Friday, February 20, 2015

Master tonic? I keep hearing talk of this all over facebook and other places . All I can picture in my mind when I hear about this is Gypsy's parked in their wagons trying to sell people elixirs and tonics with claims that it will cure EVERYTHING. Well after reading more about it, I decided I needed to try this cure everything elixir. 

Here is what you will need:

Master Tonic Recipe

2 bunches of garlic, chopped
A decently sized ginger root, grated
A decently sized horseradish root, grated
1 huge organic red onions, chopped
24 or so small habanero peppers 
64 oz raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg)
4 quart size glass jars with plastic lids

After assembling everything into one location i proceeded to chop, chop and chop some more! Next time(of course if there is a next time) I will purchase all ready peeled garlic! After chopping everything I grated the horseradish and ginger root. 
I then took my 4 quart jars and proceeded to divide them up.
 After dividing up the goods i covered them in ACV and put a lid on it.

Now what needs to be done is put them in a cool dark place and shake everyday for at least the next 12-14 days. This tonic will be used to ward off illness and to take if you do get sick to maybe make your sickness disappear faster! We will see how this turns out in a few weeks! Apparently it makes a fabulous marinade to!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I cant believe that it is February already! This weather is all over the map for sure! I have started getting my compost for the garden. Since we mostly container garden we need to refresh the soil. Since we have used this soil for 2 years now we are doing a total refresh! Mr. Fix it and Master chef have taken 20 of the tubs and dumped them into a spot that I want to till up to grow onions, beets and radishes. I tilled the spot before they dumped them into the space and have gone back and tilled the used compost all in! I have my list of plants that I want to purchase all ready to go for this season. I know alot of people ask me why i don't start my own. Well i have found a wholesale outlet that will let me purchase flats from them. They charge me $7 a flat, i just have to buy the whole flat and they want me to buy at least 20 flats. It is still cheaper to buy them from them then start them myself, this way i don't have to heat my greenhouse! 

Kidding season is over for us. It was an ok year. Had a few hiccups and now we have all healthy and happy kids! The mommas all look alot happier not being as wide as a tank!

Now is the time to start looking in some places for a final markdown on canning items. They are in the final push to get them out the door before the new items come in. I have found gallons of vinegar for .49¢, Mrs. Wages pickle mixes for .49¢ and also canning jars are marked down! Great time to stock up for that summer canning run!

What is on your planting list? Anything new? old? a go to?