had. I don’t say that because I made it, it really makes itself. I’m thinking of starting my next brew today.
I have already talked about The Truth About Cancer live symposium, but I wanted to put in another plug for this wonderful presentation. It was mind blowing to say the least. I strongly encourage everyone to participate in every event produced by The Truth About Cancer teem. They produce a wealth of life saving information. I can’t say enough good about what they are doing. Check it out!
Leading up to the Christmas holidays I plan to do some posts on essential oils. I think you will be amazed at some of the information I have come across. So, stay tuned for that.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week! :-) 

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The Truth About Cancer Symposium 

Hello everyone! I wanted to jump on here real quick and encourage you, if you haven’t already, check out The Truth About Cancer Symposium. It started yesterday and continues through tomorrow. It has been awesome! Catch the replays if you have missed it and be sure to tune in tomorrow. It will be well worth your time. I have enjoyed it so much that I purchased the recorded version. I fully  endorse The Truth About Cancer!

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Vacation & Book Promotion 

Happy Fall y’all! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. It’s so nice here. We are loving the beautiful Fall weather. 
This past weekend my family and I took a trip to our neighboring State of Arkansas. We left Friday morning planning to drive to Eureka Springs, AR. We were taking the scenic route, so a 7 or 8 hour drive was more like a 10 hour drive. 
We retraced the route we took 31 years ago when I was 7. Back then we were going to see the Great Passion Play and on to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. This time we were going to tour the Holy Land replica on the grounds of the Great Passion Play.
The Holy Land tour was neat. We saw a replica of the Old Testament Tabernacle exactly the size it was in those days. The only other exact replica is in Israel. We saw a replica of an inn like the one that was full when Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem. We also saw a replica of the stable where they stayed and Jesus was born. Our modern nativities are no where close to depicting the birth of Jesus correctly. The stable was like a cave and the manger was made of limestone with hay in the middle.
We saw a replica of the Sea of Galilee. We also saw replicas of the upper room where Jesus and His disciples partook of the last supper, the innkeeper’s house, and the empty tomb. It was a very neat tour.
All of that was on Saturday. Let’s go back to Friday. On our scenic route, we pass an Amish store in Dermott, AR. We love to stop and purchase jellies and such. They also have a deli where they use the homemade breads, pickles, etc. to make delicious sandwiches. So, we enjoyed lunch there. 
Our next stop was in Hot Springs, AR. We walked down the Main Street where the famous bath houses are located. There is a fountain in front of them where the water that comes out is naturally hot. It felt hotter than our hot water at home. It was neat.
From Hot Springs we headed north on Arkansas’ Scenic 7. We stopped again a few miles down the road at a roadside park where we have stopped a number of times. Now, all that is there is 2 outhouses, an old well pump (or what’s left of it), picnic tables, and you guessed it, A CREEK. It’s a neat place.
Many years ago upon stopping at this roadside park, my mom thought she would be funny and take my photo coming out of the outhouse. I have never forgotten that. So, I was waiting and ready when she made her exit this time. Revenge sure is sweet!
We traveled on down the road stopping at scenic overlooks along the way. As the day went on we began looking for a place to eat supper. After coming down a high mountain with lots of crooks and turns, we landed in Jasper, AR. We found the Ozark Cafe and decided to stop and eat. I forgot to mention that the weather was very cool in this area. In fact it was 39 degrees in Jasper that night. 
After leaving the cafe, we decided we would like to stay the night there. We were only an hour from Eureka Springs, so we found a room and stayed. We fell in love with Jasper. In fact, we traveled back to Jasper to stay on Saturday night as well. That will not be our last visit there.
Jasper is a small town surrounded by mountains. The Buffalo National River flows through it and there are lots of hiking trails and places to enjoy nature. It reminds me of a western town in the mountains. It’s so nice.
We traveled back home on Sunday. We have a couple of more trips planned this year. So, I’ll keep you posted on those.
I purchased a book written by a friend of mine last week and almost read the whole book in one evening. The book is titled “Apple Cider Vinegar on the Homestead” and is written by Rhonda Crank of This is a tremendous book on the history and current uses of ACV. After reading the book, I felt like turning up the bottle of raw, organic, unfiltered ACV and guzzling it. ACV has amazing health benefits for both us and our animals. I highly recommend this book and give it my full endorsement. I will be using it as a reference book for years to come. You can purchase Rhonda’s book at the following sites:
Please visit these sites and support a fellow homesteader. Rhonda is doing a tremendous job promoting natural health information and sustainability. I admire her greatly.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week! :-) 

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Tragedy, Headache, Garden, & Miss Priss’ Diet 

Hey y’all! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. We sure are! It is a little hot today, but it has been very nice until today.
We had a tragedy on the homestead Sunday. Snowflake, our 5 month old baby goat, has been sickly all of her short life. Over the past 2 weeks or so I have gotten involved more in her care. It brought back the really sad memories of Kami, another baby goat I took under my wing. As with Kami, nothing we did for Snowflake helped. I hated to see her suffer. I prayed and asked God to heal or help me heal her, or to just let her go to sleep peacefully. I prayed that prayer Saturday night. Sunday Snowflake left us. It appeared as if she just went to sleep. It was very sad. God answered my prayer, but it was still hard.
A friend recommended that I blog about my headache experience from last week. I thought it was a good idea, so here goes. Sunday, September 25th I awoke in the early morning hours with a headache. I used to have headaches really bad before learning how to eat properly and supplement. This particular morning it was bad. I applied peppermint oil to my head, which usually works. It didn’t this time. I knew I had church and needed to be able to function there. I play the keyboard and sing, so it’s important to be able to think.
I resorted to the unthinkable. In those early hours I took a half of a migraine pain killer. It did nothing. I took 2 more halves over 2 or 3 hours. None of them did any good.I made it through church, came home and ate, and went to bed. Before I ate I checked my blood pressure because of the pain killers. It was high, so I took 3 blood pressure lowering Ayurvedic herbs over a couple of hours time. I was also taking Magnesium. 
I dealt with this headache until Wednesday. I didn’t take anymore pain killers. Wednesday night I ran 2 or 3 inches of hot water in my bathtub. I added three fourths of a pint of Dead Sea salt to the water and laid in it. I made sure to submerge my head as much as possible. I soaked for 20 to 30 minutes. Then I put my face in it as much as I could. I am not exaggerating when I tell you I got out of the bathtub pain free and haven’t had a headache since. Now I know what to do first thing if I have another headache.
On the gardening end of things, I don’t think I’m going to have a Fall garden after all. My plants aren’t doing well, and I need to work on remineralizing my soil. So, that’s my plan going forward. 
Miss Priss is doing better with her new raw diet. The nice people at BARF World have been very helpful. I think this is a great company. 
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week! ☺️

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Update on the BARF Diet & the IPhone 7

Happy Fall y’all! I hope this finds you well and enjoying your week. We are very much enjoying our cooler temperatures. It’s so nice!
I told you last week that I was transitioning Miss Priss to a raw whole foods diet from a company called BARF World. Well, I thought this would be a much easier transition since she had already been eating some raw food. Quite the contrary, I have had to work at it with her. She is very picky and a “little” spoiled. The good news is she’s eating it with some encouragement. 
BARF World sent what they consider to be the sure fire way to get the dogs to eat the diet. It is liver sprinkles. Of course, with Miss Priss, nothing that is a winner for everyone else will be with her. My sure fire way to get her to eat the food has been putting some coconut oil on it. Also, pan searing for a few seconds has worked. Both methods are recommended by BARF World. So, after a week of experimenting, I think we are on to something.
As you know, the new IPhone 7 has been unveiled. Along with it comes more health concerns. It has no headphone jack, which means a Bluetooth set will be required. This puts the dangerous cancer causing radio frequencies and electromagnetic frequencies right next to the brain. This can only lead to more brain tumors and other cancers.
You have read my opinion and studies on EMFs, so I won’t go back through all of that. I just want to sound another warning to be extremely careful with electronic gadgets. Please keep them out of the hands of children as they disrupt normal growth, cognitive ability, brain maturity, etc., etc., etc., 
If you have a child that is struggling in school or other areas in life, you might want to evaluate his/her exposure to electronics including cell phones, tablets, computers, video games, and television. While electronics are fun and even educational, they are extremely harmful to our health and the proper development of our children.It’s like giving them a snake to play with and hoping it doesn’t bite them. Don’t blame the child if they can’t function properly in school or in life in general. Get to the root of the matter. See what they are being exposed to on a daily basis.
When using.  Cell phones, use speaker as much as possible. Get an air tube headset. Use the phone on as low of power as possible. Use EMF protection on all electronics. Don’t use baby monitors on your babies. These are just a few precautions you can take. Visit and read Dr. Mercola’s articles on this subject. He is more of an expert than I.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week!🙂

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Canning & BARF World 

Hey y’all! Hope everyone is having a good week. Things are pretty good here. It’s getting cooler and that’s worth rejoicing over. :-) 
My dad bought forty pounds of sweet potatoes last week. So, my mom has been freezing some and canning some. I helped slice them, but wasn’t able to do much else. This was Mom’s first time to pressure can anything. 
Mom is planning to can the butter beans and peas that we harvested from our garden this year. We have them frozen now, but since we never know when the electrical grid may go down, we think it wise to can them. We want to start canning everything. It’s just the smart thing to do in light of world affairs.
I have been wanting to transition Miss Priss (my chihuahua) to a raw whole foods diet for some time. I’ve heard podcasts about this and know people who feed it to their dogs. I finally just did it. The food comes from a company called BARF World. Visit their website at My 4 month supply arrived today. So, Miss Priss will have her first meal of it tonight. I’ll let you know how she adjusts. I’m sure she will like it since I have already been feeding her some raw organic beef along the way.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week!🙂

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Hey y’all! How is your week going? Hopefully all is well. It is definitely starting to feel like Fall around here. It’s still hot, but Fall is in the breeze.
My tomato plants are still producing somewhat. The same is true of my cucumbers. I did pull up one of my tomato plants this morning. It was pretty much dead. I left it to decompose in my garden. 
I think I’m going to let my parents plant my Fall plants in their garden so I can remineralize the soil in my garden over the Fall and winter seasons. I need to build my garden up some so my plants don’t drown if we get a lot of rain again next summer.
If you live in our area and are interested, we have some goats for sale. We just have too many and would like to see some of ours go to a good home. You can email me if you are interested. We have a couple of pieces of furniture for sale too, since I’m putting in a pitch.🙂 We have a glass top dining table with 6 chairs and a computer desk. Again, email if you are interested.
We’ll get back to health later. If you have any organic gardening tips you would like to share, please feel free to do so. I have been listening to the Organic Gardener Podcast, which is very interesting and helpful. I highly recommend this podcast.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at Have a healthy and blessed week!🙂