We are planning to do our spring cleaning early this year...
That's right! No waitin' for spring to finally poke it's pretty little head out, we're just going to go for it. That way, maybe this white stuff will get inspired to leave and things will warm up a bit around here. I know the animals would appreciate it, as much as we would!
The spring cleaning I am referring to is actually a little internal 'tune up' we do, as a family, every year. We usually wait 'till spring, but this year we are going to start early.
Have you ever had a hard time getting your energy up in winter? We start to feel that way about January. Sometimes it's tiredness, but you can also feel a little achy in the liver area. At times, we're just feeling the wear and tear from a busy year, but usually, it's time for us to start a little clean up!
So, we like to start this out with some delicious beet kvaas! The kids didn't think it was so delicious when they were younger, but they understood that it really helped them, at an early age...and they've grown to enjoy the flavor, and even crave it throughout the year.
For us, it has worked fabulously! We always feel an upswing in energy and mental clarity. It has been tremendous for our three kids and their health too. We drink it throughout the year as upkeep, or if we are just feeling a little run down. When spring does finally roll around we add freshly juiced dandelion greens to our cleanse. (about a teaspoon daily) ~It's a good strong wake up for your liver that time of year.
It's pretty amazing how good, quality food can be so healing. After adding lacto-fermented foods, pasture-fed raw milk and pasture fed bone broths to our diet, our immune systems noticeably improved, not to mention our energy levels.
Here are a few of my favorite tid bits about this special beet tonic:
I've been working on some raw sauerkraut between chores, the past few days and it's been so nice to just have the freedom to make a few jars at a time, and not feel like it all has to be done at once.
It's spring, so that means lots of babies here on the ranch and it seems like something is always pulling for your attention, so anything that can be simplified is a must.
I know it's the same way for you. Spring just seems to wake everyone and everything up...including all those projects you've been waiting all winter to get started on.
A few jars at a time...
So, as I mentioned in the video below, with this method, you can easily and quickly make just 1 jar, or 100 and it's going to turn out great!
This time, I decided to add some beets with my cabbage because I like that extra boost for our liver this time of year when it's naturally wanting to clean itself out from winter. So, I just want to make sure to give it some nutritional support to help it get it's spring cleaning done.
Does making homemade, raw sauerkraut seem intimidating?
A dedicated mother and wife who has a passion for everything healthy and gift for simplifying that knowledge and making it applicable for others.
Charise, (also goes by Rise) Takes care of the sheep with her sister, here on the ranch. She also milks cows, and loves creating natural cleaners with quality oils and ingredients, through her business: Natural Oil Health.