Healthy Living

Quick Visit 

I hope you have had a great week. We are still having rain, but we have had some beautiful days as well.
My gardening experiment is on hold at the moment. Some people are telling me that it isn’t wise to use sawdust in my garden. I had heard it was good for remineralization of the soil. If any of you have any input on this, please let me know. I’m still going to plant an organic garden, but I might just do it in the soil as it is.
I will catch you again later. For more information about Homestead Nutrition or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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Gardening Underway 

I had to jump on and let you know my garden is getting underway. My dad began tilling the soil today. I purchased heirloom tomatoes and organic kale, carrot, broccoli, radish, cucumber, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, cayenne pepper seeds. We planted them in starter containers and as soon as they and the soil in my garden are ready, we will put them in the ground. I’m excited to see how it all turns out. 🙂
I will keep you posted on the progress. By the way, Effie started drinking her bottle again. We have dropped her back to 2 bottles a day now since she is eating food good. Ok, have a great weekend! 🙂 

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Bad to the Last Drop 

I hope everyone is doing well and you have had a great week. We have had lots of rain in Mississippi. We have thought we might need to build an ark if things do not change. 🙂 Due to the rain, and the fact that I don’t have any sawdust yet, I have not been able to start my garden experiment. Hopefully I can get that underway soon.
Regarding news from the barn, Effie, our bottle fed baby goat has begun refusing her bottle. She started at 4 bottles a day and then was reduced to 3 bottles a day. At 2 months of age, we were planning  to reduce the bottles to 2 a day. This week on Monday, we fed Effie some raisins. That is a trick we learned to help frightened goats become more friendly. Of course, Effie is very friendly, but we were feeding the others, so we shared with her also. We do not know if that is a factor or not, but since then she has taken very few bottles. She is eating good and grazing. So, my opinion is that she weened herself and saved us the trouble. 🙂 Seriously, we really don’t know what happened. If you have any thoughts on this, let me know.
In relation to health, I was going to write about the dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup, and again, I have found so much information that I can’t share it all. I am going to simply give you a couple of links and let you do your homework for yourself. Just like MSG, which we talked about before, HFCS is a health destroying agent. It is in most, if not all, processed foods. It is in drinks including fruit drinks and dairy products. This is why it is so very important to READ LABELS! If you know the dangers, then reading will help you avoid the problems these food additives will bring.Here are the links:
http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/05/13/5-reasonshighfructosecornsyrupwillkillyou
High-Fructose Corn Syrup eBook – Mercola.com 

I hope this information is helpful to you. For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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Quick Visit 

I wanted to jump on here quickly and share the Mississippi version of snow. 🙂 The photo you will see at the end of this is hail in our yard this morning. In some areas around us it was piled up on the roadside like snow.
Also, the photo I shared in my blog yesterday was my office as it is now. I will share more photos as we work on my garden/flower beds. I thought this info was included in my comments yesterday, but I’m learning that technology has a mind of its own. It “corrects” things as it thinks they should be even if that’s not what I meant. 🙂 
Ok, gotta run. Have a good evening!
  

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Smoothies, Garden Plans, & More 

I hope you have had a healthy and blessed week. I am blogging a day early this week due to conflicting schedules for tomorrow. I have visited a couple of times this week with pictures from our homestead and news from the barn. Today I am just going to ramble a bit.
I have been making some really delicious smoothies. I have grown to enjoy a good smoothie for breakfast most mornings. Here are some of the foods I throw in. I use organic coconut milk for my liquid.  I also use a very small amount of organic grapefruit juice. I was using Greek yogurt until I heard how much sugar is in it. I am not fond of dairy products from a health prospective anyway. I throw in some organic spinach, Kale, carrots, butter nut squash, mandarin oranges, pineapple, apple, banana, strawberries, blueberries, dates, coconut, oats, jcama, and anything else that gets in my way. 🙂 I blend all of this together and it makes a delicious smoothie. Let me know if you try it. For some really good smoothie recipes visit greenblender.com.
I have a small flower bed area in front of my small office here on the homestead. Last year My mom and I planted herbs in it. They didn’t do well, so this year I am planning to plant some vegetables and maybe some fruit trees. I am sure I will also plant a few herbs again. I am going to be experimenting with soil remineralization. I will write more about this as I go along. Right now, it’s just an idea I am experimenting with.

For more information about me, Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather if it has arrived in your neck of the woods. 🙂 Have a healthy and blessed week! 

 

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