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Jan 21, 2018

Wacky Weather! Independence Days Challenge, Free Essential Oils Class Starts This Week & Class Content

Wacky Weather!
We have had some very wacky weather this last week! While the east coast and southeast has gotten hammered, we were lucky to have the mild version. A week with cold rain, a record high of 57 degrees, and snow forecast for tomorrow morning. It was 25 degrees last night and a sunny 42 today. We've had more of a "normal" winter with a little snow here and there. Since Boise is high desert, precipitation traditionally is about 11" a year, but that varies. Boise is called "the city of trees", but it's only possible thru major irrigation. Most people here don't plant native type plants, just urban turf and trees, etc. I'd love to see more education on low water friendly landscaping that like the cities of Tucson and Albuquerque. The recent snow in the foothills and mountains is great, and while the emphasis is for skiers, I tend to look at the SNOW PACK. We need the water and don't want early fires with an early melt off. Time will tell. I have the girls out free ranging with the nice weather, they loved it! Since it was so warm it felt like spring to them as well. I heard them to the cold frame, and the area behind it, so they don't disturb our perennials-

Digging under all those nice rotting leaves!

What's under there?

Independence Days Challenge-
Here's a little breakdown down of some recent things we've been up to!

1. Plant Something- Too early, but I'm looking thru seed catalogs.

2. Harvest Something- Eggs, one or 2 per day, some days zero. New chicks coming this summer! I love getting new chicks, seeing how they grow, and develop their own personalities. It's great having a hatchery not too far from here. I had bad experiences with 2 different local feed stores- wrong labeling as to breed, and one died. No problems with the hatchery!

3. Preserve/Store Something- Nope.

4. Manage Reserves- Get a Good Deal/Barter/Stock Up/Prep- I froze some artisan breads I bought at the Grocery Outlet. Bought whole grained breads, high protein shakes mix, veggies. Working on replenishing the freezer, since it's about 1/2 full right now. I stocked up on supplements, whole grain waffle mix and canned chicken breast meat at Costco yesterday. Dave got a price quote on a new set of glasses, much cheaper than where we had been going! We also got a price quote on new tires for my car, better deal as well. We bought Norton's software we buy yearly for our 2 PC's (local Staple's store) the antivirus, etc. Got a free utilities disk, MUCH cheaper than their online offerings! The utilities disk really deep cleans and speeds things up. It pays to shop around!!!

5. Eat the Food- Try New Foods/Recipe- I made a peach raspberry crumble (sorry no pics)  last weekend, with our own frozen peaches. We've been using our frozen tomatoes. I've been eating less wheat, sugar, junk. I'm modifying recipes as Dave as he has developed dairy issues. No more heavy dairy dishes for us. It's not too hard to do- think pizza with faux cheese, bread pudding with almond milk! I'm making a big pot of homemade minestrone soup today, great for the old weather.

6. Build Community Food Systems- Nothing, wrong time of year for us.

7. Recycle/Re-Use- Donating some framed art, holiday decor, since there's just too much stuff in the house. I added some baby items since both the grand babies are walking now! 

8. Skill Up- I taught my first blogging class thru a local library. All I can say is- glad I took a paper outline I created, since there were multiple tech issues on their end.  Next time I will know what to check. Dave built a great floating set of shelves for us-

 9. Regenerate What is Lost/Salvage Something- I've been altering clothing, repairing shoes, fixed a purse strap with Shoe Goo. 

Free Essential Oils Starts This Week & Class Content-
Wherever you are in your essential oil journey, I think you'll discover some great info that you can start using today! Consider this an all-you-can-eat buffet of expert tips and DIY hacks to help you and your family enjoy more health with essential oils. The Essential Oils for Abundant Living Masterclass delivers an easy-to-follow road map so you can start to use essential oils in your home with more confidence. Use your own oils, no oils to purchase. Here's a list of what will be covered-  

Quick Start Guide/Setting the Foundation

Lesson 1: Aromatherapy Quick-Start Guide

Lesson 2: Inhalation Guide & Safety Tips

Lesson 3: Topical Application Guide & Safety Tips

Lesson 4: Internal Use Guide & Safety Tips

Natural Solutions for a Toxic-Free Home

Lesson 5: DIY Body Care Products

Lesson 6: DIY Cleaning Products

Lesson 7: Cooking with Essential Oils 

Regaining Control of Your Health

Lesson 8: Preventing Disease with Essential Oils

Lesson 9: Treating Disease with Essential Oils

Lesson 10: Advanced Strategies & Protocols

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Susan said...

That looks like a wealth of information! I would love to take web classes, but I don't have a computer at home and I think they would frown on my class participation at work. Your hens always look so fluffy and happy!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

I hear you, hsrd to do both! Yes the girls are very well fed and healthy for sure

Rain said...

Hi Nancy :) Your chickens look very happy and curious!! I LOVE your snowman on the second shelf!!! Very cute!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes, they're quite the group! I got that "sitting" snowman years ago! I love it...