Garlic Update and Cold and Flu Season

We did not start planting this morning as I said we intended, but had we thought it through we probably would have realized that the cold morning temperatures and the wet ground were not going to be the best conditions for planting. We did go out after lunch and worked for several hours. We ended the day with the Red Toch and Music varieties completely planted, a total of about 1300 bulbs. We also mulched them with straw before we knocked off for the night. Since it’s supposed to rain over night I am not sure when we will get back to planting, this will depend on when the ground is dry enough, certainly by the weekend. We do plan on splitting up the rest of the bulbs tomorrow afternoon.

Now about cold and flu season, I am a big believer in natural medicines, and that is one of the reasons we grow garlic and several other herbs. I thought I would share with you a recipe for a homemade medicine. Oh, don’t bother asking your doctor, and no, your insurance won’t cover the cost, and in all honesty, you probably won’t like to take it, but in my opinion it works. It’s not my original recipe; I found it on this website.

I have been using it for the past two years. I take it anytime I start to come down with something and usually when someone in my house comes down with something, and I have not been sick. The first year I made this I made it with vodka, I still have some of this in fact, because after taking it once or twice my husband refused to take it anymore because it tasted so bad, but with the alcohol content it should be good indefinitely . So last year when I made it, I made it with Apple Cider Vinegar. Although it still has the burn, the vinegar does give it a better flavor.

If you would like to try making this recipe, and are in our area, let me know because we still have hot peppers available, we also have horse radish root that can be dug, and of course we have garlic for sale. Stay well! 🙂

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