We live in a society that tells us nothing in life is free. And while most of the time that may seem true, we believe the best things in life are usually free. God our creator made innumerable amounts of creations to bless us. The Human body for example is absolutely amazing! It heals itself, it grows, it gives birth. Our modern society however tells us, our bodies can’t do any of this without medical help, prescriptions, vaccinations etc. So are our bodies designed by a creator who already knew what we would need? Or was God wrong and modern Dr. know best for a high price?
How about plants crops and food for nourishing our bodies? Here is a subject believers and non believers alike can agree on lately. The best, healthiest, and most nutritious plants are natural and will produce plants after their own kind. No need for genetically modified seeds, no need for crazy chemical additives. A truly healthy seed will produce a plant like the plant it came from. However big agriculture believes and sells on HUGE massive rates seeds that are “Genetically Engineered” so that they produce more fight off disease or bugs better. However as we are learning that engineering has very negative side effects. The seed from a health non engineered plant came free a gift from God, a cycle of life that is natural. The expensive seed from big agriculture acts as a poison in our bodies. That’s a no-brainer right?
Medicines prescription pharmaceuticals. We believe we need them, and in many cases where health has gone unchecked, maybe this is true. However I believe there are answers to most ailments that can be grown in our own backyards. Truly understanding the body and what cures it, what aids day-to-day life will help keep everyone everywhere healthier. A few generations ago people knew how to cure common problems. My great-grandmother had a huge garden and cure for everything, a wise woman of her day. People from all over the town would come to her for advice on health and what to do with livestock. But her secrets were never learned by the generations under her and they were lost, a thing I regret not learning. However it must be in my DNA cause I am learning now. One of the most common epidemics in our society is heart related problems and cholesterol. Big pharmaceuticals would like to call most of these things diseases and keep you medicated for the rest of your life. Medications that usually have side effects so, then you need secondary medications to deal with the side effects. However making hawthorn a regular part of your life with strengthen the heart the blood vessels regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So if you have some of these conditions in your family, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Help yourself out and start drinking hawthorn tea, regularly, and free yourself from ever needing the medications. The same is true for so many other herbs and plants they are your medicine. So you can grow and produce your own medicine a much superior medicine for free.
So these are just a few examples where we differ from mainstream america. We believe the best things really come free. Is more work or energy required, usually yes. But this is a slower paced life. However slowing down on life isn’t a bad thing, it lets you stop to smell the roses. So the best things in life truly are free. Time with our loved ones, watching our children grow, getting our hands dirty and providing food from the earth. That is a slower paced life, but there is so much more life lived in that journey. Isn’t that the point? how much life did we live in the time we are given? How did we live our life to the fullest?
Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.