Tuesday, October 26, 2021

What are we doing NOW! Where have we been!


🧿 Hello Lovely people!!! 


Our lives have been turned around... My dad passed away and it me hard. Very hard!!!! Sometimes I just stare out the window or stand in the middle of the farm and cry!!!!

I can say I never really understand my friends when they was still crying over their mom and dad years later after they passed away... Until, NOW!

It is something that you will NEVER get over, JUST push through it.. 

It's easy for someone quick to say "oh you will see them again" or "just give it time".
Until you leave it you can NEVER understand what the person is going through,

I guess that saying "until you walked a mile in their shoe" is VERY true... 
Meanwhile, I just keep busy and and keep going and have moments.

Dad you are very missed....

We are now on tik tok with all kinds of tips, hack and sharing what we know with yall.

We got our name trade marked we are trying to bring our chicken treats to sell has a brand in Amazon!
God is good and when you put HIM first and listen things change.... 


We will be posting at least 4 videos a day on tik tok God willing... We are trying to share what we know and our farm in hopes it inspires someone..

We now have chickens, peacocks and turkeys... They bring us some much joy...
WE would love to know what you would to see from our farm please comment below... 

Hope this finds you well... Til the next blog

Bye bye and much love
Terrilynn


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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hibiscus Flower Tea with a coupon code

Why do I drink Hibiscus Flower Tea???????

 

So, many benefits for drinking hibiscus Flower Tea. We grow it fresh on the farm and in our urban garden in the city... It is seasonal here on the farm. 

For a limited time from Now to Oct 31st 2020 we are offering a coupon of 10% off a bag of our loose leaf tea. Coupon code is Teatime10

It is a wonderful drink for in the summer! Hibiscus is known for a lot of health benefits like lowering blood pressure, helping with diabetes, weight loss, skin, immune system, depression, etc etc ... so throw your sodas away and give this tea a try!

These Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits May Have You Trading in Your Daily Tea.

May Boost Liver Health.

May Help Lower Blood Pressure

May Help Lower Blood Fat Levels

And possibly your cholesterol levels.

and much much more......

Each bag is 3.5 oz of dried hibiscus, I grind it(when I need it) and add it to a custom blend I do myself. 1 bag lasts me quiet a bit(over 6 months) but I don't drink it everyday.

It says to blend 1 teaspoon to 8 oz of water to make 1 cup so I guess you would get about 16 servings per bag if you make just hibiscus tea.

https://www.organicrawrootsfarm.com/product-page/pure-hibiscus-herbal-tea

Loose Leaf - Organically Grown

  • Natural Whole Leaf Herbal Tea - Supports Heart Health, Naturally High in Vitamin C. Healthy Hydrating Alternative to Sports Drinks.
  • Whole Egyptian Hibiscus Tea may fight low grade inflammation. Dieters love hibiscus tea since it has shown to lower the body’s absorption of glucose and carbohydrates which may help with weight loss.
  • All Natural. Hibiscus tea steeps up a ruby red infusion, and is pleasantly tart. It has a sour taste very like cranberry juice.
  • Caffeine-free! Rich in Vitamins
  • Comes in heat sealed zip-lock 

Directions:

Brewing Immunity  tea - 208 degrees - 5-7 min.Fruit tea - 208 degrees - 5-7 min.

1. Add 1.5 tsp of tea to your favorite loose tea infuser.

2. Pour 8 oz of hot water over the loose tea,

After steeping, remove the tea from the water and serve.

Brewing iced tea? Use double the tea in step 1 and pour over ice after step  3.Instructions based on an 8 ounce cup of tea.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Chicken Trail Mix

Do you spoil your chickens????

We do!!!! They love our Cluckers trail mix. And your feather babies will to. We feed our turkeys also the Cluckers Trail Mix they gobble cause they know the worms are in there HA-HA-HA!!!!!! Also a useful tool to keep a young rooster tame - well, less awry. I sit on a brick and let him eat. He does it when he wants to.... But we try... 

The turkeys go crazy when they hear the bag or the jar....


Look at those meal worms... Grown on our farm.... (video coming soon) Yes!!!!! Yes we love bugs... We NOT scared hahaha! Real and simple nutrition from us means healthy birds, better living and peace of mind for you.

We dry them so each 1 lb bag has ONE CUP of worms!!!!! Now, we grind and blend our fresh grown corn. We grow our sunflowers right here on the farm.

A nutritious blend of Corn, Wheat, Barley, Oats, Sunflower Seeds... Your chickens will thank you later... All organic and natural... We also put grit... 


 

This is a TREAT for your favorite feathered friends. They will love it... TESTED ON MY OWN BIRDS. and friends to... Our passion is happy, and healthy pets.

Here is where you can buy a fun treat for your chickens. 

https://www.organicrawrootsfarm.com/product-page/the-cluckers-trail-mix

We have two sizes:

1 lb bag

4 oz bag

and we have a subscription for the 1 lb bag (monthly)

This is a TRAIL MIX with sunflower seeds, corn, wheat and grit. With oats and Barley. and dried meal worms.

Corn, sunflowers and meal worms and wheat grown on our farm. We use local farms for other fresh items.

  • NON-GMO: Crafted with Non-GMO corn for added color to attract your birds.
  • NATURAL:  contains no artificial colors or flavors.
  • MIXED FLOCKS:  is great for chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys or gamebirds.
  • Good for mature birds, providing energy
  • Free of cholesterol, MSG & trans fats

General feeding management: Maintain a regular feeding schedule. Provide fresh, clean water at all times.

Reminder: Feed is perishable. Store this product in a cool, dry area away from rodents and insects.

Warning: Do not feed any product that is spoiled, moldy, rodent or insect infested, or abnormal in appearance or odor, as it may cause illness or death.


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Friday, September 11, 2020

Turmeric and it's healing powers

 WHY TURMERIC?????

 Can an ancient yellow root spice be good for you? Let's chat about that.

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine

Turmeric is commonly used for conditions involving pain and inflammation. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and healing agent. 

 This anti-inflammatory ability might reduce the aggravation that people with arthritis feel in their joints.


 Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant abilities. 

The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins. 

WHAT EVERYONE KNOWS IT FOR.

Turmeric adds flavor to food, which explains its presence in curry powder. However, turmeric can also play an important role in digesting that food. The spice can contribute to healthy digestion as a result of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Ways to use it in food.

Turmeric is a highly versatile spice that can be added to meals in a range of ways, including:

  • Adding turmeric into spice mixtures such as curry or barbecue rub
  • Making a homemade dressing using part oil, part vinegar, and seasonings including turmeric
  • Changing up your go-to marinades by adding turmeric.
  • Shakes and smoothies
  • Fire cider and Elderberry syrup

Turmeric is also available as a supplement in powder-containing capsules, fluids, extracts, and tinctures. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.  

WHAT WE OFFER?

We are now stocking turmeric that grows from our farm in our store. We will offer different size bags soon. Right now we have a 2 oz Bag for sell in our store front.


It is a heat sealed bag and weight to 2 oz. You can buy it on our website.

https://www.organicrawrootsfarm.com/

https://www.organicrawrootsfarm.com/product-page/turmeric 

 

Disclaimer: You should check with a doctor before taking any supplements to ensure they are safe for you to use. 

 "Although curcumin or turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, if you are diagnosed with a condition such as cancer or diabetes, speak to your health care provider before taking the supplement".

 

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Our Elderberry Syrup Kit and Recipe!

                

Our Elderberry Syrup Kit and Recipe!

Elderberry is a powerful plant when it comes to colds and the flu. 

https://www.organicrawrootsfarm.com/product-page/elderberry   

We grow it on our farm in FL. We pick it and harvest it. We dry it there on the land. Our kits contain everything you need to make Elderberry syrup. You just add water and raw honey. We've done all the measuring and mixing for you.

This syrup can be taken as a preventative or as aid if you are sick. It’s naturally high in immune-boosting compounds such as antioxidants, vitamin A, B, and C.

Like to have Elderberry syrup on hand beginning in the fall. We take a tablespoon everyday and if we are feeling sick we take two to three tablespoons in a day. 

DID YOU KNOW??????

Store-bought elderberry syrups contain necessary preservatives, refined cane sugar, "natural flavoring" and food dye. Which is not really something your body needs when you’re fighting off germs. 

This is why I love to make mine. The one I make contains some other goodies such as cinnamon, clove, raw honey, and ginger root which are AMAZING and lets NOT forget RAW HONEY which come from our bees. 

Now In our kits we put turmeric which also has so many healthy benefits for your body. (That will be another post soon). 

Proven study show it will fight off the flu, help pain in your body. 

Help with cancer and diabetes.. Coughing. It has vitamin c.

  • Take one table spoon a day to BOOST your immune system.
  • If you are feeling sick take a table spoon every three hours.
  • THIS A MEDICAL BERRY/PLANT. You can NOT eat it like grapes. They must be boiled.
  • I grow it on my farm along with Morgina and other medical herbs.. 
  • Elderberrie syrup is great for the body we sell it 4oz, 5oz, 8oz and 16oz
  • Elerberry, cinnamon, turmeric root, and ginger root, cadamon, and raw honey, 
  • apple cider vinegar.
  • Loaded with probiotics and vitamin c everything the body needs.

Now what you been waiting for THE RECIPE....

What you need:

Our Elderberry kit

1/3-1/2 cup of raw, local honey (adding more or less to taste)🍯

4 Cups of water

3-4 8oz Mason Jars 

1 16oz Mason Jars

 

How to Make:

STEP 1

Pour your 4 cups of filtered water into a saucepan and add in Our Elderberry KIT. DO NOT ADD HONEY! We had a splash of apple cider vinegar with the MOTHER, it brings out all the purity from the berries. And its great for the body.

STEP 2

Bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and reduce to a low simmer. Allow to simmer for about 45-60 minutes, or until the liquid has been reduced by half.

STEP 3

Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool a bit until it can be handled.

STEP 4

Strain out the liquid from the berries, giving everything a good mashing to get every last drop out. You don't want any drops going to waste this is gold!!!!

STEP 5

Once the syrup is lukewarm, you can stir in the honey. Some recipes call for 1 cup or even 1 1/2 cups, so you can play around and adjust it to your liking. 

The more the honey the longer the shelf life. You can add a few table spoons of Vodka to give you an even longer shelf life. (You can, can the Elderberry syrup to have it in your food storage).

Now I like to add honey to each jar I make. I cover the bottom of each jar then pour elderberry syrup in each jar.

STEP 6

Store the syrup in a glass jar in the fridge or freezer. I like to use 8 oz mason jars. This recipe makes enough to fill 3 or 4, so I keep one in the fridge. You can freeze the other jars to this ensures longer shelf life to.

They will can moldy in the fridge if not used within 4-6 weeks. 

Disclamier WARNING

If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. If any adverse reactions occur, immediately stop using this product and consult your doctor. Not intended for use by person's under the age of 18. If seal isn't intact, damaged or missing, do not use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.

 

 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fermented Garlic HONEY recipe

Fermented Garlic HONEY!

What? You never heard of it?

You can drizzle this honey over pepperoni pizza.

Use in a glaze for grilled pork or fish, and/or add a few spoonfuls to savory cornbread. It's awesome and the BEST THING! Great for gut health... 

BUT DID YOU KNOW?  

Fermented garlic honey can be used to combat cold and flu in the winter.

I eat one garlic clove a day. It is so easy to make... So let's get started. 


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

A jar of your size choice 

Garlic peeled about 30-40 cloves

Raw local Honey

 

Recipe Preparation

  • Place garlic in jar. Pour honey over garlic and stir to combine, making sure all the garlic gets coated. Seal jar and let sit at room temperature 3 days. Unscrew and remove lid to let out any gases; give garlic honey a stir. (You’ll most likely see tiny bubbles at this stage, which means the fermentation process has started.) Reseal jar and let sit, stirring once every other day, at least 1 month before using. But you can really eat it at any time.

    Whatever size jar you use, you’ll want to fill it about ¾ full of peeled garlic.

  •  It is important to make sure the lid of mason jar is plastic and not metal. Leave it loose the first few weeks. 

    The older your garlic ages the darker the honey gets, this is normal. Actually better.

    When you run out of garlic you can add more garlic to the honey and add fresh honey to top it off for a full jar. However it will be stronger flavor.

    I make a few jars at a time. And in 3 months make another few jars to always have a supply. Plus it will last a long time in a cool dark place on a shelf. I have some over a year and it taste amazing. 

    JUST LOOK AT THAT DARK SAVORY HONEY!!!!

    Why should you make fermented garlic honey?

    1. Fermented garlic Honey is one of the easiest fermentation recipes out there, great for beginners.

    2. If you grow and harvest a lot of garlic at once and you want a way to naturally preserve your garlic for long term storage without refrigeration. This is the way to go.

    3. Because you want to eat more raw garlic for the health benefits. Alot easier to swallow lets say then eating RAW garlic. Plus you get the great benefits of the honey to. A WIN WIN..(anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune boosting properties together)

    4. It's a perfect preventative remedy for the cold and flu season. 

    Did I twist your arm enough to make it... And that reminds me, I need to go make more fall is around the corner and so is FLU season.

    Using Fermented Honey Garlic

    Pop a whole clove, or take a spoonful of honey (or both!).

    TIPS TO REMEMBER:

    It’s also a good idea to gently turn your jar over every few days, or whenever you think about it, to make sure that all of the garlic get coated with honey. Screw the lid on tightly before you do this! Then return it to it’s upright position and re-loosen the lid.

    Both honey and garlic have strong medicinal properties, so you'll want to have this home remedy on hand for cold and flu season. 

    Please follow our blog for more recipes and other tips for the homestead. 

    Thank you for stopping by. Please check out our YouTube channel it would mean alot to US!!

    xo Terrilynn 


    #garlichoney #honeygarlic #home-remedies #offgrid #homestead

Thursday, January 2, 2020

DIY Sustainable Life

Happy New Year 2020 is here.
  Let's make this year the best! Start by doing one thing a week different then you normally do.  Find a way to-do zero waste. GROW a bigger garden, add some more rows. Grow what you like and will eat. Drink more water, cook more at home. Just start where you are.
   Like today, I made vanilla rum extract, It was on my today list for a long time. It will last almost a year or more. Cheaper to make and better then store bought.


    Did you know big companies make you think, you need their items in order to be happy?
YES! And guess what? The reality is you don't! You don't realize everything is connected, so let's get inspired. It's just that simple.
   Buy local... Make everything you can.... Thrift stores..... Use what you have.... Forage.......
low waste, to NO waste....... Grow, build and repeat.
   Just recently, I canned about 20 lbs of potatoes. Now, I don't have to buy from them store. I have some put away for food storage, and some in the pantry.
   "Every action causes a reaction." It takes one person to start a change the world. If you inspire one person and they inspire someone you just made a train reaction. Back to "every action causes a reaction."
    You only have one life, and we don't have another Earth to go to. So radiate with JOY! Grow your own food. Build your own home, chicken coop or pole barn. Live off-grid or use solar power.

    A sustainable life is easier then you think. Together we can make a tremendous environmental impact. Each individual has the power to live a sustainable lifestyle. I believe we got too comfortable and spoiled with food being delivered to our doors. "It's too late to cook, so let me pull in an pick up some fast food." All processed food is bad for our bodies. 
   Make your own food storage. Save seeds. Can your own food. Make a garden. Recycle and restore something. Reduce waste. Compost what you can. 

   We started a YouTube I hope to see you there... We want to share our sustainable life with others. 

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   Grow a garden simple, find scrap wood for a raised bed. You can get scrap from sawmills, ask around, look in ads, and groups for free items. Once you start growing your own food, you delete that part from your life of going to the store on items you can grow. So the money can be put on something else or saved. 
 
   Even God talks in the Bible about sustainability.
 “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” - Genesis 1:27-28

  Today, we have become especially aware of how the pursuit of human self-interest threatens the natural environment. We were meant to tend and care for the Garden (Gen. 2:15). 

  Thanks for stopping by... Please subscribe to our YouTube and follow here for recipes, do it your-self and our garden life. God bless

Terri



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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Off-grid (Is it worth it?)

 
Photo credit: Google

   While living off-grid is challenging, we have been off-grid with the farm now for 2 years and semi off-grid for a year now, and I love it. I love to disconnect for a while, the mind needs a break. People ask me "how do you live without TV?" It's simple you just do. I have not watched TV in over 7 years. No cable, don't need it. The news can drive you to die an early death with stress.
    When you work all day from sunup to sundown you want to sleep when it turns dark. You're ready for a shower and turn down your bed and relax with a book, scriptures or journal and then sleep. You don't want a TV on, or a radio. Sometimes, you can hear the whisper of the pines, or the rain dance across the tin roof and that is enough. With ten acres you never stop and I joke all the time I am ready for more. I was at a gas station near the farm and an old farmer was talking to me.

He said "I started with ten acres and now I have 250 acres. Good luck!"

He laughed and walked away with a big smile.

Babe, watch out I am going for 50 more acres...... HA HA!!!!!

Photo credit: Terri Rodriguez

Happy life, happy soul. Do things that benefit your mind, change your habits that will change your life. 
Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. "It's not all about what you do, but why you do it."


Luke 12:48



But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

   I have lived in the city for more than 30 years, traffic can get to you. Your health can go downhill in many ways. Just the air you breathe in the city is unacceptable, the traffic, the rude people can cause mental strain on your body and mind. One person cuts you off on the highway than your raging the rest of the day. It's like a chain reaction just inviting negative energy in.

    In a one-horse town, the most you have to worry about is a tractor pulling hay with three cars behind it, now that's the traffic I can deal with. I had to adjust to not having a big supermarket around the block. I have to dry clothes on a clothesline to air dry. I have to walk outside to the bathroom and shower outside in a beautiful outdoor shower my hubby made.

Photo credit: Terri Rodriguez

  Living off-grid you can find ten things you hate about it, and ten things you love about it.
You can nick pick about it all day or just embrace it. It is to each their own that is for sure. It is a balance, I had to learn from going from city to farm a few days out of each week until we live their full time. I am more relaxed, happier, and sleep better.

   Hot water is not a thing off-grid unless the sun heated the water, but after a day of work, you really don't need one. Coldwater from the springs is so refreshing and great on the skin. We have to feed our skin and take care of it just like we do the inside of our bodies.
 
  So much to learn about off-grid living, everyone does it their way, I don't think there is a wrong or right way.
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      Creating a life where you are no longer dependent on the electrical grid means you produce your own power, collect or pump your own water and often grow your own food. Which we have a well on our farm. We have a septic tank, and yes, I would love an outhouse y'all.....
It takes commitment to live off-grid just knowing it gets dark real quick. Stays in the back of your mind all day. We don't have a house yet on our farm maybe in a few years. So for us, it is roughing it most days, but I love it.

Photo credit: Terri Rodriguez

   Things to think about it since living off-grid is "trendy", Banks are NOT quick to lend for off-grid homes. Some states will NOT allow off-grid living and it impossible to make an off-grid home.
Some states don't allow you to collect rainwater in a barrel. Do your research.

   The truth is that due to government regulation, it is becoming more and more difficult to live off the grid. So while the answer is “no, it’s not completely illegal to live off the grid“, it is becoming increasingly difficult and parts of it can be illegal in certain areas. We choose to live off the grid also we strive to be self-sufficient. Not quite there but we will be soon, we hope to become more and more self-sufficient.

  We’d rather learn the skills to develop our homestead on our own, learning self-sustainability along the way.  Is it worth leaving the city and going off-grid? Yes! 100 times yes!

   If you have any question please sound off below, I will do my best to answer them. We're working on a youtube soon to share our dream farm we are building.


Thanks for stopping by until next time life is short, make it sweet,


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What are we doing NOW! Where have we been!

🧿 Hello Lovely people!!!  Our lives have been turned around... My dad passed away and it me hard. Very hard!!!! Sometimes I just stare out ...