Fitness Friday – Lies We Tell Ourselves

Editors Note:  I wrote this post several months ago, but thought it was worth recycling.  Come January 1st, we all make resolutions and are gung-ho.  If you’re like me, come January 21st, you’re losing your enthusiasm.  Maybe this post will re-ignite the fire in you… and me.  I’ve lost 15# since I originally posted this–not as much as I would have like to have lost, but it’s a loss and I’m grateful for that. Continue reading “Fitness Friday – Lies We Tell Ourselves”

Saponification Saturday

I have psoriasis.  If you, too have been afflicted with this autoimmune disorder, you know how irritating, embarrassing and even painful it can be.

The only thing, not a prescription, I have found that helps soothe my skin is, “Grandpas Wonder Pine Tar Soap”.  Oh, boy! Is it a wonder!!

Shhhh…don’t tell the FDA, they don’t appreciate people making claims such as these, but the rumor is: Pine Tar Soap not only soothes skin irritations (personal experience), it also deodorizes, which you may find helpful to use prior to hunting – it might give you that stealthy edge you’ve been needing, and it may also keep the ticks and chiggers away!

When I began researching how to make my own soap, I ran across people making their own, Pine Tar Soap. What?! Yep! It can be made at home for a fraction of the cost of Grandpa’s – talk about wonder!!

I decided to give it a whirl.

This is my first batch

Look at that rich color.  Many have commented it looks like fudge!  And, those bubbles are luscious!!  It contains olive oil, coconut, lard, pine tar, water & lye, and has rosemary, eucalyptus & tea tree essential oils for their skin soothing qualities.

I’m pretty happy with how it smells and most importantly, how well it soothes my skin!

Do you make soap?  Please post a tip in the comments below!!

Update: Soon we will be taking orders for our soaps and herbal remedies!!  

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Purchasing in Bulk with Zaycon Fresh

If you don’t Zaycon, you’re losing out on great savings…and a prepping opportunity!

We started buying chicken from Zaycon Fresh about 2 years ago.  This is our 4th time ordering from them, which should tell you something! Continue reading “Purchasing in Bulk with Zaycon Fresh”

Blowin’ in the wind

Here in the Pacific Northwest, forecasts show we have 50/50 of experiencing a storm that will rival the historic Columbus Day storm of 1963. I wasn’t around for it, but I’ve read it caused $230 million in damages, took 46 lives and injured hundreds of others.

50 plus years later, I doubt people are any better prepared for a catastrophe of this nature.

When the storm hits, will you be prepared?

Here are some tips: Continue reading “Blowin’ in the wind”

It’s an Open House… for our Greenhouse!

It’s official – Autumn has arrived, and my container garden has been moved from the overgrown yard to our greenhouse!!

Yes, I said Continue reading “It’s an Open House… for our Greenhouse!”

September Preparedness Month – Meet BOB

Ah, September!  Not only does it usher in the return to School, Autumn colors, and everything Pumpkin Spice, it’s also Preparedness Month.  With that in mind, we at Misty Meadows Homestead will be sharing some our favorite preparedness tips.

Lets begin with a long promised introduction to our special friend Continue reading “September Preparedness Month – Meet BOB”