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Taking Care of Dogs – Mans Best Friend

caring for dogsDogs are truly mans best friend.  They want you when you are away and feel horrible when they know they messed up.  Dogs will, in some cases, give their lives to make sure yours is safe.  Considering that they do so much for us, why don’t we try to do better for them?  Caring for a dog is not rocket surgery but it can get confusing with marketing efforts from companies.  We need to know how to look through the marketing and really learn how to care for our buddies.

Today’s show is about making sure that you know how to take care of dogs.  This goes beyond marketing and quick conversations.  I have dove into the research and pulled from my own personal experiences for this episode.  No brands were mentioned in this show for which brand I personally buy.  If you are interested in knowing exactly what I buy, email me.  This was done so you are encouraged to do your own research and form your own opinions.


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What am I going to learn regarding caring for dogs?

  • Better treats
  • What my dogs get for treats
    • 8 different recipes for dog treats
    • all of them really easy to do
  • How to achieve a better coat
  • Better food
    • recipes on how to cook their food
  • How to determine better food choices
    • getting around the marketing
  • What do my dogs eat around the farm

Resources used on the show:

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Homemade Herbal Teas- Interview with Red Dragon Herbs

homemade herbal teaWe all know that herbal tea is healthy for us.  It is not any secret because there is so much data that we are exposed to on a regular basis.  However, some of the teas are not that great tasting and some have names that have to be explained.  Growing your own herbal tea is not that difficult.  As a matter of fact, once you get the peppermint established, it is one of the hardiest plants that you will ever come across.

I brought on Ryan from Red Dragon Herbs and Tea to help us understand how easy it is to grow our own tea.  Not only is he going to give us instructions on how to grow it but he is going to give us 4 different recipes on how to use it.


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Homemade Herbal Tea

  • What are the benefits of herbal tea
  • How do you grow mint
  • What are the benefits of mint on the property
  • Peppermint tea recipe
  • How do you harvest and dry
  • Best practices for brewing

Recipes for herbal tea as mentioned in the episode:

Rest and Relax

  • 2 parts peppermint
  • 2 parts camomile
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1 part catnip

Sore Throat

  • 2 part mint
  • 1 part camomile
  • 1 part eckanatia
  • Rosehip

Simple Tea

  • 1 part peppermint
  • 1 part raspberry leaf

Balm Tea

  • 1 part bee balm
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1 part peppermint

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How to make Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is a really simple recipe that any man can put together. This particular recipe style is perfect for a slow cooker which means that you are able to wake up early, get everything put in the pot, go to work, and come home to an amazing smelling house.

Recipe:
1 can of cream corn
1 can of whole kernel corn
2 can diced tomatoes
bag of Lima beans
however much meat you want finely chopped
few dashes of worcestershire sauce
few dashes of hot sauce
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of bbq sauce
any other vegetable you want to add

You put this in the slow cooker for however long you want. Just make sure that you have moisture in the pot so it does not burn.

This traditional dish is meant for when there are extra vegetables and meat left on the farm before winter hits. You cant store the vegetables because there is not enough but you don’t want to get rid of them. So you put them in a pot and slow cook them so the flavors mix and you get a mouth watering Brunswick stew.

In my house, we typically cook this right before the first snow storm. That is on its way here! One disaster that is common for snow storms is the loss of power. If you were to take the leftover Brunswick stew and freeze it you can have a meal that is ready to go if the power does go out.

Mentioned in the 4:05 mark of the Brunswick stew video, I mention the dutch oven (http://amzn.to/2iTRod7). When you buy this you can take your frozen Brunswick stew and cook it over an open flame. This can be from a camp stove or a fire pit. Check it out!

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