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Good morning chicken wranglers.

I did get a bag full of green peppers last night and a few nice heads of broccoli, I dug up some of the sweet potato's and the mice had eaten quite a few of them as deep as they could dig and chew.

There was frost out on the pumpkin this morning so we are into the cold season officially around here!

God Bless!

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First off, been sick with cold. Not common since I retired, but the grandkids have been sick so here am I.  

 

What's your favorite treatment for when you get a cold?  Right now I'm at the sinus stage for me. Gone through boxes and boxes of tissues. 

 

 

 

One the mice front. I've been catching quite a few. I usually dump them outside the back door and something has been coming to get them. Thought it was the Chipmunk but I caught him too and he's gone.  Not sure what it is that can smell them but it can. Rat trap failed to catch whatever it is. 

 

Been baiting traps for blasted squirrels and caught just a couple. They've been getting into the chicken run and chewed through my jugs of food.  Have three different types of traps. 

 

I've got to get better. Going to an Army/Airforce game Saturday. 

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Hicks, I like to wear a lot of clothes, and drink loads of hot black currant juice and when the sugar starts to feel like too much, tea. Also, for aches, I like to use a rice filled old sock that I throw in the microwave for 3-4 minutes and hold it against the sore spot.

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Hicks, I like to wear a lot of clothes, and drink loads of hot black currant juice and when the sugar starts to feel like too much, tea. Also, for aches, I like to use a rice filled old sock that I throw in the microwave for 3-4 minutes and hold it against the sore spot.

 

Where do you get Black Currant juice?  At the store?  Sugar added?  Got a pic of the bottle?

 

I have some frozen berries in the freezer for jelly. Plus I've two bushes.  

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I buy at the store, it's a concentrate, has loads of sugar in it. My grandmother used to make it herself, but she passed on many years ago.  Basically, you boil the berries with a bit of water, and the juice you get you combine with maybe a little less than a cup of sugar to a cup of the juice, boil it, and bottle it up. You mix the juice with water maybe 1:6 to make ready to drink juice. I'm not sure about the sugar to juice ratio, but you can probably find some recipe online.

 

Basically it's pretty much like making jelly, but don't use sugar with pectine in it, and you probably need a bit more water in it, don't boil it for as long. I looked up a recipe. 4 lbs berries, 3-4 cups water. Crush berries a bit, boil with water for about 10 minutes. Pour through a strainer, and mix about 1 cup of sugar per 4 cups of the remaining juice, boil up again and bottle it up.


Edited by vehve - 10/30/14 at 10:15am
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Good morning chicken wranglers,

On the cold front when I feel one coming on I usually get in the sauna for a half hour a 150 f. and sweet off about 3 #' s then I take vitamin and drink lots of chicken soup.

Sometimes the sauna is enough to cut the cold off early sometimes not, oh yeh we use eucalyptus oil in the water we pour on the rocks it helps clear the head.

God Bless!

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