gardening, Health and Wellness, Homestead

Garden – Year 1

  This is our first year of a full garden!  Full for us anyway.  Let me start at the beginning... When we had to rehome our precious hens last year after the hurricane, our first thought was to sell the 2 pens we had put together as our enclosure for the chickens and their coops.  But… Continue reading Garden – Year 1

About Me

DNA Kit – My Birthday Gift

  For my 58th birthday last month my youngest daughter, Melinda, gave me a DNA kit from AncestryDNA! You see, I was adopted when I was 5 days old...my adoptive Mom and Dad brought me home straight from the hospital in Chicago, IL to my brother who had been adopted from another family 6 months… Continue reading DNA Kit – My Birthday Gift

Health and Wellness, Healthy Self-Care

It’s time to LOSE some weight!

Actually, it's way past time to lose it!  For those that don't know, here's the condensed back story... In July of 2004 I had Gastric Bypass Surgery.  I weighed in at 308 pounds, had severe sleep apnea, was taking anti-inflammitories daily, and two types of blood pressure medication.  I was only 46 years old.  My… Continue reading It’s time to LOSE some weight!

Health and Wellness, Healthy Self-Care

“You Are What You Eat”

Our health is determined by what we put IN our bodies (genetics too...but we have control of what we ingest) As I have gotten older, I soooo wish I had actually CARED about nutrition and natural health when I was raising my girls (please forgive me Melanie, Melissa, and Melinda!!!) Getting older doesn't have to stink. BUT...if… Continue reading “You Are What You Eat”

Healthy Self-Care

A Father’s Influence

In reading my devotional this morning from InTouch Daily Devotions titled "A Father's Influence",  I was instantly flooded with emotions and memories and I knew immediately that those thoughts and memories would become this post.  I normally just share my underlined devos on Facebook, but this one needed special attention!   Daughters need their Dads. As… Continue reading A Father’s Influence

Health and Wellness

CBD Oil

What is Hemp-Derived CBD?  HempWorx products are made from industrial hemp plants grown on Kentucky farms. Cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent that naturally occurs in industrial Hemp, is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. Our oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure extract.Our "feature" product is… Continue reading CBD Oil

Homestead, Recipes

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

  My husband's "therapy" is cooking.  David has alot of emotional "disorders" - like many other folks do - and cooking is totally therapeutic for him.  He also has OCD, so his cooking becomes a very long and drawn out affair most times! Hubby was off work this weekend, and after church on Sunday he… Continue reading Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup