So, here we are with another day of the polar vortex. Honestly, I'm getting use to it.(gasp!) I've gotten the chores pretty well figured out, I know what to wear to keep me warm, and I know how much wood to bring into the house at night. I also believe my body had gotten use to the temps. It's now 56 degrees in the house and I'm setting here in lounge pants and short sleeves. If I start to get a little cold, I just put on a sweat shirt. No big deal. I actually got hot the other day. I looked at the thermometer and it said it was 67 degrees. Phew! Start shedding the layers! lol I think the animals are getting use to it also. The goats are venturing out to the hay hoop and actually not complaining to me when I go out. They look like big, giant, fur balls. They are funny looking.
Ok, change of subject!!!! LOL
The other day I was reading a blog (I can't remember which one. Sorry.). It was about the difference between book knowledge and physical knowledge. This has been a kind of a sore spot for me. I know so many people that act like they know things about farming and homesteading but they haven't actually done it. Just because you have read about how to do something doesn't mean you know how to do it. That's where "actually doing it" comes in. Now I'm not saying I know everything, my goodness no! In fact, I'm learning things everyday! But, it just gets to me when people try to tell me I'm doing things wrong when they are not actually doing the things themselves. Reading and doing are WAY different. Reading about things is a very good place to start. In fact, it's important that you look up how to do things. I do this myself. But, there still is a BIG difference in reading and doing. I don't even mind suggestions from people who have read how to do something. But, don't tell me I'm completely wrong, unless you have actually done it. Ok, my small rant is over. :0)
Now, after going on my little rant, I'm wanting to try different things that I've read about. For instance, Hubby had a runny nose and a very sore throat this weekend. I read about a home remedy for this. And guess what? It actually worked!!!!! So if you are wanting to try it, here is the recipe.
SORE THROAT TEA
a coffee cup of hot water
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
a dash of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of lemon juice. (I didn't have any lemon juice so I just left it out. It worked just as well.)
Mix together and enjoy!
Hubby couldn't believer how much better his throat felt. It didn't hurt again that whole night. In fact, it didn't hurt again! WOW! Now I really want to try a LOT more homemade remedies. I guess I'll have to read up on them. :0)
Do you have any home remedies that you like?
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, read abouter and doer.