Fillin’ Up Yer Drawers! Ha! Ha!

Howdy, y’all!

Ole granny has been busy, let me just tell ya right here and now!

There is a loooooootttt goin’ on at this here Texas ranch. As ya can tell from this here post, we got a big piece of ground plowed up fer growin’ all kinds of food (fer us and the critters!) and then we got another piece of ground plowed up fer an herb garden and yet another spot fer nothin’ but berries!

I’ve also been a workin’ on remodelin’ my house – which is a mighty big job in itself! Down to the studs and wirin’, I tell ya now! And plumbing from scratch. Phooey! Ole granny is plum TARD!

I had to stop and take time to repurpose some drawers from the cabinets we tore out. They make perfect little green houses, they do!

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I just painted ‘em all different colors with some leftover paint I had layin’ here and there.

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Then I cut plastic to fit inside the drawer and stapled it in place, filled it with organic starter soil….

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And planted some heirloom, organic seeds inside!!

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I cut and stapled plastic to fit over the top to make a greenhouse effect (and to keep the rain from a washin’ away all my hard work!

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And there ya have it – a hillbilly dresser full of goodies: organic, heirloom lettuces, basil, spinach, heart ease (viola)

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This is temporary set up ‘till I get ‘em up and growin’ and to keep the north wind off of ‘em. Then I’ll find another way to display the drawers in the yard. What do y’all think?

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Ain’t that there hillbilly dresser just nifty as can be?!

Oh and while I had my paintbrush out, I got carried away and spruced up my plain ole concrete bird bath. Ain’t it purty?

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What have y’all been up to these here past few days? Have ya been a plantin’ and tendin’ yer critters like ole granny? Pull yerself up a chair and kick yer shoes off and tell me all about it!

Are ya likin’ the ole Herb Lady’s posts? Gettin’ excited fer more of ‘em? Hold yer horses, now, I’ll be posting more of ‘em real soon! Take time to Subscribe to the Feed If you don’t have a hankerin’ for feeds, you can subscribe by email, too. And now ya can find me on them electronic talkin’ sites: YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and Twitter. Be sure to do one tor the other, so you can always get our free recipes, updates and information on what Granny Herb Lady is a doin’!

Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm fresh eggs! Get yer farm fresh eggs! We got a dozen over here. Yep, we do!

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These are the beautiful eggs our hens laid for us. Just look at those gorgeous, natural colors!

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It’s SO purdy here in Texas. See that green grass and clear, blue sky? Oh, yeah! Granny is LUVIN Texas weather!

These eggs came from:

Silkies

Bantams

Ducks

 

Home is Where Ya Lay Yer Egg

See this here purdy pile of recycled boards and chicken coop? Well, that’s all a mighty big blessing!

Ya see, we were out one day and happened up on a movin’ sale. The folks who were a movin’ were kind as can be. They talked real nice-like to us and made us feel like we were just a part of their family – they even gave us all these boards to use and this here nice house fer our chickens.

Right fine folks, they are!

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We’re gonna fix it up right fine, we are. And make our hens real comfy.

If we make the hens happy, they’ll gives us lots more….

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We’ll be overloaded in these here vittles. I see omelets galore – eggs fixed ever way imaginable!

And if’n ya feed yer chickens organic flax seedthen they’ll lay ya some rich, omega eggs! Golden eggs, I say!

Are ya likin’ the ole Herb Lady’s posts? Gettin’ excited fer more of ‘em? Hold yer horses, now, I’ll be posting more of ‘em real soon! Take time to Subscribe to the Feed If you don’t have a hankerin’ for feeds, you can subscribe by email, too. And now ya can find me on them electronic talkin’ sites: YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and Twitter. Be sure to do one tor the other, so you can always get our free recipes, updates and information on what Granny Herb Lady is a doin’!

Tonic Fer Feelin’ Better

Howdy everybody! How are ya feelin’? Have ya been ailin’? Seems like most folks are snottin’ or stuffed up and havin’ all kinds of congestion or sore throats these days.

Old Granny here has used this recipe fer years and it works like a charm for me and my bunch. It has a stout taste but if ya get to choose feelin’ good over feelin’ plumb awful, then it’s best to pull up your big boy or girl britches and just drink up!

Put it this way if ya don’t like how healthy stuff tastes: Do ya wanna taste sumthin’ that might not be to yer likin’ but’ll make ya well – or do ya wanna taste sickness or even death? That makes yer choice easy!

 

Feel Good Tonic

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Stuff ya need:

1/4 cup raw honey

1/4 cup raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with mother

1/2 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper powder

 

How to fix it:

1. Put yer honey, vinegar, and cayenne in a jar or bottle that has a lid. Shake it all up.

2. Y’all grownups can take a tablespoon several times a day. Youngin’s can take a half teaspoon to a teaspoon 1 – 3 times a day dependin’ on their size and age.

3. Ya can leave it in the cabinet or put it in the fridge if ya like yer medicine cold.

 

These ingredients help kill the germs that are makin’ yer throat sore and makin’ ya sick. And it always gives us energy too!

 

Honey-Cinnamon Soother

And if ya have been coughin’ and harkin’ and gaggin’ and yer throat is real sore ’cause of it, ya can try this little remedy to soothe yer tender, achin’ throat: 1 tablespoon honey sprinkled with organic ceylon cinnamonand warmed up. It’ll give ya relief like ya wouldn’t believe!

Here’s all the stuff you’ll need to stock up on so you can chase those ickies away!

Granny hopes yer feeling yer wheaties soon! And don’t forget – it’s spring cleanin’ time!

 

Spring Cleanin’ Time!

Howdy, y’all!

Most folks don’t wanna talk about poop. It’s a dark topic. Ha! Ha! But listen now…  I wanna talk to y’all today about spring cleanin’ yer body.

Now, think about this here little fact: Ya spring clean yer house. Ya spring clean yer yard. Ya may even spring clean yer car. Why on earth wouldn’t ya want to spring clean yer dirty ole body, eh?

Folks in the old days used to spring clean with things like dandelion tonic fer cleansin’ their liver and helping ’em feel strong and ready for a brand-new season of gardenin’ and other hard work. That’s a story fer another day though – but ya’d better believe I’ll be tellin’ ya all about dandelion cleansin’ too!

Today, I’m a needin’ to tell you about cleansin’ yer dirty colon and why you’d wanna do that. I have a favorite product I have used and recommended fer years: Dr. Natura.

I’ve took Dr. Natura products and given ’em to my family when they was ailin’ fer years now. I always tell everbody ’bout this here colon cleanse kit when anybody starts a tellin’ me they’re feeling terrible all the time and can’t get well.

 

A few side effects and illnesses caused by a dirty colon that’s needin’ a spring cleanin’ are:

  • headaches
  • body aches and pains
  • allergies
  • depression
  • and more!

 

The reason a dirty colon causes these things is ’cause all them there toxins get trapped inside ya (when they can’t get out yer poop shoot!) and then they’ve got nowhere to go! So they build up and back up on ya and cause ya to hurt and get trapped and cause ya headaches and depression.

Now not only do ya’ll spring clean everything but yer own body (the only one ya got in this lifetime!) but ya wouldn’t keep on usin’ a toilet that wouldn’t flush, now would ya? No! You clean yer toilet. And if it stops up, ya call in a plumber to get them there clogs out of the drain and get it in right workin’ order again befer ya use it.

Ya seem what I’m a sayin’ here, folks?

Clean yer pooper out. Yer life depends on it!

Don’t it make sense that befer you can start takin’ herbs fer healing, that ya need to start with a clean slate? Ya can’t clean yer toilet and make it shine if it’s backed up and overflowin’ on ya.

You can buy this here Dr. Natura cleanse through my Amazon affiliate. Now ole Granny here will make a few cents if ya do that and that there money will go towards a bloggin’ regular and teachin’ ya all sorts of good stuff about organic gardening, herbs, cleanin’ yer body and stayin’ healthy, ways ya can work to prevent cancer and other ailments. So, thank ya in advance fer a supportin’ ole Granny here. Yer a blessing!

It’s absolutely amaazin’ how this here colon cleanse works and by the end, leaves ya feeling lighter, fresher, cleaner, sleepin’ better, and ya just feel so much healthier overall. It’s nice, folks!

And I know that you’ve been a gigglin’ and snortin’ over there on the other side of this here ‘puter screen reading about all this here poop talk. Laughin’ is good fer the heart and soul. It makes us healthier, too! Ha! Ha!

 

You can ‘spect to see lots more of this here ol’ Herb Lady. I have been busy plantin’ and preparin’ fer lots of good eatin’ and feelin’ good to come. I’ll have to show ya all the berry bushes I planted out behind my house but this here is a spot of land we tilled up with the tractor fer plantin’ corn and quinoa and maters and okra and all sorts of other good eats – fer us and our critters!

The handsome dog ya see in the picture is Sporty. Our Amish neighbors in Missouri gave him to us when we lived on our Amish farm – and he’s a hoot. We love him to pieces.

Stay tuned now, ya hear?!

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Howdy!

Kinda been out of sorts fer a while. Head first in that there garden whew, least thats bout over, then here cums that fall rain , ya bout haft to hold on to the barb wire fence from the blasted wind on this here hill, the ole amish farm is on. Hang on with me fer a spell and i will sure tell ya some gud ole hillbilly remedies fer what ever is ailen ya. Gonna be a long winter so let’s get us some time on this here typing tv hee hee. Come on back we’ll be seeing ya soon.

Signs of Spring: Twin Baby Goats!

Seems this here Herb Lady can’t get to blogging ‘cause of being too busy living life on this here Amish farm.

Our critter family is a growin’ and today it grew even more – one of our nanny goats had twin kids!

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How have y’all been? Tired of this long winter, I am! I’m ready to dig in the dirt, sweat, and breathe lots of fresh air!

Do you have critters? Are you an animal person like the ol’ Herb Lady? What would ya name these here twin kids? I’m thinkin’ along the lines of “Cookies and Cream” or “Oreo and Cookie” – share name suggestions in the comments!

Herb Lady’s Helping the Homeless

Hey, y’all! I sure hope ya had a blessed holiday season with yer family and special friends!

Herb Lady is happy to say she enjoyed a mighty fine Christmas and New Year, with her family and friends.

Now, for Pete’s sake, I can’t figur out why I’m a talkin’ in 3rd person! Ha!

On a serious note, I ain’t been blogging ‘bout herbs lately’ ‘cause I’ve been busying myself helpin’ the homeless in these here parts.

Fer Christmas, we took some goody bags to the homeless. This wasn’t fer necessity, but to let ‘em know they aren’t fergotten. A many of ‘em nearly dropped their purty bag of bread, cookies, and candy, when they saw that there Christmas card just fer them!

Holiday bags

 

Now, we’re also workin’ on the necessities – we’re makin’ toiletry bags fer the homeless. They’re needin’ all kinds of stuff to make ‘em feel good and clean and loved!

We already taken ‘em some crocheted and fleece scarves and hats.

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and…

Prayer Pillows

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Kevin, a homeless man, gave us his permission to share his story with y’all so you can see that all homeless aren’t addicts, alcoholics, or mentally ill. A lot of people are homeless these days ‘cause they lost their job and ain’t been able to find more work, that’s all.

You can read about Kevin on our ministry site: Putting a Face on Homelessness.

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We’re also workin’ hard on raisin’ money fer Momma’s Houses. I want to be them there folks’ momma and help get ’em back on track.

We need at least $80,000 to buy our first building. We’re still needin’ $79,928.22 to reach our goal. Our electronic fundraiser ends January 27th – we’re in a hurry ‘cause we don’t want someone else to get the building and because the homeless are out in them there bitter cold streets, a freezin’!

Ya can’t just give ‘em an herb or cup of hot tea, we need to heal their heart and troubles and get ‘em on their feet!

 

If ya ain’t comfortable donating over the Web, you can also write to us at the following address:

Highways and Byways Ministries

P.O. Box 115

Diggins, MO 65636

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Skillet Getters Fer Yer Cast-Iron Skillets

In one of my previous electronic letter to ya, I told ya them there nice folks at King Orchards sent me some of their Montmorency Tart Cherry Products to review. Then, I shared my Cherry Walnut Movin’ Muffins recipe with ya, that I made usin’ their cherries and their tart cherry juice. So, you’ll fer shure and shootin’ wanna check them out!

 

I’m from the “old school” and I love my cast-iron skillets. Whether yer bakin’ up cornbread, cake, or frying taters, no skillet or pan brings the same results as that old-fashioned (heavy as all get out!) cast-iron skillet.

But if yer like me, yer always a reachin’ fer a thick mitten or hand towel to wrap around that HOT skillet handle, right?!

That’s where these here “Skillet Getters” come in handy. They’re made from yarn, crocheted into a design that’ll easily slip over the skillet handle – made with love, right here on the Amish farm!

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These here are done up in red and green yarn fer a holiday look.

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And each “Skillet Getter” comes with a handcrafted description tag, tied off with straw raffia fer a real natural look. Now that’s a dandy holiday present, if I do say so myself, whether it’s fer someone else – or fer yerself!

 

Want a Skillet Getter?

Fer a limited time, fer a limited supply, you can get one (or more!) of these here “Skillet Getters!”

Keep yer eyes open ‘cause we’ll have other colors and designs coming soon!

Just shop using the button here. Enter how many you want. When ya get to the form, you should be able to enter yer address (so we’ll know where to ship it to)! Thank ya fer shopping with the ol’ Hillbilly Herb Lady!





Hillbilly Skillet Getter $6.00

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Cherry Walnut Molasses Movin’ Muffins

In my last electronic letter to ya, I told ya them there nice folks at King Orchards sent me some of their Montmorency Tart Cherry Products to review.

 

Any of y’all that knows this here hillbilly Herb Lady in person, knows I’m always a hollerin’ at ya fer eatin’ (bad) carbs – especially them there cupcakes or donuts!

Now yer gonna be really happy campers today ‘cause I’ve come up with some muffins that’ll not only make yer taste buds dance all around and are yummy to yer tummy – why they help make fer healthy bowel movements too! Now don’t go gettin’ all paranoid on me. It ain’t like yer gonna get diarrhea! Just keep reading, and you’ll see what I’m a talking ‘bout!

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Cherry Walnut Movin’ Muffins

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Unsweetened Dried Tart Cherries

King Orchards Unsweetened Dried Tart Cherries, recipes

Tart Cherry Juice

King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate, recipes

 

Cherry Walnut Muffin Recipe

2 cups stone-ground muffin mix (or flour of your choice)

1/4 cup King Orchards Dried Tart Cherries, unsweetened

2 tablespoons King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate

1/2 cup water

1 farm fresh egg

1 banana, mashed (or in chunks)

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup walnuts (or nut/seed of your choice)

1/4 cup oil (I chose coconut oil, you can use your favorite)

 

Banana Lovin’

Fer all you monkey people (like my husband and son!) you can throw a banana in the batter.

 


Stir It Up

Cherry Walnut Muffins, recipe

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Fresh Out of the Oven

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 cupcakes, healthy recipes

Served w/ cool whip, cherry juice + dried cherries!

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Tart cherries are a healthy whole fruit that is high in fiber, potassium, beta carotene, and antioxidants. One-quarter cup of dried cherries has 15% of the RDA for fiber. Many research studies have found that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber are associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and heart disease. Cherries also contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C, B6, E, and folic acid. Tart cherries have virtually no fat and no sodium. This variety of nutrients in tart cherries translates into good nutrition. In fact, the nutrient profile of cherries is hard to beat. – King Orchards Farms

This is a wonderful high-antioxidant, bowel-movin’ muffin loaded up in vitamins, minerals, and lots of other goodies. Heart-healthy walnuts are in these tasty muffins and the cherries and cherry juice (without added sugars) have been known to fight inflammation and some diseases. (More about the health benefits in my official review posts of King Orchards tart cherry products.)

My Walnut Cherry Movin’ Muffins are sure to make ya happy – in taste, and in health!

Can’t get yer youngin’s to eat healthy stuff? Let ‘em sink them their toothies of theirs into my muffins!

Are you excited to try these yummy muffins? Have ya ever tried tart cherries or tart cherry juice? I’ll be writing about how big of a difference they make in my life and will also be sharin’ a fun story with y’all (you’ll be surprised!).

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King Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherries + a Surprise Fer Ya

How’s the Herb Lady’s readers a doin’? Hope yer all stayin’ healthy (or tryin’ to get there)!

Life is still as busy as ever on this here Amish farm. The homesteading blog is a comin’, I tell ya. It’s just takin’ a while with all that’s a goin’ on.

I have excitin’ news fer ya, but first I wanted to catch ya up on the latest stuff I’ve writ over on the website:

  1. Herbal Tea Fer Makin’ Ya Happy
  2. Tea Fer Makin’ Yer Man Happy
  3. Essiac Blend Tea Fer Cantankerous Cancer

And did ya know I’m on that there electronic social media stuff? Yep! YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and Twitter

The Excitin’ News

The nice folks over at King Orchards opened up them there big ole hearts of theirs and sent me a package of their Michigan-grown Montmorency tart cherry products my way to review. That’s right. Herb Lady’s gonna be reviewing their Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate, Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries, and Montmorency Tart Cherry Preserves.

King Orchards Package

King Orchards Tart Cherry Juice, cherry preserves, dried cherries, review

Nutrition & Other Info

King Orchards tart cherry review

All in a Row!

King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate Review

Thanks King Orchards!

Reviews of the Montmorency Tart Cherry products are a comin’ up – with loads of pictures!!

Plus a Surprise

Yep, I have a surprise to share with y’all and it’s a gooden too — but ya have to come back to find out what it is. Now, that’s a little rotten and sneaky of me, but a hillbilly woman’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.

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