It’s that time of year again, everybody. The temperature drops at night, the days are damp and before you know it your head feels like it’s full of glue and you’re laid up with the cold. It’s been going around here at the farm. We’re not sure where it originated from but it’s here. Some of us have been able to kick those nasty germs easier than others. Of course, I’m getting the worst of it. I assume because of all of the stress and troubles the past few weeks. My immunity is weakened.
Taking the time to rest is a difficult thing to do when there are about 100 animals in need of your attention throughout the day. Tasks like hauling 5 gallon buckets of water and flakes of hay to the rabbits and goats, filling up chicken feeders and waterers, walking the property with the dogs, milking the goat…all the bare minimum of what needs to be done daily keep you from getting the rest required for a more speedy recovery. I’m sitting on the couch with a box of tissues and a mason jar of hot elderberry tea post-chores in the hopes that tomorrow I’ll feel well enough to spend time prepping for Homesteading Bootcamp and training Peach to be a goat dog.
In order to do that, I’ve got a regiment that I follow to get back on track. It is as follows:
-Drink copious amounts of hot fresh ginger tea with homemade propolis tincture
– Rest as often as possible. Ask for help with chores if needed.
– Drape a hot towel with peppermint Dr. Bronner’s over my face as needed to alleviate congestion.
– Watch Lonesome Dove in sweatpants.
Let’s see how I feel tomorrow. Wish me well!