Friday, October 16, 2015

Feeling Under the Weather?

Whenever I hear friends and co-workers say that they aren’t feeling well I immediately mention to them about a great bath that I take several times a month.

This bath is a tried & true bath, for my family at least.  

It’s really easy, only has 2-3 main ingredients.  Start with bath water as hot as you can stand it.  To it add:

- 2 Cups Epsom salts
- 1-2 Cups Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Cup Baking Soda (optional, but does help with the PH of the water and your body, individuals with edema, liver disease, kidney disease, or high blood pressure should use caution if using baking soda as it does contain sodium.)

You can also add a few drops your own essential oils mix depending on whether you are under the weather or stressed out.

I also like to put on some relaxing music, and try to mediate or close my mind off.

Stay in the bath until you are sweating it out or until the water cools down.  Then rinse in a cool to luke warm shower.  Try not to use any body soap or shampoo that isn’t natural as well.

That’s it.  I do recommend that you drink lots of water the day you plan on doing this and make sure you drink lots of water after you’ve taken it.  Also, have a light meal during the day as well if you don’t eat anything this bath may make you feel dizzy and light headed.

I am normally exhausted by the time I’ve taken this bath so I take mine just before bedtime.  By the next morning I am usually feeling a lot better.

M & S
Uptown Grange

Sunday, October 11, 2015

2015 Fall Garden & Update

Please excuse my absence.

On to our fall garden update.  The Garden Lasagna is still brewing away, we haven't seen much breakdown yet.  For some reason I don't think we will be able to plant in these beds until it's time for our spring planting.  

The side yard where our girls were has been growing, some plants and doing what they are supposed to be doing, while others are dragging their to speak.  Everything is up, just not moving at the pace that I wish they would grow.

The Asian Long Beans are doing very well.  The Hubs created a little fence to put between the rows so that the beans have something to climb on.  

We had some plants come up that we know we didn't plant.  We scratched our head one night when we were weeding because we kept seeing these plants.  The Hubs says "How did these get here?" Me: "I don't know".... ding ding ding ....we used to feed our girls tomatoes from the garden that the wild birds got to, so our girls sort of left us something behind for us to enjoy.  There are about 20 tomato plants mixed in our garden, hopefully we will have some fresh tomatoes this winter in addition to our other crops.

Monday will be a busy day planting the cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, green beans, broccoli.  It should be interesting being two planters down, but we will figure it out.

M & S
Uptown Grange