Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Starting Early with Children Science Project

Day 1 inside the house...

A smaller version of what I posted (and killed) on my other blog. I got lucky I found another one. My DD is very excited, DS's are not so much. I don't know how long this one emerged, but I knew that this one emerged from egg not to long ago. DD counted 11 leaves in this parsley and one swallowtail caterpillar.


Blackberries grow wild in dry sandy soil. I took this pictures from my visit on one of the foreclosure houses that DH friend was looking at.

They start red in color and turn black when ready for picking.They are rich in isocitric and malic acids, sugar, pectin, monoglycoside of cyanidin, tannin (high in root bark and leaves), iron, carbohydrates, sodium, magnesium, and vitamin A and C.

Lists of uses:

Blackberry leaves and roots are a long-standing home remedy for cholera, anemia, regulates menses, diarrhea and dysentery. Prolonged use of the tea is also beneficial for enteritis, chronic appendicitis, upset stomach, and leukorrhea. It is said to have expectorant properties as well. A tea made from the dried root can be used for dropsy. Chew the leaves for bleeding gums goes back to the time of Christ. The fruit and juice are taken for anemia. A standard infusion is made, which can also be applied externally as a lotion, reported to cure psoriasis and scaly conditions of the skin. Blackberries also make wine, brandy; and flavor liqueurs and cordials.

Yes, that is my hand. So eat them when you find some while hiking, or in your favorite camping places. Maybe next year, my children and I can go wild fruits foraging, since I now know places for blackberries and blueberries.

Ruby Tuesday 2

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bio-Magnetic Appointment

Have you heard of it? If not, use Mr. Google to find out. Yes, my children had been going to a Bio-magnetic doctor since last year. DD, is the middle child is done/finished going to him. And today I took my nine year old son (fourth son) for the first time. He was a very good eater when he was little and lo and behold, he doesn't even have to skip milk or process food for two weeks. I was relieved.

I also asked the doctor about the dark red spots (one is as big as a quarter, other smaller) on his foot. They appeared when his sister and him started learning how to ride a two wheeler bikes. I also remember all the bruises they gotten that month.

His next visit will be in October, Halloween I think. Then on August 8, 2013, my Junior will go back for a follow up. His been seeing the doctor since last year with his younger sister, but somehow his car sickness will not go away. He will be fine for a few car rides after the treatment, but after that few, the sickness is back again. And yes, he is very picky eater, but I will give him a credit, he does not consume junk food. That's a plus.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mellow Yellow Monday

This is a butternut squash flower from my garden. Some of them are able to flowers, which the deers missed. I should knocked on wood. The deers might come back for these...he he he.

Since I got them to come out right in my camera, I putting both of them here for Monday Mellow Yellow meme. You can even see the dews on them.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Children are Better

One week of sick children was all I can take. Cleaning and waiting on their every demand gets old after a while. So, I am happy to say that they are all better and we went out for the first time (all of us) yesterday. 2nd ODS had no problem with motion sickness either.

However, not a very good news about MIL. FIL informed DH and I yesterday, that MIL cannot remember him for a week now. I guessed that was it for her memory. She is still mobile, and can still have simple conversation, until you try to explain something to her. All in all, she can still be civilized.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

They Work Great

Like I mentioned before, my two boys are sick. I cannot watch them in pain anymore. The letting it run its course does not work for me. I check online and I found out how to keep what you eat and drink in your stomach. Here they are; peppermint and ginger tea. I am very thankful that I bought this peppermint and planted it in our yard.

Furthermore, I'm lucky for having ginger in the refrigerator too. I don't have to go to the grocery store just to buy two things. All I have to do with these ingredients is shred the ginger and pick a few leaves of peppermint, put them in a cup and add hot water. The smell was incredible, I don't mind smelling it everyday.

Both of my boys was vomiting and have a LBM. After drinking two tablespoons each, wow! what a difference it made. No vomiting and they finally hold something in their stomach. They still don't feel like eating, but at least they will not get dehydrated and end-up with I.V.'s in the emergency room. Thank you homemade medicine and the internet.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


I found this lovely lily (what's left of many) at my PIL property. I found it lovely, however, MIL never like it when his son (DH), try to string trim and cut some extra weeds around it. She like it over crowded with weeds.The property was so cute and pleasing to the eyes, now the property is rustic and falling apart.

Visit RUBY Tuesday 2 to see more photos.

Monday, July 1, 2013

My Two Boys are Sick

There is nothing more I despise when any of my children is sick. Floor carpeting does not make it easy for me either. I do give them bucket/pail when they are sick, but some how they rarely use them when they feel sick and cannot make it to the bathroom.

Eating after cleaning-up after them is not possible. I am tired and the picture in my head lingers the reason for not eating. Thank goodness it's summer. Yuck for vomits and other things that goes along with germs.