Healthy Living

Things We’re Doing to Prevent Corona

We are living in unprecedented times. We are definitely in uncharted waters, but in the midst of the storm, we know that God is in full control. Nothing escapes His attention. I believe in trusting Him and having faith in Him, and I do. I also believe that faith without works is dead. That’s as much Bible as anything. So,as my family and I trust God and have faith in Him to protect us, here are some things we’re doing to do our part.

We have ramped up our supplementation. We are taking Vitamin C, Zinc, Elderberry, Vitamin D3, along with our regular supplements. I also recommend Echinacea. We are also using essential oils such as Eden’s Garden Fighting Five and Young Living Thieves. We made our own hand sanitizer with these oils and a couple other ingredients.

If anyone in our home has to go out in public for any reason, we all do an oil steam treatment. We put 2 or 3 drops of oregano or peppermint oil in a boiler with water and heat until there is steam. We create a tent with a towel over our head as we stand over the steaming boiler. We breathe the steam and oil. They say heat kills this virus, so we hope the steam up our nose will kill any germs. We do this for 5 minutes. My grandfather, who is eighty-seven, loves this treatment. He says he is going to keep doing it after the virus is over. He said it has expanded his lung capacity.

We are practicing the fifteen day stay at home request made by President Trump. We only leave our home when necessary. We do grocery pickup. By the way, Walmart in our town did an excellent job on our first ever grocery pickup. We are also scheduled for a pickup at Kroger and hope it goes as well as that one did.

We have accomplished a lot on the homestead. The gardens are almost ready to plant…some stuff has already been planted. We’ve stayed busy and enjoyed our time. If it wasn’t for the fear of the virus, I would say it’s ok to stay like this. But, I don’t like having to worry about getting sick. I personally sanitize every item entering our house before it goes in the door. That includes mail, groceries, deliveries, etc. That part I don’t like. I would rather not have to worry about that. Other than that, I feel safe on our homestead.

I hope you are well and doing all you can to stop the spread of this virus. Those of you who are blessed to live on farms, enjoy this time working on the farm. Get outside and get your hands dirty and your bare feet on the ground. Grounding is great for the immune system. Sunshine is also very important. Have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

Update on the Goats & the Healing Power of Bone Broth & Aloe Vera Juice

It’s exciting times at the barn. We have had 2 sets of babies born so far and we have 2 more goats yet to kid. We have 3 bucklings and 1 doling. They are all so cute and so friendly. They are going to make someone some great goats. Yes, we will have to sell them when they get old enough. That’s the sad part.

My dad bought a doling and a buckling at the goat sale a few weeks ago to resell. We try not to get attached to goats like that. These poor goats were pitiful. If I could meet their former owners it would not be pretty. Anyway, we nursed them to health and got them looking good. The doling has been in the main barn where I would get attached. I feel for the less fortunate and mistreated, so naturally I went out of my way for her. Well, a month or so back my dad was working in AR and a man there wanted to buy her. Dad went back to AR this week and took her. I was sad to see her go, but I was hoping she would go to a good home. Dad said her new owners text him a picture of the goat in the people’s house following them around. The man said she is house broke…she goes out to potty with the dogs. Lol! So, I guess she got a good home.

We have had 3 days of sunshine this week! That has been awesome! It’s been beautiful. We have been working in flower beds and garden. Our seeds have all sprouted and will soon be ready to plant. We just need the rain to go away for a while.

Somewhere around September and October of last year I started having pain in my chest and back. I felt like it was digestive, but naturally there is anxiety thinking it’s your heart. I dealt with it until a couple weeks ago until anxiety got the best of me. I went to the doctor to get peace of mind. He listened to me and assured me it wasn’t my heart. He said he would do an EKG to be sure. He did and nothing was wrong. He said it was GERD and took blood to check for h-pylori. I tested negative for h-pylori. He wanted me on 2 antibiotics and a proton pump inhibiter before he even knew if I had h-pylori or not. I talked him out of that and I’m glad since I didn’t have it. I didn’t take any prescription drugs. I started drinking 8oz of bone broth every day and 2 or 3 ounces of aloe vera juice. I also got down to business muscle testing myself and correcting imbalances in my body. Within a week, I was much better.

I highly recommend bone broth for whatever ails you. It is amazing! We make our own, but we keep some organic premade that you can buy in the store in case we run out. It’s good for you even if you’re not sick.

Aloe vera juice is also great. I had a stomach formula by Aloe Life that worked great. When it ran out I used a stomach formula by Lilly of the Desert.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

Update on the Farm

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, but I wanted to update you on the happenings on the farm.

Our first 2 babies of 2020 were born on February 3rd to Effie. Those who have followed me for a while know that Effie is our special goat. For those who are new, Effie was born in 2016 and her mom wouldn’t nurse her. My mom raised her on a bottle. So, she is our baby. Anyway, she birthed a doe and a buck. This is her 3rd set of kids, all of which have been a doe and a buck. The birth went well and the kids are great. We actually bought a baby monitor so we can see them from our house. We’ll use it to keep watch on our expectant does as their time to birth gets closer.

It is raining a lot here. We tramp through mud to do our chores. We have started our seeds for our garden, but it looks like we’re in for a lot of rain this year. I hope we can have a good garden, but we need a break in the rain.

Our next doe is due to give birth next week, February 13th. I’ll try to keep you posted. Have a healthy and blessed week!