Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dandelion root tea

I am always looking for good natural detox solutions from all the crap I put in my body on a regular bases. Not to mention the fact that I am riddled with cysts. I came across a study that claims dandelion roots act as a detox for your liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, just about your entire system. A laboratory in Canada discovered that dandelion root eradicates cancerous cell without harming other tissue. Studies also revealed that the detox effects also 'cured' arthritis, anxiety, melanoma, many blood and bone diseases.
I am sure that this wondrous magical wish making plant from my youth is more than just a weed. So after discovery that you can harvest the roots and make tea I had to try it. I dug up dandelions and cut off the root. Scrub the root clean, blend in the magic bullet, steep blended dandelion root in boiling hot water for ten minutes. Enjoy!!!
It taste like parsnip broth. Drink plain or add honey, ginger, or sugar.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wine charm

Use bracelets to mark wine glasses.
This is a great idea, I am a genius!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Super hero mask

I drew this mask on Brodie with marker. Wash off with rubbing alcohol.
Fun and easy face art for your little super hero.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chicken coop

My dear friend Joe is a framer and bless his soul, he is helping me with my mobile chicken coop. My Father-in-law just tore out some was in his house and had available wood to use. My husband Kyle, helps us by stopping us from over thinking things.

Every weekend Joe stops by and donates a hour or two of his free time to helping me.
It is turning out way bigger than we originally planned. However, we have little tractor tires that we are putting on it so it should still be pretty easy to push around the property.

I am beyond excited with the way it is turning out. All of it so far has been made with free or donated material. I did misplace the hinges I thought I had so I may be buying some.
The ten chickens, feed, gravel, water container, feed tray, and heat lamp all cost $70.

I heard to use pine so I'm using 100% pine cat litter and it is working really well.
I moved the chickens in today. Now all we need is the wheels on next weekend and will be ready to graze in protection. For now they are still too little to go out so it does not really need wheels yet. The chicks are four weeks old today.


Veggie overload Thai delight

Sauté sliced and diced veggies. Add sauce. We mix the sauces and fix it up to our own liking aka spicier. Start with the Thai sauce and go from there. A little of this and a little of that. Serve over rice or noodles.