Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rain And Snow Forecast

Monday and Tuesday it will rain. The snow may not get here until Wednesday, but Spring has been given a shove by Winter.

This photo is here just to prove that the sun and a breeze did actually show up last week.

Tom got me some molasses without sulfur. It does make the coffee taste a bit peculiar. Not bad, just different. Hope the molasses will serve as a Spring tonic and I will find some energy.

I found a blog that has simple herbal tonics for beginners. I am too chicken to try out any of this stuff, but I like to read about the brews.

Before I would make and drink any brews I would want to do a lot of study to make sure I wasn't poisoning myself by mistake.

This page is called Online Archive of American Folk Medicine. You enter a search word. I entered Spring Tonic. Not much info, but I suppose it depends on what is searched for.

While searching around for more tonic info I found this article on trash can tonics to keep critters at bay. I especially like the list of deer repelling plants. I know they don't eat the myrtle we have on the property. Someone told me once that deer didn't care for plants with purple flowers.

The hen is still eating and acting ok, but not healed up yet.

(March 28, 2009)

[12 eggs today]
1 egg in the pen, 1 egg from the wounded B.O.,
and 10 eggs in the nest boxes.
I'm surprised!



Jennifer said...

Another good use for blackstrap molasses is if you have a sheep or goat that gets a little anemic from worms you can give them some, it is very high in iron!

Winter is trying its best to hold on here too! I am SO ready for some warm weather.

diane said...

Still more snow. Ouch. That is because the sun is slow leaving us.

JoyceAnn said...

More snow , oh No !! We had a few chilly days last week and it got down in the 30's Friday night , rain Sunday and today. But we're suppose to see 80's by the end of the week. We'll be planting potatoes in the next day or two.

So , the buff has laid an egg , that's great. My hens have all of sudden slowed down with their laying , not sure what's going on with them.

I've been studying wild herbs for a few years now , there are many things that are used as Spring tonics , but you really need to know how to identify those weeds.

~ Blessings ~

Melodie said...

Yikes! Snow! Good ole sunshine and lots of it brings me out of the winter slump...hard to get any with snow coming though!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Thanks for the links. I still haven't tried the molasses in my coffee yet.

dirtyduck said...

tom is your husband? that was sweet of him:)

my husband trails me around when im feeling blue, so does my macaw(that thinks we are mates) i know im lucky to be loved that much but sometimes i just gotta mope!!

please no more rain! its looking semi-cloudy over here

dirtyduck said...

you know how in school they always had you write about what you wanted to be when you grew up? well i would have to make something up beause all i ever really wanted to be was "farm girl with chicken" in slide number four in that link you posted lol:)

lisa said...

I think I will leave that tonic stuff alone, but I am anemic and am supposed to take iron twice a day, maybe I will try the molasses in my coffee! We use it in our bread all the time.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Snow OMD we thought is was Spring. Mom will have to check out the animal critter stuff...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

~Kim~ said...

I agree with you Callie!I think it's a good idea to not inadvertently poison yourself with an herbal tonic that shouldn't be consumed! :-)

(I like a little molassas with biscuits and butter!!)

Becky's Barnyard said...

Winter is really trying to hold on this year. I hope I have seen the last of him this year. Of course, it was me in the fall wishing for a good winter this year. Hope your little hen gets well soon.

Mike said...

I cant wait for us to get 12 eggs in one day. We pee a little when we get 8 a day. Although it is pretty rare