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Rebecca Blake

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Recent posts by Rebecca Blake

I’m on year two of growing my landrace squash! It tastes so good last year.
No pictures because I’m lazy.
I clicked on this post because I'm trying to heal my gut and my lacto bacillus is essentially dead.

Then I read it's for compost, such is my life. lol

If animals can eat it and I am an animal, then...
2 months ago
Hello Permies!

I was blessed last night when visiting a friend that I was sent home with a grocery bag full of a myriad of seeds (organic too!)

They had tons of seeds lying around because they were needed for the local school, but for some reason they just got way too many (literally boxes full)

I was left with the impression that they need somewhere to send these seeds but have no idea where, so I come to you for some ideas.

Where can we send these seeds so they'll be thoroughly enjoyed?

It was a lot and I only have so many friends who want vegetable seeds.
2 months ago

Olga Booker wrote:

However, I am very unlikely to go around with a tube of toothpaste in my pocket wherever I go.  On the other hand, my small bottle of lavender oil (see my post above ) takes no room at all and was very handy when I was swarmed by a wasps nest, 10 minutes away from the house, or when my other half got stung while driving!

We were at home so toothpaste was definitely an option.

But my word you have me realizing I need a first aid kit in my car! I'll have to include some lavender.

2 months ago

George Yacus wrote:
Okie doke, thanks!  I find beauty in the simple and 'boring' format of a single merit badge profile link.  So I'm interpreting this to mean that's a sufficient alternative to copying and pasting and formatting a big ol' numbered list of a dozen+ BBs.

The posts that have a big list of links to different BB’s, especially if they’re older, likely were done before the merit badge profiles existed.

I had applied for my BB5, 10, and 20 before such a page was there. I’m glad it is so much easier to track what we have done, too! I used to have a note to self of what BB’s were done, now I don’t need that.
2 months ago
My -friend-, lets call her DD (Dear Daughter), got stung by at first what I thought was a bee but now I wonder if it was a yellow and black wasp. No picture so there's that mystery.

I got the joy of treating her from the minute it happened, beginning with removing the bug from her foot as it was still attached, checking for a stinger (there was none), then we went inside for further treatment.

Of course, it hurt, and became inflamed. Many tears were shed.

First I put an aloe vera gel/colloidal silver mixture that I have on her wound to kill off any possible bacteria and provide some relief while I put together a comfrey poultice.

You can see the image of her red, inflamed foot, post aloe gel and before the poultice. By the time I got the poultice ready she wasn't really crying anymore but then she sure did cry a ton after I put it on... so I only left it on for a few minutes because I wasn't sure if it stung/burned or not- I've never actually used comfrey before!

She returned to playing later that day, so I take it she approves.

I wasn't able to get a picture of her giving me a thumbs up because she (being a young child) was confused what I was even requesting.
Also due to not really wanting to put pictures of her up here I was hoping you'd accept these images of her foot, if not then oh well I guess.
2 months ago
I'm simply here to propose adding an ailment to the Watson list for natural medicine: Tachycardia (fast heart rate)

Last year I fell ill with serious tachycardia and shortness of breath which I was able to greatly reduce (essentially cure, but they come up if I'm dumb and drink too much coffee) my symptoms using natural remedies. Nothing home grown though, but herbs none the less :)
2 months ago
I'd like to post a few things I have done to help my family but don't really care to put their pictures on the threads... Is the image of us together and the image of them with a thumbs up totally necessary? (Also not sure if I could get my daughter to give me a thumbs up even if I tried lol)

Also, for the Watson list if there is something I did to cure myself but is not on the list (Tachycardia) could I make a new BB post for it? No idea how many points that'd be, but I'm proud of myself for getting out of the mess I was in last year.
2 months ago

Elizabeth Horsley wrote:I used a raw onion poultice on a fresh wasp sting.

I was just asking yesterday what to do about a wasp sting and now I see this! A day too late.
Kiddo who got stung seems to be fine though :)
2 months ago