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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'll try again

I just finished hanging the 3rd load of wash on the lines (across the street), and all of the sudden it has become overcast.  We're not supposed to get rain until tomorrow.

The plane ride back from NY is what I'm blaming it on, but ever since I have had pain in my sacroiliac.  It's really bad and I often limp when I walk.  I wake up ok in the morning, but sitting exacerbates the pain, and sitting in the car, even driving just a mile to the gym, brings on the worst pain.  

I don't understand how I can feel so good and have such pain when I move.  As for the joy, I don't know where it comes from or how long it will stay, but I love it.  I think my loving family has a lot to do with it.

I went with Donald to Whole Foods yesterday, and found something I haven't seen in years!  Non-homogenized milk!  Remember when it came in glass bottles, and you'd pour off the cream on top to put in coffee.  Unfortunately this is in a carton and I won't be able to see the line where the cream ends and the milk begins, but I hope to be able to tell by looking at what is pouring out.  If I buy any more, I'm going to get it in a glass bottle.

Gotta go check on the laundry.  It has really looked like it was ready to pour rain, but then the sky lightens up a bit.  I'm grabbing a few things now and then that seem to be dry enough to fold and put away.  When I initially took my laundry over to hang on the line, there was quite a crowd and it was mostly men.  A woman would wander in now and then, but the guys owned the place today!  


  1. Love good milk! We have a raw milk dairy available and it makes all the difference. Also, for aches and pains I would recommend Bragg's vinegar with the mother and raw honey. I take 2 tsp of vinegar and 2 of the honey in 10 ounces of water with each meal and it seems to be helping. We shake it up in a canning jar and it tastes pretty good. It helps the digestion, assimilation etc. A really good very old folk medicine book is "Folk Medicine" by Dr. Jarvis. He was a doctor in Vermont in the first half of the 20th century and the book has some really good info. Such simple things to do. It is an interesting old book and is becoming rare.


  2. Oh that wonderful milk. My mom used to skim off the cream and make whipped cream out of it for topping out jello or pudding.
    Hope you start to feel better soon. And hope you start getting some good rains.

  3. I remember when my big kids were so small, we would drive north toward Dayton and stop off in Germantown. The place was called Melvin's Cow Palace. The milk was not homogenized nor pasteurized. Raw milk. It was the best! Melvin fed his cows alfalfa. Miami University used to regularly conduct cultred checks on the milk from his cows. It had less bacteria than from industrial dairy farm milk. Melvin didn't preventatively give antibiotics to his cows nor hormones. Best milk ever!

    1. Hey Jennifer, I tried to find an email for you but couldn't so I'm hoping you'll come back and see this. I grew up just outside of Dayton. Where did/do you live?

  4. Did you chiropractor give you some easy exercises for low back pain? They worked for me. If he didn't I'll see if I can find them on line. Really miss not being able to hand out my laundry on the road. One of my favorite things at the farm. Along with raw milk right from the cow with nearly a 1/3 of each gallon in heavy cream that we could whip or churn into butter. Oh my the fat! Yum. Keep up that joy!!