Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vote for White House Farmer

Back when I homeschooled the kids we did a unit study on government and presidents. One day the kids asked me if I met the President what would I want to say. I told them I thought the President should encourage everyone to be more self-sufficient and grow their own food, even if it is a small bit in a container garden on a porch.

Well, today I came across this grassroots idea in a link through the Wilderness Awareness School where I took my first nature correspondence course.

It is Vote for the White House Farmer. There are more than 100 nominees. I have not had a chance to look through them all, but I recognize a few whose books I've read. It's going to be a hard choice to pick one.

Basically the idea is to replace all the lawns with edible landscaping/gardens that would feed the White House and also food banks. I think it is a great idea and would show an example for people to get back to providing at least a little bit for themselves. Fresh homegrown food always tastes better!

Take a look at the site and if you have any comments send them my way. I would love to hear what you think. Oh, and voting ends Jan 31. Only a few days left.

Happy healthy eating....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Working on a Website

As I near the last few phases of my book I am also getting my website ready. There is a lot to learn when you've never made your own website before, but I'm having a lot of fun!

I have enjoyed this whole process, even getting a cold/flu twice during this has given me time to get to know these herbs and how they work. Herbs have so many wonderful qualities and so many healing qualities. The first cold I had back in November I treated totally herbally. This second time around the only over-the-counter medicine I took was a bit of Chloroseptic before going to bed to numb the tickle in my throat. I learned Yarrow tincture sprayed on the throat is really good, but I didn't have any on hand to try.

Off to work on my website...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Back on Track

Well, unforseen circumstances, holidays and a computer crash interrupted my blog. I am getting back on track this month. My research is coming along. I have had a cold again and have used more of the herbs I have been studying.

Coltsfoot for coughing. I used this in the evening before going to bed and it calmed my cough so I could sleep.

Mullein for the lungs and lymph. I used mullein tincture by applying it all over my neck where the lymph glands were clogged. I also took it internally.

Other family members have since caught the cold and have tried Vick's Vapor Rub on their feet, covered with socks and gone to bed overnight. They said it really did work.

My goal is to get my ebook done in a few weeks before the flu season hits hard. There are many wonderful healing herbs that help the body fight colds and flus.