Category Archives: Personal Care

Coltsfoot-Flowers and Flower Stems

The first flowers of spring locally have arrived, our Coltsfoot is up and in full flower, the flowers rise out of the ground on them stems coming many weeks before the leaves will show themselves. I picked a full cup … Continue reading

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Thusday- Health Day update..

Well, this week I got in two new cookbooks to give me a helping hand on figuring out interesting and tasty meals, I got Paleo comfort foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield and Primal Blueprint quick and easy meals, The … Continue reading

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Day off the farm taking in a seminar..

As I watched the snow come down and down yesterday and last night, I was not looking forward to getting up bright an early to get to my seminars and many folks didn’t make it.. The seminar itself was run … Continue reading

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Dehydrated..hmmm..

So yesterday I went to get a little extra professional help in regards to looking into a couple different things healthwise in regards to our continued journey towards hopefully someday having a little one. What I learned was interesting and … Continue reading

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Why I lose more weight in winter..

I almost titled this freeze your buns, cause I am so excited that being Nov 1st, I can turn on the heat at least a little, I turn the heaters off in the spring and try very hard to not … Continue reading

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Salve Making-Balm of Gilead Follow Up..

As some of the blog members might remember I was on a cottonwood bud hunt this early winter to make a healing salve normally called Balm of Gilead, well it was time to make it into the salve for winter … Continue reading

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Restocking or stocking the basic’s in your home health care kit.

Well, I could not help but notice that while sick and then having DH having plant rash’s plus cutting my foot up this week that my stock of supplies was in need of a topping up, things has been taken … Continue reading

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Coltsfoot-Flowers and Flower Stems

The first flowers of spring locally have arrived, our Coltsfoot is up and in full flower, the flowers rise out of the ground on them stems coming many weeks before the leaves will show themselves. I picked a full cup … Continue reading

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Balm of Gilead

Balm of Gilead or Cottonwood Salve or oil The Buds are used in ointments and skin treatments to reduce pain and inflammation, and to ease rheumatic pain. Salicin, a major constituent of this plant, is a painkiller, while bisabolol in … Continue reading

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Dry itchy Scalp..ahhh winter hair care.

Well, the past couple days my head has been itchy, and the flakes are falling as fast as the snow outside.. Something had to be done.. This is what I call the cheapest hair care you can get.. so here … Continue reading

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