Healthy Living

Tomatoes, New Direction, Natural Health 

Happy Thursday, y’all! I Hope you are staying cool and enjoying your summer. Our temperature was in the 80s Tuesday, but the humidity takes away from any break in temperature. We have been getting a little rain along the way which is a blessing to the gardens.
Speaking of the gardens, one of my tomato plants has 6 tomatoes on it. Another has 3 and another 1. I only have one plant with no tomatoes. It’s kind of small. Everything else is growing, but no produce has appeared yet.
I am not sure if I have mentioned before that I was working part-time at a Christian school. I was trying to make extra money while establishing Homestead Nutrition. Well, I am officially no longer employed at the school. They hired someone else for next year. So, I am going full-time working toward making Homestead Nutrition a business that can financially support me. I mentioned last week that I hope to have a website soon. I also hope to advertise in local newspapers. So, if you know people in the MS, LA, AL, AR areas who would like to visit a Naturopathic doctor who specializes in the use of energy healing, please share my information with them.
I do a form of energy work called the Body Code, where we identify and correct the different imbalances that cause all kinds of physical and emotional problems for people.A lot of it deals with the health of the energy body where we release trapped emotional energies (think emotional baggage) and correct blocked chakras and meridians and such. There is a physical side as well, where we look for things like toxins, nutritional deficiencies, and structural imbalances and address those according to whatever the client’s body needs. Basically, this work is all about removing imbalance in order to make conditions right for the body to heal itself.
I am a Christian, so I keep this within the parameters of what God would have me do. It is not witchcraft as some would say. I am the first to give all glory to God. I am nothing and I can do nothing without Him.
I hope this gives you more of an idea of what I do and what Homestead Nutrition is all about. I simply want to help people. The medical field is not helping much because they are only out to get rich. In fact, medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. That’s unacceptable. We, in natural health are far out numbered, but I want to do my part to help people and get good information out to lead them in the right direction.
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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News from the Barn & Garden

Happy Thursday y’all! Hope you are having a great week. It is still very hot here. We are just doing our best to make the best of it. 🙂
As I shared on Saturday, we had a new baby goat born that morning. She is living up to her name, Frisky. We have her and her mother, Patches, in our small pasture behind our barn. This is also where our chicken house is. We have an opening in the small pasture fence just big enough for the chickens to go into the larger pasture to forage. Well, Frisky found the opening. She was in the larger pasture this morning and couldn’t find her way back. We went into town this morning for a bit and when we returned home she was in there again. 🙂
My dad purchased a baby buck yesterday. He wants to produce spotted goats since they bring more profit. This little guy is black with white splashes on him. Hence, his name, Splash. The only problem with Splash is that he is a bottle fed baby. We thought we were finished bottle feeding when we weened Effie. 🙂 Poor little guy, he has cried himself hoarse. You can’t help but feel sorry for him. He will adjust to his new surroundings soon, I hope.
On the gardening front, one of my tomato plants has 3 tiny tomatoes starting to grow! My carrot plants, broccoli plants, Kale, and cucumbers are looking good. We finally planted my tiny pepper plants in the ground. They are looking ok, but they are very small.
Our family garden is doing great. We have lived here for fifteen years, and I don’t remember the garden doing this well. We covered it with goat and probably chicken manure last Fall I believe. Not exactly sure of the timing, but that’s what we did. It has made the difference.  
My little garden didn’t get the manure because I didn’t know what I would be doing with it this year. I plan to be sure it gets it this year as well as wood chips, dead leaves, etc.
As I posted yesterday, you can follow my blog on Bloglovin now. This may be more convenient for some. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends. Hopefully, I will have a website coming soon. Keep your eyes open for that.
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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New Baby Goat 

I had to jump on here and share the news and a couple of photos of our new baby girl born this morning! This is Patches’ first baby. Patches has been grass fed and her baby girl is very lively. Within an hour of birth, she had already been exploring outside the barn. She’s very friendly also. I believe this is because her mother was grass fed. My mom has already named her Frisky. 🙂 Enjoy the pics!

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Too Hot to Think 

Happy Friday everyone! I hope all of you are well and cooler than we are. I am a day late in writing this blog post. My reason? It’s too hot to think.
The high today in Brookhaven, MS, is 97 degrees. Our thermometer registered 102 degrees just before I began typing. We try to be frugal on our air condition use, so we are burning up. I’m jealous of all of you who live in cooler climates. 
I have been thinking a lot about prepping lately. I realize that nothing in this world is stable anymore. Terrorism is running rampant and our leaders are spineless. That’s beside the point since we can’t change them except at the ballot box. What we can do is make sure we are prepared for whatever may happen.
I recommend the American Preppers Network for a great place to learn about preparedness. I personally subscribe to their podcast as well as other prepping podcasts. These podcasts help people to have a plan in the event of an emergency. 
Being frugal with our air condition use is one way we are trying to be prepared. If the grid were hit today, it would be mighty hot for us. So, we try to endure the heat as long as we can before turning on the air conditioner. I’m not going to get into major prepping ideas today, it’s too hot. 🙂 I may talk more about it later. It is definitely something we all need to be considering.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week! Oh, and cool too. 🙂 

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Visit to Mansfield 

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Here at our homestead the garden is growing and beginning to produce. The canning is about to begin. My little garden is growing, but not producing yet. I don’t think it is getting enough sun, but hopefully it will produce soon. It is very hot here now. We have already seen ninety-three degree temps. That is good for the garden, but tough on the laborers in the garden.
My family and I and Miss Priss left Saturday for our visit to Mansfield, Missouri. We drove to Conway, Arkansas where we stayed Saturday night. Sunday morning we got on Highway 9, a scenic drive through the Ozark mountains. We twisted and turned our way all the way to Mountain View, Arkansas. We have visited Mountain View 2 or 3 times and really enjoy it. We wanted to revisit the old fashioned soda fountain and Melon’s Country Store, but since it was Sunday, everything was closed.
We twisted and turned our way on to Calico Rock, Arkansas. Here we had a picnic beside the White River and the railroad tracks where several years ago we took a scenic train ride from Mountain View to Calico Rock. We had our pictures taken in the HUGE rocking chair across the street. Again, because it was Sunday, everything was closed.
From Calico Rock we twisted and turned on into Missouri. We reached Ava, Missouri which is where we planned to stay. We decided to drive the thirteen miles on in to Mansfield to see if we could stay there. There was not really anything. So, we kind of scouted the town to make plans for Monday.
On our drive from Ava to Mansfield we saw a sign for a roadside park. We decided to stop and stretch our legs a bit. Little did we know, it was one of the coolest roadside parks ever. The creek flows across the road as you drive in to the park. By now you know my obsession with creeks. This was a very pretty place. The water was freezing cold. We fell in love with this neat little spot. 
On Monday morning we visited Baker’s Creek Seed Company. This is a very neat place I found when googling organic restaurants in Mansfield. The seed company has a pioneer village set up for tours. They have the seed store with only heirloom seeds, the old fashion bakery, the apothecary, the old fashion restaurant and hotel, etc. They have chickens, peacocks, goats, donkey, etc. They have herb gardens and huge vegetable gardens. Everything is heirloom and organic. The restaurant serves vegan food and it was delicious. Needless to say, I fell in love with this place. We bought a lot of seeds and got their catalog to order more. I hope to go back there some day.
Next we visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder home and museum. We had been there once before, but since then they have built a new museum and bookstore. They are planning to remove the old museum and bookstore and build a replica of the Wilder’s barn which stood in that spot when the Wilders lived there.The farm house is so neat. I really enjoyed it. We were also able to visit the Rock house that Rose built for her parents in 1928. They lived there for 8 years until they became homesick for the farmhouse. Laura wrote the first 4 Little House books in the Rock house. She wrote the remaining 5 in the farmhouse. We saw the desk where they were written. It’s all so neat.
We had extra time on Sunday to go visit the graves of the Wilders. We had planned to do this on Monday, but I’m glad we went earlier. We noticed little rocks and pennies laying all over the headstones of Laura, Almanzo, and Rose. I had no idea what that meant, but I also placed a rock on Laura’s headstone. I then googled it and found that it is a gesture of honor and respect. We also noticed pens on the headstone. I thought that was neat also, so on Monday, we bought pencils and went back and placed them on the headstone. Laura wrote the books with pencil and tablet (paper tablet, not IPad tablet). 🙂  
We started back toward home Monday evening. Along the way we stopped to visit Spring River in Arkansas. It’s a spring that pumps 9.7 million gallons of water per minute. It’s a neat place. 
We traveled home on the back roads. We like scenic roads. We got so scenic that it became gravel. 🙂 It was a neat drive.
We saw first hand why we choose to eat organic. We sat on the side of the road in the delta region of Mississippi and watched the chemical loaded tanker trucks come and load the airplanes who in turn go release the poisonous chemicals onto the crops. We. Even passed a Monsanto building. It will make you pretty angry to see this in action. 
I’m going to try to post photos in order of what I have written. Hope you have enjoyed our trip. I highly recommend Mansfield if you are looking for a relaxing trip back in time. 
For more information on Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week! 🙂

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