Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hello there. I've been missing in action the past couple of months, I know. I'm starting to feel like the boy who cried wolf, so I won't even say that I'm going to do better, or get motivated or any of that. lol It just is what it is. And today it's rainy -- a soft rain, thankfully -- and I have a touch of a cold,. so I am more than happy to stay indoors and putter. I'll probably be lying around a bit and maybe even sleeping some. I'm not real sick, and I'd just as soon not get that way. I started drinking Golden Milk when the first sore throat symptoms appeared 3 days ago. It's a mixture of almond or coconut milk with turmeric, ginger, black pepper and honey. A great immune booster. An anti-inflammatory. Anti-oxidant. So not only are the cold symptoms relieved, but my joints aren't hurting either. The osteoarthritis has been one giant flare this summer and fall. It's been a strange year...
The garden wasn't much to speak of this year. Very little canning have I done, except for a few green beans and lots of pickled beets. I have plans to can pinto and Great Northern beans in the near future. I have canned chicken breast too, about 10- 1.5 pint jars. Somebody has some beef roast on sale this week and I might buy some of that and can it too. I have been dehydrating and freezing some mushrooms. In fact the dehydrator is full of the first of the years chicken of the woods right now and I need to jar that up. The dryer is stopped so there are clothes to fold. Something about today reminds me of that wonderful song by Carrie Newcomer, Holy As A Day Is Spent: