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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
They'll learn soon enough to go in at dusk.
So far I have found 1 person with Barnie eggs on all of BYC & Ebay. She said hers weren't laying enough yet to sell a dozen, but she's supposed to contact me next month. I will be sure to tell you as soon as I find some. Meanwhile, if you run across anyone, please keep me in mind.
God I hope so! That wasn't fun. The rest were in the coop. It was just those goofy 4
Put on your best fur coat and growl at them! That should chase them in.
Oh and be sure to post a picture of it!
Pentamom, I received an E-mail that said to put an onion in every room, whole. It will soak up the germs. If you are feeling really sick... BRB I will just copy/paste.
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.
Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.
"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.
Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.
Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.
Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
I am making up Super Tonic...but of course it takes 2 weeks for it to "brew"
1 part fresh chopped white onions
1 part fresh chopped Garlic cloves
1 part fresh grated ginger root
1 part fresh grated horseradish root
1 part fresh chopped cayenne peppers (or hottest peppers available)
Apple Cider Vinegar I use Braggs.
Fill a jar with equal parts of the above chopped or grated herbs (don't use an equal amount of cayenne unless you like HOT!!!) Then fill with Apple cider vinegar (has to be raw, not the stuff you get at Wally),
Put in a cool, dark place for 2-4 weeks. Shake it periodically. Drain out the liquid and keep in a dark bottle, or keep bottle in a dark cupboard. You can add more apple cider to the veggies to get a second batch.
SuperTonic stops most infections and gives you all the benefits of each herb combined. It destroys most viruses, bacteria and fungus on contact and helps break up and relieve congestion in the sinus and lungs. Helps relieve the common cold.
Dosage: Gargle and swallow 1 teaspoon every hour or take up to 2 tablespoons 3-4 times per day.
Had to look them up being new to chickens! I want! I want! Can I get on this band Wagon too! They are really pretty birds and apparently great for the Zombie Apocalypse!
BaymLMAO!!!! That is way too funny!!
Motorcycle chick -believe it or not I've been seeing this all over Facebook and my aunt does it. So last week when the boys were super sick with fever I did it for them. Sure enough the next day they were better. Not 100% but better. The following day they were 100%. Which I though was rather odd considering my one son was so weak that he could not walk. For him to be miraculously better that quick was shocking to me. Especially because my friends on FB are sick like 2 weeks. So I had the onions for a week. I threw them out 4 days ago and in that 4 days I started feeling "off" like dizzy-ish and nauseous. Sure enough today I'm hit with it. So I sliced up 4 onions and put them next to me on the couch. Believe it or not I am starting to feel a bit better. Not much but I feel a difference. Hopefully tomorrow I will be feeling much better.
It's interesting to read about it though huh?!
LOVE IT!!! HE HE HE
I just said no to Jim mrheinz for my prize wellies and he said he can send me his cochin instead LOL THOSE ARE CUTE!!! dolpppppppppp