Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Day Of Exhaustion And A Little Excursion

This morning my BG (Beloved Gardener) was home resting for the third day, as we do believe now, he had a mini heat exhaustion attack.

He came home from work on Friday of last week with severe dehydration. I put together some remedies for him to encourage his wellness, so I thought I'd share those with you, my dear readers.
If one doesn't take a trip to get an IV drip, here are a few home remedy particulars that I've used, and a few were quite popular in the early 1900s. 
Plums-Soak some plums in water till they are softened. Mash them in the water and strain. This drink is especially perfect for an actual heat stroke, and to calm the body. 
Coconut Water- Drink an outstanding amount to replace the electrolytes. I think most are quick to get Pedialyte, but coconut water is much better for you. 
Sandalwood Essential Oil- Apply a few drops (dōTerra is the only brand I use) on the forehead, and it will reduce fever.  
Encourage lots of slumbers.
As my BG slept for almost three whole days entirely, I worked a little in the garden, in between rain storms...I began pulling weeds.
I then took a short trip to the local thrift store and found several baskets to add to our ongoing collection and to make drying rack more full
When I returned to the cottage, there was one of the lovely back to basics I purchased for my BG on gardening. I also purchased the self-sufficient life for myself. 

I'm trying to keep pace, but frequently I get overwhelmed at the amount of work a garden and cottage life entails. 

"Next year, I'm going to build a proper cold frame, mark my words, just like the one I saw in The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Now that was a fine piece of craftsmanship, with stout brick sides."-Tasha Tudor

Most affably yours 'til my next swim, 

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