Heat on the Homestead

 Without getting too technical, I want to make you aware of what happens when the body overheats, explain the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, give some tips to prevent heat injury, and give some treatment ideas when heat injury happen, and most importantly let you know when it is imperative to seek medical attention rather than continue home treatments.

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Additional Homestead Gathering Activities

The count down to the Gathering has begun! In just 4 short days, we will welcome fellow homesteaders to our homestead for a day of fun activities, learning, teaching and socializing. Some of the presenters and their presentations have been introduced in these two posts, Spring 2017 Presenters and More Presenters for the Spring Gathering!. We have, mowed, trimmed, cleaned, and readied the farm for you. In the next few days we do more cleaning, cooking and preparation to try to make sure the day runs smoothly for you. We do have a chance of rain between now and then, so you might want to wear your boots, as we do have a bit of mud around the place. 🙂 Don’t forget your lawn chairs, camera, notebooks and friends!

The planned schedule includes day long demonstrations of outdoor water bath canning fruit syrups, knife making/blacksmithing/knife sharpening, a working moonshine still, rag rug making, quilt top piecing, raising meal worms, carding and spinning wool, rope making, inoculating mushroom logs, and more!

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More Presenters for the Spring Gathering!

Last week I introduced you some of the 2017 Spring Gathering Presenters. This week I would like to introduce more of them. We try to have activities and information that will appeal to all ages and people who are at all stages of getting back to basics with a homesteading lifestyle. The day proves to have a wide variety of topics that should have something for everyone.

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