"Nigerian Dwarf what?" I asked years ago when my husband brought up the name.
My husband said it is the breed of the three, young goats he got from a local farmer several years ago, and boy were they cute! They were multi-colored, with some having mostly white and tan colors, and others being black, brown and white.
From our experience these are one of the few goats that I think I would ever own.
For years we’d been discouraged by others giving us information that goats were really hard to handle because they’re constantly trying to get out of fences, jumping over fences, and climbing on things that we may not want them to climb.
After much research, however, we decided to give this small goat breed a try because they were small, gentle with children, good milkers if we ever decided to milk them, and were too small to jump over fences.
The health benefits of herbs are amazing, including the herb thyme. Thyme is an herb that I tried out on one of our children when they had a cold. I wanted to see if it really made much of a difference with relieving his symptoms, and sure enough it did.
I made an herbal tea with some thyme I had saved. It was simple. I just took the dried leaves put them in a mug, poured in boiling water, and steeped for about 5 minutes. Of all the remedies, natural of course, that I had tried on him, he said this one was the most effective.
When adding it to tea add some raw honey for a sweeter flavor since thyme can sometimes be quite strong. Raw honey of course gives you an even more effective health remedy with its immune boosting, antibacterial, and easing sore throat abilities as well.
Have you ever thought about the fact that for thousands and thousands of years people grew and ate their own food, so they were completely self-sufficient?
Have you ever thought about how if those people could see us today, how that many Americans are completely 100% dependent on someone else providing food for them, those same people would probably think that’s bizarre and foolish?
Not that it matters what others think, but it probably is a bit foolish.
I believe we’ve become so engrained in our minds that buying 100% all of our food from another source is natural and a part of life, but it’s not. It really shouldn’t be that way.
Kind of a strange thought, isn't it? The thought of not washing raw chicken before baking is, for most people, gross.
Most Americans wash their raw chicken before baking, but here's a new study that Drexel Univeristy did that's interesting.
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