I want to say right off the bat, don't EVER worry about this becoming a "health" blog. It's what's really going on in my life right now so I'm blogging about it. lol. Plus, who wants a chubby homesteader telling you how to get healthy? NOT ME! I will post about my progress periodically, just so you'll know how things are going. You guys have been great! Thanks for your support and words of wisdom. (and YES Sista, I would like your recipe for granola!!!!! :) )
To start off the day, I did go for a walk. I walked to our neighbor's property. (No, not the property across the road. Give me some credit. lol) Out here that is a little bit farther than most neighbors. So, for me, it was a nice morning walk. I got a small sweat going on. Of course that could have come with dodging Lily who kept walking in front of me. She is going along just well and find by my side, when all of a sudden, "Squirrel!" She darts out in front of me, almost taking my legs out from under me. Gotta love them pups.
Anyway, as I was walking a DID notice that one of our cows is staying off to herself a bit. That probably means that she will be calving soon. That's good, we only have one little baby out there right now and she needs a playmate.
Another thing I found as I was walking is the herb Yarrow. I've been looking for this root along the roadways for a couple years now. I found some last year across the road, but when I went to get it, someone had already dug it up! Well, a guess someone else knows of it's medicinal values. This yarrow, my friend, is on MY property. And, as soon as I can get a container ready to put it in, IT'S MINE! ALL MINE!!!!(insert evil laugh here)
I'm new at this herbal stuff, but I'm willing to learn. I heard yarrow is used for a lot of things. When I know more and am more confident about posting about it, I will. That's my new "adventure" right now. Learning about herbs and their purposes. I met a midwife this past weekend. She was soooo interesting. I've been looking for someone like her for sometime now. She is the(in my eyes) the ultimate homesteader. She REALLY lives off of her land. She has about 250 acres that they are building a house on. And when I say they, I mean her and her husband and their 7 kids. Oh, and one on the way. Ya, she has her own work force. lol. Anyway, this lady produces at least 90 percent of the stuff that they eat. She even grows the grains for her breads and things. Yes, she's the real thing. And to make it even nicer, she only lives a short trip down the road from me. Yippy!!!!!! Anyways, she is going to be teaching me all kinds of things about herbs and natural medican. I'm really looking forward to it. Now I can have someone actually SHOW me how to use the herbs and not just read about how to do to.
Well, I've rambled enough for now.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, on a mission.