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Seniors and Old Age Homes

Some Doctors today are right on the ball.

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether, or not, an older person should be put in an old age home?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

“No” he said. “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”

The Important Things in Life??

Howdy folks.

It’s been a while since I shared my thoughts on certain issues, but recent news about our life expectancy taking a hit for the third year has my mind working like a plow in the fields. Now, I’m not one for city talk, but it seems we’re investing a heap of coin in tackling viruses, and rightly so. However, I can’t help but wonder if there’s another crop needing our attention – the relentless weed we call cancer.

I’ve seen kin and neighbours wrestling with this persistent foe. It’s not a sudden storm; it’s more like a shadow that hangs around. Now, I’m no scholar, but if we’re pooling resources to fend off one threat, maybe it’s time to shine a lantern on the path to finding a cure for cancer. After all, a healthy crop needs more than just defence; it needs proactive care.

I appreciate the strides we’re making with vaccines, like reinforcing the homestead against invaders. But, let’s not forget the ongoing battlefields. Cancer is like an old tree stump, demanding patient effort to uproot it. Maybe it’s time we put a bit of that same determination into the fight against this slower, but equally formidable, adversary.

I’m just a simple man, but I’ve learned that a balanced approach is key. You can’t just mend the fences and ignore the orchard. Our health is that orchard, and it deserves attention from both the swift storms and the persistent drizzles.

As the sun sets on another day, I’m sending a message to the decision-makers – let’s sow the seeds of health where they’re needed most. It’s a dance with nature, and we need to waltz with both the quick steps and the steady rhythms.

Wishing for fields of health and prosperity!! GW

Who Needs A Psychiatrist Any Way

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a Psychiatrist and told him I’ve got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there’s somebody under it. I’m scared. I think I’m going crazy.

“Just put yourself in my hands for one year,” said the psychiatrist. “Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”

“How much do you charge”

“Eighty dollars per visit,” replied the doctor.

“I’ll sleep on it and if needed I will come back to you,” I said.

Six months later the Psychiatrist met me on the street.

“Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having” he asked.

“Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new SUV.”

“Is that so!” With a bit of an attitude he said, “and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you”

“He told me to cut the legs off the bed – ain’t nobody under there now!”

Aging & Staying Healthy

There is one item that many take for granted relating to staying healthy. What would that be? Well, here it is.

Think of your body like a machine that needs fuel to run and do its jobs. This fuel comes from the food and drinks you consume. Just like a car needs gasoline to move, your body needs different substances to function properly. One of these substances is taurine.

Taurine is a kind of chemical that your body uses to help it do certain important things. It’s like a helper that supports various functions inside you. One place you might have heard of taurine is in energy drinks. It’s added to these drinks because some people believe it can give you a boost of energy and help you feel more awake.

Now, when you eat or drink something, like food or a beverage, your body takes all the different parts from that stuff and uses them to build and repair itself. Taurine is found naturally in some foods like meat, fish, and dairy products. So, if you want to get taurine into your body, you can eat these kinds of foods.

But remember, taurine is just one of many things your body needs. Caffeine and sugar are also found in energy drinks, and they can give you a temporary burst of energy and make you feel more alert. But it’s important not to overdo it with energy drinks, as too much caffeine and sugar can have negative effects on your health.

So, in simple terms, taurine is a little helper chemical your body needs, and you can get it by eating foods like meat, fish, and dairy products. Just be mindful of how much energy drinks you consume, as they contain taurine along with caffeine and sugar, and moderation is key to staying healthy.

Probiotics From Veggies

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Today, I would like to talk about how fresh vegetables can give you the probiotics you need for a healthy stomach and mind. Seems, though, I have been talking about a lot of things today. Anyway … as we get older, it’s important to take care of ourselves and our digestive systems, and one way to do that is through probiotics.

Now, what are probiotics, you might ask? Well, they’re the good bacteria that live in our gut and help keep our digestive system working properly. They can be found naturally in some foods like yogurt and kefir, but did you know that fresh vegetables can also be a great source of probiotics?

That’s right! Vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles are all fermented foods that are rich in probiotics. Fermentation is a process where the natural bacteria in the food are allowed to grow and multiply, creating a natural source of probiotics.

Not only do probiotics help keep our gut healthy, but they can also have a positive effect on our mental health, especially as we age. Recent studies have shown that a healthy gut microbiome can help reduce the risk of depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline in older adults.

So, how can a person incorporate these probiotic-rich veggies into your diet? Well, it’s simple! You can try making your own fermented veggies at home, or you can purchase them from a local farmer’s market or grocery store.

Here’s a simple recipe for making your own sauerkraut that my wife and I have used for years.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1-2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Shred the cabbage and place it in a large bowl.
  2. Add the sea salt and caraway seeds (if using) and mix well.
  3. Pack the cabbage tightly into a jar or crock, making sure there is no airspace.
  4. Cover the jar with a lid or cloth and let it sit at room temperature for 3–7 days, depending on how sour you like your sauerkraut.
  5. Once it’s ready, store the sauerkraut in the fridge and enjoy!
  6. I will see if I can do up a more detailed way of making it another day.

So there l have it, folks! Fresh vegetables can be a great source of probiotics, and they can help keep our stomach and mind healthy as we age. So the next time you’re at the farmer’s market, be sure to pick up some sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles to add to your diet. Or better yet grow and make your own!!

Food For Your Immune System

As a farmer, I have seen firsthand how growing your own fruits and vegetables can not only save you money, but also help boost your immune system. And let’s be honest, a healthy immune system is more important than ever these days. So, in this blog post, I’ll share some of the best vegetables, fruits, and tomatoes to grow and eat for your immune system.

  1. Kale – Ah, kale. The vegetable that people either love or love to hate. But as a farmer, I can tell you that this leafy green is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrients. It’s packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants that can help support your immune system. Plus, if you grow it yourself, you can feel extra smug about your healthy choices.
  2. Garlic – Sure, it might make your breath smell like you’ve been eating ….. for dinner, but garlic is an immune-boosting superstar. It contains compounds that have antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it a great addition to any dish. And hey, if people don’t want to hang out with you because of your garlic breath …. at least you’ll be healthy.
  3. Tomatoes – Technically a fruit, but let’s not split hairs. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Plus, they’re delicious and versatile. You can eat them raw in a salad, roast them for a delicious sauce, or slice them up and put them on a sandwich. And if you grow your own, you can enjoy the smug satisfaction of knowing that you’re a master gardener.
  4. Berries – Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries…they’re all good for you. Berries are packed with antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage. Plus, they’re sweet and delicious. Who said being healthy had to be boring?
  5. Sweet potatoes – Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable that are loaded with beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for a healthy immune system, so sweet potatoes are a great choice. Plus, they’re delicious and versatile. You can roast them, mash them, or even use them to make fries.

In conclusion, I can tell you that growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to support your immune system. So if you have the room, why not, grow your own food, and bask in the glow of your own awesomeness. If not, take a trip to your farmers market, the farmers will be glad you did, along with your body of course!

Sugar Alternative

Do you use a sweetener called Sucralose to sweeten your foods and drinks?

Now, I know some of you might be thinking that sucralose is a good alternative to sugar, but I’m here to tell you that consuming too much of it can be a real problem for your immune system.

You see, sucralose can decrease the activation of T-cells, which are a crucial part of your immune system. T-cells are like the sheriffs of your body, they’re responsible for finding and destroying harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria.

But if you’re consuming a lot of sucralose, those T-cells might not be able to do their job as well as they should. That means you could be more susceptible to getting sick and having a harder time fighting off infections.

Now, I know some of you might be thinking that you only use a little bit of sucralose here and there, but even small amounts can add up over time. So, it’s important to be mindful of how much you’re consuming.

Instead of using sucralose, try using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. They might have a few more calories, but they won’t mess with your immune system like sucralose can.

In conclusion, it’s important to be mindful of what we’re putting into our bodies. Consuming too much sucralose can have a negative impact on our immune system, which is crucial for our overall health. So, let’s try to limit our use of sucralose and stick to natural sweeteners instead. Stay healthy, GW

Septic Cleaning Time

If you’re living out in the country like my lovely wife and I do here in Northern Ontario, then chances are you’ve got yourself a septic tank. And let me tell you, it’s mighty important to keep that thing clean and well-maintained if you want to avoid any nasty surprises!

Now, I don’t mean to sound like your momma, but you really shouldn’t be dumpin’ any old thing down that septic tank. Sure, it might seem like an easy way to get rid of stuff, but trust me, it ain’t worth the trouble in the long run. You don’t want to be dealin’ with a backed-up septic tank, believe me.

So what kind of things should you avoid dumping down there? Well, for starters, anything that’s not biodegradable. That means no plastics, no chemicals, like bleach and no non-organic materials. Those things won’t break down like the good ol’ natural stuff, and they’ll just clog up your system faster than you can say, “holy crap!”

And speaking of crap, you should also avoid putting any non-human waste down there. No, I ain’t talking about your dog’s poop (although you should really be picking that up anyway!). I’m talkin’ about stuff like , baby wipes, and other personal hygiene products. Those things don’t break down like toilet paper does, and they’ll just build up over time.

Now, if you’re like me, you might be thinkin’, “but why should I bother getting my septic tank cleaned out if I’m not puttin’ anything bad in there?” Well, let me tell you, even if you’re doing everything right, your septic tank is still gonna fill up eventually. And when it does, you’re going to have yourself a mess on your hands. Trust me, you don’t want that.

So how often should you be getting that septic tank cleaned out, you ask? Well, that really depends on a few factors, like how big your tank is, how many people are using it, and how much water you’re using. As a general rule of thumb, though, most folks should be gettin’ their septic tanks pumped every 3-5 years or so. If you’re not sure when the last time yours was pumped, it’s probably a good idea to get it checked out.

And speaking of getting your septic tank pumped, guess what? I just had ours done today! Yup, I called up the local septic tank pumpin’ guy and had ’em come on out. It didn’t take ’em too long, and now I can rest easy knowin’ my septic tank is good as new.

So there you have it, folks. Take it from me, a country boy who’s been dealing with septic tanks his whole life – it’s important to keep that thing clean and well-maintained if you want to avoid any messy problems. So don’t go dumping anything down there that shouldn’t be, and make sure to get it pumped out every few years or so. Trust me, your nose (and your wallet) will thank you in the long run!

Why We Should Return to Doing up Preserves

Here are just a few of what my wife does up every summer.

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I had an email the other day asking me if I had any way of easing the grocery bill a bit. Well, here is what I came up with.

Back in the day, folks like my lovely wife and I relied on preserving our own food to get through the long winter months. My wife would pickle, can, and ferment fruits and vegetables, so we could enjoy them all year round. And let me tell you, it saved us a lot of money. But not only is preserving your own food a great way to save money, it’s also good for your health.

Because when you make your own preserves, you’re in control of what goes into them. That means you can avoid all the extra salt, sugar, and preservatives that are often found in store-bought canned goods. Plus, you can make sure you’re using high-quality ingredients, like fresh, organic produce that is grown right here in Canada. This can help you maintain a healthy diet and reduce your risk of health problems down the road.

Preserving your own food can also help you reduce food waste, the reason being that when you have an abundance of fruits and veggies, it can be tough to use them all up before they go bad. But by canning or pickling them, you can extend their shelf life by months, or even years. This means you can enjoy your favorite foods all year round without having to worry about them spoiling.

And let’s not forget about the satisfaction that comes with making your own preserves. There’s something special about filling up jars with your own homemade jams or pickles. It’s a great way to connect with your food and appreciate the effort that goes into growing and preparing it.

So if you’re looking for a way to save money on food and eat healthier, why not consider making your own preserves. Not only will you be getting back to your roots and embracing a bit of country living, but you’ll also be doing your body and your wallet a favor. So go ahead and give it a try – you might just be surprised at how easy and fun it is! GW

Eating Meat

Some have asked George, what do you think about eating the meat that is out there today? Well, it’s my opinion that it’s important to eat both meat and veggies, especially the fresh organic things that are grown right here in Canada by our hardworking farmers.

First off, meat is a mighty fine source of protein and other important nutrients like iron and vitamin B12. It can help build and repair muscles, keep your immune system strong, and give you plenty of energy to work hard and play harder. But just like with anything, too much of a good thing ain’t always good. Eating too much meat can lead to health problems like heart disease and high cholesterol.

That’s where fresh veggies and fruits come in. They’re packed with all kinds of good stuff, like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Eating plenty of veggies and fruits can help you feel full, give you energy, and keep your body healthy and strong. Plus, they taste darn good, especially when they’re grown right here in Canada by our local farmers.

When you eat veggies and fruits that are in season and grown close to home, you’re supporting your local community and helping to reduce your carbon footprint. That’s because food that’s grown locally doesn’t have to travel as far to get to your plate, which means less fuel is needed to transport it.

Plus, when you buy from Canadian farmers, you know you’re getting food that’s been grown with care and attention to quality. Our farmers work hard to produce the best crops possible, using sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices that protect the land for future generations.

So, for what it’s worth, I feel it’s important to eat meat occasionally to get the protein and nutrients your body needs, but it’s also crucial to eat plenty of fresh veggies and fruits, especially the ones grown right here in Canada. Not only will you be supporting your local community, but you’ll also be doing your part to take care of your health and the environment.

That’s all I have on the subject. GW

A Bit On How I Feel Life Should Be

Here’s a blog post just for you on how to live life to the fullest without worrying about the pressures of daily living, with a bit of humor and some good ol’ country boy wisdom thrown in for good measure.

Life can be tough, can’t it? There’s always something to worry about, whether it’s paying bills, getting ahead at work, or dealing with all the little stresses that come with living in the modern world. But here’s the thing: you don’t have to let all that stuff get you down. You can live life to the fullest, without worrying about all the pressures of daily living. Here’s how:

  1. Stop worrying so dang much

First things first: you gotta stop worrying so much. I know, I know – easier said than done, right? But hear me out. Most of the stuff you worry about never even happens. And even if it does, worrying about it ain’t gonna change nothin’. So take a deep breath, relax, and focus on what’s in front of you right now.

  1. Do what you love

Life’s too dang short to spend it doing stuff you don’t like. So figure out what makes you happy, and do more of that. Whether it’s playing music, hiking in the woods, or just spendin’ time with your friends and family, make time for the things that bring you joy.

  1. Don’t compare yourself to others

It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game. You see someone on social media with a fancy car or a big house, and suddenly you feel like you ain’t good enough. But here’s the thing: you are good enough, just the way you are. So stop comparing yourself to others and focus on being the best dang version of yourself you can be.

  1. Take care of yourself

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important: take care of yourself. That means eating right, gettin’ enough rest, and exercisin’ regularly. When you feel good physically, it’s easier to feel good mentally and emotionally, too.

  1. Embrace the simple things in life

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that bring the most joy. Like watchin’ a beautiful sunset, or sittin’ on the porch with a cold beer and good company. So don’t overlook the simple things in life. They might just be the most important dang things of all.

So there you have it. Five simple ways to live life to the fullest without worryin’ about all the pressures of daily living.

Now go out there and make the most of every dang day!

Honey To The Rescue

Did you know that there are live enzymes in honey?
Did you know that in contact with a metal spoon, these enzymes die? The best way to eat honey is with a wooden spoon, if you can’t find one, use plastic.
Did you know that honey contains a substance that helps your brain work better?
Did you know that honey is one of the rare foods on earth that alone can sustain human life?
Did you know that bees saved people in Africa from starvation?
One spoon of honey is enough to sustain human life for 24 hours?
Did you know that propolis that bees produce is one of the most powerful natural ANTIBIOTICS?
Did you know that honey has no expiration date?
Did you know that the bodies of the great emperors of the world were buried in golden coffins and then covered with honey to prevent putrefaction?
Did you know that the term “HONEY MOON” comes from the fact that newlyweds consumed honey for fertility after the wedding?
Did you know that a bee lives less than 40 days, visits at least 1000 flowers and produces less than a teaspoon of honey, but for her, it is a lifetime?

House Cleaning Years Ago

Farmers in the past had a different way of life compared to what we have today. One of the biggest differences was the way they kept their homes clean and fresh. Without the modern cleaning products and tools, they relied on their resourcefulness and ingenuity to keep their homes clean and free from pests. In this blog post, I will explore how farmers like myself years ago kept their house clean and fresh.

Sweeping and Dusting

Sweeping and dusting were the most common cleaning tasks in rural homes. Farmers used brooms made of twigs, corn husks, or straw to sweep their floors. Dusting was done using a damp cloth, which was dipped in water and wrung out. The cloth was then used to wipe down surfaces, including tables, chairs, and shelves.

Homemade Cleaning Products

Farmers didn’t have access to commercial cleaning products, so they made their own. One popular cleaning solution was made by mixing vinegar and water. This mixture was used to clean windows, mirrors, and countertops. Another homemade cleaning solution was made by mixing lye, water, and fat. This mixture was used to clean clothes and dishes.

Freshening the Air

Farmers kept their homes smelling fresh by using herbs and flowers. They would hang bunches of lavender, rosemary, or mint around the house to keep it smelling sweet. These plants also served as natural insect repellents. Some farmers would also burn dried sage or cedar in the fireplace to freshen the air.

Pest Control

Farmers had to deal with pests like mice, rats, and insects in their homes. They used various methods to keep these pests at bay. One popular method was to sprinkle Boric Acid earth around the baseboards to deter insects. Farmers also kept their homes clean and free from food scraps to prevent pests from being attracted to their homes.

Conclusion

Farmers in the past may not have had the modern cleaning products and tools we have today, but they managed to keep their homes clean and fresh using their resourcefulness and ingenuity. They swept and dusted their homes regularly, made their own cleaning products, freshened the air with herbs and flowers, and practiced pest control. These methods may seem outdated, but they are still effective today and can be used in our homes to keep them clean and fresh.

Vitamin D3

For years, I have emphasized the significance of obtaining vitamin D3 and its ability to safeguard against illnesses such as colds, flu, and other diseases. Here are some facts that I have discovered regarding this matter.

Vitamin D3, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a vital nutrient that is essential for maintaining good health. It plays a critical role in many bodily functions, including bone health, immune system function, and inflammation regulation. While many people know that vitamin D3 is important for strong bones, they may not realize how vital it is for overall health, particularly in preventing colds, flu, and other diseases.

Numerous studies have linked low levels of vitamin D3 with a range of health problems, including increased susceptibility to infections. One of the primary ways that vitamin D3 helps protect against colds, flu, and other illnesses is by boosting the immune system. This nutrient helps to activate the immune system’s defenses, making it better equipped to fight off invading pathogens.

In addition to supporting the immune system, vitamin D3 also plays a crucial role in reducing inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but when it becomes chronic, it can contribute to a range of health problems, including autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin D3 helps to regulate inflammation by modulating the production of inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that are involved in the body’s inflammatory response.

Studies have also shown that vitamin D3 can help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, including colds and flu. One study found that daily supplementation with vitamin D3 reduced the incidence of respiratory infections by 50% in people with low levels of this nutrient. Another study showed that vitamin D3 supplementation reduced the risk of influenza A by 70% in school-aged children.

While vitamin D3 supplementation can be beneficial for many people, it is especially important for those who are at higher risk of vitamin D3 deficiency. This includes people who live in northern latitudes, where sunlight is less abundant, and people with darker skin tones, who need more sunlight exposure to produce vitamin D3. Along with those working indoors.

In conclusion, vitamin D3 is a vital nutrient that plays a critical role in maintaining good health. It can help protect against colds, flu, and other diseases by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and reducing the risk of respiratory infections. While getting enough vitamin D3 from sunlight and diet is ideal, supplementation may be necessary for some people, actually most people. So, next time you’re considering a flu shot, remember that vitamin D3 might be a better option for your overall health and immunity. And it would be a good idea to have it checked out to make sure where you’re at. I take 1000 IU every day, and so far I haven’t had a cold or flu now for over four years.

Tea vs. Coffee: The Benefits of Choosing Tea

Here’s a blog post about the benefits of tea compared to coffee:

For many people, a cup of coffee in the morning is a daily ritual. But did you know that tea can be just as energizing, and may offer a host of other health benefits as well? Here are some reasons to consider switching to tea.

  1. Lower caffeine content

While some types of tea, such as black tea, can contain as much caffeine as coffee, many teas contain significantly less. For example, a cup of green tea typically contains around 25 milligrams of caffeine, compared to around 95 milligrams in a cup of coffee. This lower caffeine content means that tea may be a better choice for people who are sensitive to caffeine or who want to limit their intake.

  1. Antioxidants

Tea is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Green tea, in particular, is high in a type of antioxidant called catechins, which have been shown to have a number of health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control, and possibly even reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.

  1. Hydration

Tea can help keep you hydrated, which is important for overall health. While coffee can also contribute to your daily fluid intake, it has a diuretic effect that can cause you to lose more water through urine. Tea, on the other hand, is less likely to have this effect, making it a good choice for staying hydrated.

  1. Lower acidity

Coffee is known to be acidic, which can cause digestive discomfort for some people. Tea, on the other hand, is generally less acidic, which may make it a better choice for people with sensitive stomachs.

  1. Variety

Tea comes in a wide range of flavors and varieties, which means there’s something for everyone. Whether you prefer the earthy taste of a good green tea or the floral notes of a delicate white tea, there’s a tea out there that will suit your tastes.

  1. Relaxation

While coffee is known for its energizing effects, tea can also have a calming effect on the mind and body. This is due in part to the presence of an amino acid called L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

  1. Dental health

Finally, drinking tea may be good for your teeth. Tea contains compounds called polyphenols, which can help prevent the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Green tea, in particular, has been shown to be effective at reducing the risk of these oral health problems.

In conclusion, while coffee certainly has its benefits, there are many reasons to consider switching to tea. With its lower caffeine content, high antioxidant content, and potential health benefits, tea is a great choice for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. So why not give it a try?

Healthy Living Years Ago

Well howdy there, pardner! If you’re lookin’ for some tips on how to stay healthy livin’ on the farm, you’ve come to the right place! Back in the day, folks didn’t have fancy-schmancy hospitals and doctors like we do today. Nope, they had to rely on their own know-how and some good old-fashioned remedies to stay healthy. Here are some tips for stayin’ fit as a fiddle in the olden days:

  1. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables: One of the best ways to stay healthy on the farm or ?? Is to eat a diet chock-full of fresh fruits and veggies. Packed with vitamins and minerals, these wholesome foods will keep you strong and healthy. Plus, they’re mighty tasty too!
  2. Get plenty of rest: Livin’ on the farm can be tiring work, so make sure you get plenty of rest at night. Sleepin’ in a dark, quiet room will help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.
  3. Use herbs for medicine: Folks used to rely on herbs for all sorts of ailments. For example, a tea made from chamomile flowers was said to help with stomach troubles, while a poultice made from comfrey leaves could help soothe aches and pains.
  4. Stay active: Whether you’re workin’ in the fields or tendin’ to the animals, stayin’ active is key to stayin’ healthy. Regular exercise will help keep your body strong and limber.
  5. Keep clean: Livin’ on the farm can be mighty dirty work, so make sure you keep yourself and your surroundings clean. Take a bath or shower regularly, and wash your hands before eatin’ and after usin’ the outhouse.
  6. Drink plenty of water: It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re workin’ up a sweat. Make sure you drink plenty of fresh, clean water throughout the day.
  7. Take care of your teeth: Dental hygiene was just as important back in the day as it is now. Make sure you brush and floss regularly, and consider chewin’ on some mint leaves to freshen your breath.

These are just a few tips for stayin’ healthy on the farm the old-fashioned way. So if you’re lookin’ to live a simpler, more wholesome life, why not give ’em a try?

Dandelion Recipes

Dandelions are a common plant that can be found almost anywhere, but did you know that they are also edible? Dandelions are not only a great source of nutrients, but also have a unique flavor that can be used in a variety of dishes. In this blog post, I will share some delicious recipes that you can make using fresh dandelions.

  1. Dandelion Salad

One of the simplest ways to use fresh dandelions is to make a salad. Start by washing and drying the dandelion leaves. Then mix them with your favorite salad ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and cheese. For the dressing, try mixing some olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Toss everything together and enjoy!

  1. Dandelion Pesto

If you’re a fan of pesto, you’ll love this dandelion version. In a food processor, blend together fresh dandelion leaves, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Use this pesto as a dip, spread on sandwiches, or mixed in with your favorite pasta.

  1. Dandelion Tea

Dandelion tea is a refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed hot or cold. To make dandelion tea, simply steep fresh dandelion flowers and leaves in hot water for 5–10 minutes. Strain and add honey or lemon if desired. This tea is great for detoxing and improving digestion.

  1. Dandelion Fritters

For a tasty appetizer, try making dandelion fritters. Mix together flour, salt, pepper, and water to create a batter. Dip fresh dandelion flowers in the batter and fry them in hot oil until golden brown. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

  1. Dandelion Greens and Beans

This hearty dish is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. Start by sautéing garlic and onions in olive oil. Then add fresh dandelion greens and cook until wilted. Add some cooked white beans and cook until heated through. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes for a flavorful and filling meal.

  1. Dandelion Jelly

For a sweet treat, try making dandelion jelly. In a pot, boil dandelion flowers in water until the liquid turns yellow. Strain and measure the liquid, then add sugar and pectin according to the package instructions. Bring to a boil and pour into jars to cool. This jelly can be enjoyed on toast, biscuits, or scones.

In conclusion, dandelions are a versatile and tasty ingredient that can be used in many recipes. From salads to sweets, there are plenty of ways to incorporate fresh dandelions into your meals. So the next time you see these little yellow flowers, don’t just think of them as weeds – think of them as a delicious ingredient! ENJOY!

The Importance of Sunshine for Your Health in Northern Ontario, Canada

Living in Northern Ontario, Canada, can be an incredible experience. The vast wilderness, beautiful landscapes, and fresh air are just a few of the reasons why so many people choose to call this place home. However, with the long, cold winters and short days, it can also be challenging to get enough sunshine. This lack of sunshine can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. In this post, I will explore the importance of sunshine for your health and how you can ensure you’re getting enough of it, even in the depths of winter.

Why is Sunshine Important for Your Health?

Sunshine is crucial for your health because it’s the primary source of Vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for a range of bodily functions, including bone health, immune function, and mental health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of health problems, including osteoporosis, depression, and even cancer.

But why is it so challenging to get enough sunshine in Northern Ontario? The answer lies in the tilt of the earth’s axis. During the winter months, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, which means that the sun’s rays hit the earth at a shallower angle. This results in fewer hours of daylight and weaker sunlight.

How to Get Enough Sunshine in Northern Ontario

Getting enough sunshine in Northern Ontario can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Here are some tips to help you get the vitamin D you need, even in the depths of winter:

  1. Get outside during the day: Even if it’s cold, make sure you get outside during the day. The sun’s rays can still provide some vitamin D, even when it’s cloudy. Bundle up and take a walk, snowshoe, or ski. You’ll not only get some sunshine, but you’ll also get some exercise and fresh air.
  2. Eat foods rich in vitamin D: while sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, you can also get it from food. Fatty fish like salmon and tuna, egg yolks, and fortified milk and cereals are all good sources of vitamin D.

In Conclusion

Sunshine is critical for your health, and getting enough of it can be a challenge in Northern Ontario, Canada, or anywhere for that matter. However, by taking a few simple steps, you can ensure you’re getting the Vitamin D you need, even during the long, cold winter months. So, get outside, and eat foods rich in vitamin D. Your body will thank you.

CANCER TIP

I know this to be true, as I have been treating my cancer now for over 12 years naturally.

Cancer can’t survive in an Alkaline Environment. First thing is to go out and buy yourself some PH Test Strips and check yourself out. You want it to be around the 7 or better mark. Then find a chart which there are many of online and get to eating more Alkaline Foods. And try hard to cut down if not all of your sugar intake. If you do want a bit, use only Organic Coconut Palm Sugar. Good Luck! And don’t think that Cancer is the end of things, as it isn’t. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that everyone if checked thoroughly would find they have some form of it in their body somewhere. Most I found goes away on its own. Good Luck!