Homesteading Tip: Treat for Chickens & Essential Oils for a Cold

December 30, 2014

My daughter is sick this week for the first time in almost a year thanks to my doTERRA Essential Oils.  She has not had more than a low grade fever for a few hours since this time last year. But this week she decided to lick the railing at the ice skating rink before I could stop her. That will do it! She is out for the count with fever, aches, and stuffy nose. I have her on a rotation of essential oils (oregano, melaleuca, lemon, on guard, and peppermint for her fever) and immune builders like collodial silver, elderberry syrup, and zinc. She is fighting hard and has not gotten a cough or anything too terrible. We all needed some comfort food. So I decided to make some stew in the slow cooker. I just recently discovered the magic of the slow cooker. I don't know why it took me so long to use one but it is pretty genius. It took me about an hour to get everything in the pot but I was interrupted a lot by the little sick one. We had just shopped at the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturday so I had some wonderful veggies to put in it and a brisket as well. I put the brisket in on the bottom, then chopped multi-colored carrots, a purple yam, a regular potato and some white onion. I mixed up some vegetable stock, and some organic potato leek soup, some garlic, onion powder and black pepper in a bowl and poured that over it. I set it to cook on low for 8 hours. Done. The peelings from my carrots and potatoes are the perfect treat for my chickens so I grabbed them and tossed them out in the coop area for them. They were very grateful! If you want to get your own essential oils for your family, visit my page HERE for more info on how to get them. IMG_9631



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