Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Comfrey Poultice ~ Tidbits
First, I grind the leaves in my food processor (worked better than my blender) with a touch of water. Most recipes I found said to add flour to make the "paste." I also read that chia seeds works well too.
Now, if anyone gets hurt, bruised, or whatnot this winter, I am set for a natural remedy. I just fold up the poultice, and put it into a plastic bag to freeze.
I had to make one for Hubby anyway, so I thought I would just get some in the freezer too. He has nasty bruise on his arm.
Dinner ended up leftovers. I was not up to it, and we had the goods in the fridge anyway. It's that time where the school's 8th grade trip to D.C. has their annual parent meeting. Hubby went with our daughter so I could rest, but it will cost us $595.00 to send her. This is our third kid to go on this trip, and thankfully the last.
My throat is still sore, but I have a bit more energy. I already have laundry going in the washer, but the garden is not going to happen today. My garlic will be going in late this year. That's okay. I'd rather put it in late, than not at all. I hope to replant over 100 bulbs this fall.
Jesse, our 18 year-old's dog, has chewed up the kitchen trash twice this week. That little stinker. I know he misses her, and she misses him. He's brought his toy to me a few times now. Luckily, her roommate lives not far from us, and will be bringing her to visit on Friday for the long weekend.
I just need to get after Hubby to get that cupboard door up that covers the trash can. We still need to put the hinges on the door and put it up. We don't have the wood working tool to put it together, but his nephew does. I guess we both kind of forgot about it lately. I'll be re-writing the "to-do" list, as we have part of one large job completed now.