What I have gotten Into lately? And what I have discovered about my self??

Crystals, crystals, crystals…. and more crystals. So I have always loved them I mean who doesn’t something so beautiful made by earth? but not until recently have I actually been intrigued by them and discovering their true healing power. That and becoming a herbalist, I mean come on we live 100% off grid so why not step away from big pharma and the mainstream way of healing right??? Right!! It has been truly amazing seeing how open and I guess “woke” lol my husband and I have become yesterday I discovered I am a complete empath and so is he and I will do another blog on empath later but for right now let’s jump into this whole crystal world!! So it started out I just wanted some pretty ones around my house just for fun well two lead to four, lead to seven and some sage and a abalone shell 😁😂😂 each crystal puts out a vibration, a energy and at first I thought it was neat how cold and heavy they are but not until lately have I actually felt the vibration of them. So let’s jump into what I have and what each one does, and how I have woken up to the old world ways of healing and the little bit of magic that has blessed me from the great spirit (yes native American great spirit I am after all part Cherokee) ok so I have..

Smokey quartz: helps with negative energy
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic and scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation. [101 Hall, 192][Hall, 240][Hall En, 186][Simmons, 366][Melody, 606-607][glimmerdream.com]

Rose quartz my personal favorite:
Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartzclears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love.

(Now for some reason as I’m taking these pictures of my Crystal’s right now you can see a beam of light and rainbows lol I have no idea why it’s doing that but it’s pretty cool!!!! )

Amathyst:

Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. [Fernie, 170-171][Mella, 73][Eason, 212]

Whether its crystals are left natural, polished as tumblestones, or faceted into magnificent jewels, Amethyst is a gem whose beauty transcends its commonality. It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world, and forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters and as long single terminations. It is also found in vitreous masses and polished into wonderful specimens and personal talismans. The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and may be transparent or opaque. It is sometimes layered with white Quartz as Chevron Amethyst, found in combination with Cacoxenite, mixed with Citrine as Ametrine, or in rare cases, “rutilated” with Goethite. (See paragraphs below.) [Melody, 109][Hall, 53]

The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue. [Megemont, 24][Kunz, 58-59][Simmons, 28] (See the Legends and Lore section for an alternate version.)

Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate, and a stone worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect, not only for inebriation but in over-zealousness in passion. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought. [Fernie, 169-170][Kunz, 58][Mella, 73][Megemont, 24-25]

Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion. [Kunz, 58][Fernie, 170][Mella, 72-73]

Sodalite:

This is a strong third eye chakra and throat chakra stone that brings an excellent energy into your life. Within the third eye chakra area is where the pineal gland is located.

To assist with the development of psychic gifts,working within the third eye with Sodalite stone has a strong ability to accelerate the process.

It will aid you to develop your intuition, and it will also stimulate the birth of clairvoyant abilities, or strengthen them if you already are using these gifts.

This stone has a vibration that aids truth, and helps you to better understand the life you are living, and how you came to be in the situation in which you find yourself.

Many people find it easier to avoid the truth, as it can sometimes be uncomfortable at certain times.

This stone aids idealism and self-discipline, and the combination will benefit you to enhance your ability to live a more authentic life.

These are my first 4 that I use every day I have alot more and I will post the rest of them in tomorrow’s blog along with how I use them, how they have helped me with getting in touch with the great spirit and the gifts the great spirit has given me in turn. And so so so much more I’m pretty excited about this journey and hope you are too! I know this is far from goats and horse and farm animals but hopefully you all will enjoy this part of my life journey as I sure am!!!!!

Turning the travel trailer into a tiny home.

So down the road from where our homestead property is this guy took a travel trailer and turned it into a tiny home so we decided to do the same! So this weekend we built and put a roof on our t.t. now my husband built this all him self and we weighed the options put a new roof on the t.t it’s self (because the center of the original roof is completely rotted.) which would be 3k or put a carport or metal building over it that would be 6,000.00 bucks or build a roof? The building of the added roof won as it was only 1,000.00 bucks!!! So he framed it all up on the ground, used the bobcat and a attachment that he made and lifted it all up their and screwed down the frame of (supports) to the outter edges of the t.t which are the heaviest built so that way when the snow falls the weight will be evenly distributed across the t.t just as it would be without it. And it turned out amazing!

The best pickled eggs

These are by far the best pickled eggs ever and are super easy!!! I always boil my eggs for 30 minutes so the shell comes off easy, and it’s the only thing that has ever worked for me! Boil for 30 then put under cold water. After I shell them I put them in a mason jar, then I add in all the magical left over juices from pickles, jalapenos, pepperchinies and pickled garlic. I pour in equal parts tell the jar is full! Give them about 2 days and bam! Best pickled eggs ever!!!

City life

Ugh I really just hate it! So while we are working on our off grid /homestead, we still have to pay bills,which means we gotta go work, which means we gotta live in the city for about another year and a half then everything will be paid off and we will have zero bills!!! We can totally just make money off of the homestead and live completely comfortable so until then during the week we are stuck in the city. So I have decided instead of paying the money to put in grass and do all the work and pay the high water bill . that it would be better to turn the crappy backyard (cuz it was crappy when we moved in) it would be better to build a garden that way I can start canning food, I can start drying food, I can totally start doing all that stuff and get a head start for when we are finally set up on our cute little Homestead so this is what I did. our backyard was already dirt when I moved in and why put down grass when you can’t take it with you especially if you’re renting a place so here is the start of our awesome little back yard garden. I will probly plant seeds tomorrow!

Puppy paw balm

Hi everyone it’s been a crazy holiday! Everyone is good! My goats milk soaps have taken off!! I’m so happy hopefully I can keep on this awesome roll!! One of my new products though is not for humans( I’m sure u could use it if u wanted too but I made it for our 4 legged fluffy friends!!!)

With winter and even in summer we are outside alot! And I mean alot and our dogs are always with us, well this winter we got some good freezing rain, then it snowed, then melted, then froze really hard, my poor doberman Zhenna

Runs 100 MPH everywhere lol and some how has been cutting her pads up real bad so I decided I would make a batch of balm up for her and see if it worked??? I used the balm on all 3 of my dogs and it’s amazing!!! Her pads have heeled up and they don’t get cut anymore when she’s runing about on the frozen ice! I was worried it would leave greesey stains on the floor and carpet,.. nope not that I can tell anyways, and they don’t slip and slide on the floor or on the snow like I thought they would either. So needless to say I am in  love with this puppy balm and here is how u can make it!!! 

This recipe will make 16oz 

1 cup of coconut oil

1tbs of avocado oil

2 liquid omega 3 fish oil caps ( I poke with a safety pin and squeeze out) 

2 vitamin e liquid caps ( squeezed into bowl also) 

3 cups of all natural bees wax 

Put all ingredients in a double boiler and melt, when it’s melted pour into tins or jars and then add calendula to the oil , let stand for about 1 hour just to be safe then u are good to go! Just apply to your puppies paws every time before u let them out! And it has a very long shelf life! If you don’t want to make it  your self you can always buy it from me directly! Just send me a comment on here and I will let you know how!!!

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Up and running!! 

Oh my heck I have been so busy!! So let’s dive in!! My Nigerian dwarf had 3 beautiful babies and I have been milking her! Her babies are 3 weeks old so I pull them off and put them in their own pin at night and milk the doe in the morning I have been getting almost 2 pints!!! So I have started making soaps and body washes!! On top of that I have been making bath bombs and body scrubs!!! 

You can check them all out at sunflowerblossomhw@etsy.com

On top of that I have been bottle feeding my other two Nigerian dwarfs and they have been growing so fast!! My wonderful mare is pregant and due any day any minute!!! So so excited!! And today was first day as a cake decorator!!! So much fun I will be sure to keep you all posted thanks for following!!! 

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