Jan 24, 2015

Fire Cider and Numerous Other Things

I think this is one of those things that everyone knows about and I'm a bit behind the times.  I'd never heard of Fire Cider until a friend mentioned it in an email as if I should already know about it.

I looked it up, got a recipe and made a batch yesterday.  I found a recipe at http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider/ .
This is supposed to boost your immune system.  It has to set for a month before I can use it, but I'm thinking it might also work for our livestock.  I currently buy a natural immune booster for them.

Since I was on a healthy kick, I started more wheatgrass.
This is a sprouter that I bought over 20 years ago and used it for the first time a couple of months ago.  The wheatgrass tastes great and it's good for us and our cats and our chickens.

I might as well throw everything into this post.  My honey just asked if I'd blogged about his new toy.  So here's a picture.

You can't see it, but there's a grapple hook on the loader and we can haul two large round bales at a time.  Best thing?  The cab is enclosed with a HEATER!!!

Last, but not least, we had a surprise last week...
Praise God, the weather has been warm.  This guy is from a cow we bought last spring and I guess she was exposed to the bull a bit earlier than we thought.  I named the calf Surprise.  He's healthy and jumping around like he should.

Time for a late breakfast.  This is turning into a lazy relaxing day.


5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Count me as another person who had never heard of Fire Cider. I looked up the recipe and think my sinuses started to drain just from reading it. The only ingredient I don't have is the horseradish root. (We've talked for so long about getting some going in the garden but just haven't done it! Bad, bad, bad.)

We're in the process of designing a small area that will be used as a seed starting/sprouting area . . . much, much needed. Have you ever tried sunflower seed sprouts? They need to grow in a container of dirt, but are the most delicious of all sprouts, we think anyway.

Your honey's new toy is quite nice. But, I mean, an enclosed, heated cab? Such decadence!! ;o)

Surprise is good looking little animal. Is he destined for the table or greater things?

Primroses Attic said...

Never heard of fire cider. Love Surprise and the new yellow toy is fab.
Rosezeeta.

odiie said...

Mama Pea-I've never tried sunflower seed sprouts. Another thing to try. I could sure use the fire cider now, household is hit with another cold.
Surprise will probably be sold with the market steers this fall. The rest of the herd isn't due to calve until the end of March and on. (I hope.)

Rosezeeta-That's a pretty name. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Mama Pea said...

Rhonda, just be sure to get sunflower seeds specifically for sprouting. The ones we buy for the birds are not good for human consumption. Besides that, the birds would be mad at you.

Sorry to hear the cold germs have invaded your home again. Hit that Vitamin C and zinc is very good, too.

Sandra Morris said...

What a sweet calf! :)

Jan 24, 2015

Fire Cider and Numerous Other Things

I think this is one of those things that everyone knows about and I'm a bit behind the times.  I'd never heard of Fire Cider until a friend mentioned it in an email as if I should already know about it.

I looked it up, got a recipe and made a batch yesterday.  I found a recipe at http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider/ .
This is supposed to boost your immune system.  It has to set for a month before I can use it, but I'm thinking it might also work for our livestock.  I currently buy a natural immune booster for them.

Since I was on a healthy kick, I started more wheatgrass.
This is a sprouter that I bought over 20 years ago and used it for the first time a couple of months ago.  The wheatgrass tastes great and it's good for us and our cats and our chickens.

I might as well throw everything into this post.  My honey just asked if I'd blogged about his new toy.  So here's a picture.

You can't see it, but there's a grapple hook on the loader and we can haul two large round bales at a time.  Best thing?  The cab is enclosed with a HEATER!!!

Last, but not least, we had a surprise last week...
Praise God, the weather has been warm.  This guy is from a cow we bought last spring and I guess she was exposed to the bull a bit earlier than we thought.  I named the calf Surprise.  He's healthy and jumping around like he should.

Time for a late breakfast.  This is turning into a lazy relaxing day.


5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Count me as another person who had never heard of Fire Cider. I looked up the recipe and think my sinuses started to drain just from reading it. The only ingredient I don't have is the horseradish root. (We've talked for so long about getting some going in the garden but just haven't done it! Bad, bad, bad.)

We're in the process of designing a small area that will be used as a seed starting/sprouting area . . . much, much needed. Have you ever tried sunflower seed sprouts? They need to grow in a container of dirt, but are the most delicious of all sprouts, we think anyway.

Your honey's new toy is quite nice. But, I mean, an enclosed, heated cab? Such decadence!! ;o)

Surprise is good looking little animal. Is he destined for the table or greater things?

Primroses Attic said...

Never heard of fire cider. Love Surprise and the new yellow toy is fab.
Rosezeeta.

odiie said...

Mama Pea-I've never tried sunflower seed sprouts. Another thing to try. I could sure use the fire cider now, household is hit with another cold.
Surprise will probably be sold with the market steers this fall. The rest of the herd isn't due to calve until the end of March and on. (I hope.)

Rosezeeta-That's a pretty name. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Mama Pea said...

Rhonda, just be sure to get sunflower seeds specifically for sprouting. The ones we buy for the birds are not good for human consumption. Besides that, the birds would be mad at you.

Sorry to hear the cold germs have invaded your home again. Hit that Vitamin C and zinc is very good, too.

Sandra Morris said...

What a sweet calf! :)