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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Update of some sort

I have been dealing with pneumonia for the last two weeks. I must say it got a tad scary a few times. However I am happy to report I am doing better. At least health wise. 

During my illness I did a bit of research and discovered the goldenseal may be growing in the holler. I hope that is true, as goldenseal is a cure all, or so they claim. But looking for it will have to wait until spring, when I can dig up my suspected goldenseal and see the color of the root. 

We have been dealing with snow off and on for awhile now. Just as soon as things seem to be warming up, bam! Welcome to swing season in Kentucky! Ah well, about the same in Kansas. 



The cave froze. Sorry about the photo, took  it with my phone. Boys  insisted that I see it, too cool mom! Haha! Very cool.




The cows have a longing for wide open spaces, escaped three days in a row. 


We spent two days repairing and securing the fencing. Now Urth paces madly at the gate, taking her frustration out on any another cow that dares approach. But it was nice to be able to work. Husband and I had bloody hands by the end of it. Worked through rain, then rain mixed with huge snowflakes, then slush falling from the sky. Our noses burned from the cold, our finger tips, although gloved, numbed. It was great. 

10 comments:

longtimewife Lisa said...

so glad to see a post~! Pnuemonia, oh dear that is scary feeling...I hope you are over the hump~
I seriously want to turn the snow globe off, we should be up in the forties and fifties, but no, we have wind chill in the negative numbers........Spring please hurry!

Anonymous said...

Sure glad to see your post, but sorry about the sickness. This weather is not typical for this area, I don't think I've ever experienced this kind of year before. I'm ready for spring!

Sandy said...

Dealing with pneumonia is serious like you mentioned, I'm happy to hear you're feeling better.

Damn stubborn cow, lol wants out of the gate to go sight seeing.

Were expecting ice and snow this weekend, I'm over it.

Praying for warm weather for both of us.

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

There should be tons of goldenseal...it is the State flower, lol.

Glad to see that you've mostly gotten back on your feet and am right there with you on the weather...we've not had it as bad here in Central KY with snow but I'm so over these temps.

FancyHorse said...

Pneumonia can be very dangerous! I hope you're well to stay now! Take care of yourself, please.

Harry Flashman said...

That all sounds pretty grim. Maybe spring will come on and make life easier for everybody. This cold and snow is wretched.

texasann said...

So sorry to hear about you p-monia! Hope you weren't out fixing fences and visiting caves during that, but guess you do what and when you have to, huh?
Glad to see you blogging again - I love keeping up with your progress on so many levels. Blue skies ahead!

Phelan said...

I too will be glad for spring.

Goldenrod is the State flower. And oh my is it everywhere! Goldenseal is harder to find, and was harvested almost to extinction due to it's curing abilities. The root, not the flower, is bright yellow.

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

bwahahaha....I just realized what I typed, lol. I fully blame that brand of stupidity on stress, insomnia and the lovely germs I've picked up this week (thank you children for sharing). You're so right! Shame they aren't interchangeable, there's a load out back here too.

Phelan said...

No worries Jess, I had to google to make sure I remembered it correctly myself. :D Goldenrod has some great healing uses, just not the cure all goldenseal does. I too wish it were so. This place is thick with it.

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