Organic Makeup

Organic Makeup is one of the first things I switched to after learning about the cosmetics industry’s heavy use of preservatives and  toxic fragrances.   Cosmetics are some of the least regulated consumer products.  “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, cosmetics and their ingredients are not required to undergo approval before they are sold to the public. … This means that manufacturers […]

By |March 17th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|0 Comments

Corn Husking

Last week I had an extraordinary experience.  My grandson spotted corn, in full husk in the refrigerator.  He immediately dove for them.  There were 8 cobs. I had paid $2 for all of them. We took them out to the back porch and put them on the floor. He knew exactly what to do. He pulled the husks off in a calm and methodical way. […]

By |March 15th, 2012|Babies and Children, Farm Life, Green Living|0 Comments

Natural Remedy for Fever

Belladonna is a great remedy for fever. Of course, a doctor should be consulted anytime the parent feels like condition is serious enough.  One of the great things about homeopathic remedies is that they work quickly, especially for acute situations.  That is, if you have selected the correct remedy.  Belladonna should always be considered for a fever when:

~given at first stages of a fever

~there is […]

By |March 14th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Homeopathy|2 Comments

Pulsatilla for Colds

Pulsatilla is my favorite homeopathic remedy for colds and congestion.  About 4 years ago I was looking into natural healing with my first son.  He had colic as a little newborn and we did not have the most pleasant breastfeeding experience.  I stuck it out, but that is how I first learned about homeopathy.  I was researching all sorts of things and I would stumble […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Homeopathy|3 Comments

Nourishing Herbs during Pregnancy

My first son was a colicky baby and I had a lot of random things go wrong during my pregnancy.  So for my second pregnancy I did a little reading up on nourishing herbs to take during pregnancy. Here is a list of the herbs I took during my second pregnancy. These are very safe and healthy for pregnant women. They are full of vitamins […]

By |March 11th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Green Living, Herbs, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Little boys raiding the chicken coop

It doesn’t take much for little boys to jump in a chicken coop.  I think they would take the chance whenever the opportunity presents itself.  Like today.  The little boys climbed in and we encouraged them to nudge the little chicks to fly out of the coup.  It didn’t take much nudging, those little chicks were jumping out as fast as possible.  It was pretty […]

By |March 10th, 2012|Chickens, Farm Life, Green Living|0 Comments

Nubian goats as pets

About 3 years ago, I decided I wanted to buy some goats.  We didn’t even have any pets at the time.  No fish, no turtle, no dog.  One day after John’s class (he was in grad school) our little family went on goat finding adventure. We loaded up my dad’s truck, hooked up his horse trailer, and headed up to North Florida to pick up […]

By |March 9th, 2012|Farm Life, Goats, Green Living|0 Comments

Is this a Rooster?

Like I said in an earlier post, I think that we may have 2 roosters amongst our 13 chicks.  Two of the chicks were very loud chirpers when they were small (much like my 2 boys) and I have heard that that could indicate a male bird.  Now that they are bigger, these 2 chicks are developing the red “things” on top of their little […]

By |March 9th, 2012|Chickens, Farm Life, Green Living|5 Comments

The Chick Update

It has been a few weeks since the chicks arrived and I thought it would be nice to give everyone a chick update.  They are doing great! They love all the space in the coop and they are getting so big.  They weather has been mild in Florida this winter, so the chicks have had no problem being outside.  I think all the sunshine is […]

By |March 8th, 2012|Chickens, Farm Life, Green Living|0 Comments

Little Carriage Ride

The boys had an impromptu carriage ride the other day – hence the underwear.  They were playing in a little pool and a friendly 4H girl stopped by with her mini horse and buggy.  It was pretty cute and the boys had a blast.  My 2 year old was a little upset that he was not included, but he got over it pretty quick.  We […]

By |March 7th, 2012|Carriage Riding, Farm Life, Green Living|0 Comments