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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

My Li'l Corner in August

Hello from the hills!

Double Pink Rose of Sharon

 I wanted to tell you about a very short shortcut  (Thank you, Joybilie Farm, for the idea!)  for making fresh sauerkraut if you don't like to bother with shredding cabbage.  I didn't grow cabbage this year so I bought 4 bags of coleslaw mix (on sale, of course :)  to make this half-gallon of  probiotic rich kraut.   I used this method for the fermentation process and let it ferment for four weeks.

We've indulged in lots of homegrown Rutger's tomatoes with our meals all month long.

August has been a busy, hot mess of interminably muggy days, but thankfully we've had rain and cooler temperatures for the past couple of days.  A friend from out of state was here visiting for a week so we did day trips to places she wanted to see.  However, this is the only photo I took.

There was a monumental traffic delay due to construction just yesterday in the GSMNP.   So, if you're planning a trip to the Smokies soon go here and check the status of construction in the areas you'd like to visit.

My friend took a few pictures, and sent them to me so I'm adding them here.
This is an overlook on the Foothills Parkway.

And this one is a shot from Wears Valley Road in Townsend.
I love seeing the misty clouds hovering on the treetops.

Rosacea Update:
For the past two years I've tried a lot of things that didn't clear up the rash I had.  On July 4th, just last month I talked with someone that had taken a supplement that cleared the rash so I decided to give it a try.  I've been taking Dr. Gundry's Vital Reds supplement for the past month, and it has helped in reducing the degree of flushing and cleared nearly all the bumps I had experienced for the past two years.  I'm also watching my carb intake, but that alone wasn't enough.  I'm glad I heard of this product.

Flowering Spurge in the pasture:

Have a lovely week, y'all!
Shared @ this link My Corner of the World

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Diabetes Docu-Series, Eye-Opening

Hello from the hills! 

I'm interrupting my normally irregular posting schedule to tell you I'm watching a docu-series on the black plague of the 21st century, diabetes.   It's free now but will not be free after this airing.  I have to tell you I'm only into the second video, and I'm very concerned by what I've learned.  If you or anyone you know has diabetes this series will help you understand the disease from a totally different perspective as there are interviews with health professionals that will surprise you.   Most patients think as long as they have diabetes under "control" with insulin they're okay.  Not so.   I don't have it myself, but I have family members who do, so I'm all in to help them.

Go here and request a link to watch, but hurry as each episode airs for only 24 hours.

Our plain white Rose of Sharons finally opened up.

This will be our second heirloom cantaloupe, that is if the night critters don't take a shine to it first.  ;)   Did you know raccoons and coyotes poke holes in them and scoop out the juice?  Ask me how I know, lol.

I don't think I've ever posted about my Mulberry trees.  They're 1 1/2 years old and already 5 feet high growing in pots on the deck.  We're hoping for a small berry harvest next year.

I'll leave you with these sleepy looking hydrangea blossoms.  They were blue last month, but the color has turned to fallish hues.   Have a great weekend y'all!