November is here....
could not believe my eyes yesterday when I went to town and happened to
go to Home Depot, everything was decorated for Christmas.... I thought,
WOW..... then I go to WalMart and behold, everything there is also
Christmas ready, from bulbs to lights, wrapping paper, and ornaments,
we were only one day past Halloween and a month away from Thanksgiving
which is late this year, November the 28th!
in November turn to family, past and present, and to what is the
meaning of Thanksgiving other then "stuffing" ourselves on
holiday food and drink. What did it use to mean, and what has it
become, but more importantly what has "Christmas" become over
the years? Is it a marketing tool or just a buying frenzy of
things we do not need, or is it to bring family and friends together on
a special day, a day to celebrate our personal beliefs and religions?
someone who is very sentimental, and tradition plays a roll in my
house, in my life during the holiday season especially, it is my way to
honor family that has crossed over, that played such a roll in my life,
the life of my children as I carry on some of that which made our
family "our family" over the years, decorations, ornaments
and certain dishes to make for Thanksgiving. My daughter and her
family will make the trek up to the high desert and we will enjoy all
the family favorites on the table!
decorations and tree will not go up until a week or so in to
December, and I am purchasing a living tree to put on the deck this
year with lights!
is also a time when the weather really does change, it is colder, it is
sometimes dreary beyond belief, the wood burning stove will warm the
house, it is a time to reflect back on the year and count the blessings
that we each have.
honor of Thanksgiving and giving gratitude, on my Earth Song Ranch FB
page for each day of November I am posting a personal gratitude each
day along with gratitude art I have saved and asking those who follow
to also post, it shows just how much we have to be grateful for.
My FB page is Earth Song Ranch come follow us
or Like the page for the month of November.
Seasons from the Unity Daily
I embrace the present moment.
favor a particular season over others. I might prefer the stillness of
winter to the warmth of summer or the freshness of spring to the
crispness of autumn. All seasons have their precious qualities. Even if
I enjoy one season more than another, I never hurry away the present
autumn day is a gift from Spirit, and I cherish every minute of it. I
am awake and alive as I breathe in this sacred gift.
is expressing through the turning of the leaves and the chill in the
air. God is manifesting through me as I embrace today and appreciate
the beauty of Creation.
than dwell on another time, past or future, I revel in the magnificent
power of the Holy Presence that is eternally in season.
I will place my dwelling in your midst.—Leviticus
Equine Nutrition and
So Much More
The Thrifty Horse
News from the Barn
Nutrition and So Much More!
want to give all of you a heads up that Dr Getty has some books
available on several subjects that are valuable too all horse
owners. The one I recommend is the one on Digestion it will help
explain a lot to you on the horses digestive tract which most people do
not know much about. Dr Getty is a firm believer in probiotics as
well. I also recommend her books on Cushings and on Laminits
too! The link is below, the order form for her books is at the
endo of the page on the links. Dr. Getty's New Books.
took my course work through the University of Edinburg on Equine Nutrition
Dr Getty's Books was used extensively for course materials, I
learned so much from that course, from going through my copy of Dr
Getty's book again and have been able to share with quite a few of my
customers to help their horses and balance their nutritional needs as
go in to the colder months, I always encourage my customers to have
several herbs on hand just in case. Some of those are Peppermint
Leaf, Ginger Root, Rosemary, Meadow Sweet and White Willow Bark Powder.
The Peppermint and Ginger Root are for horses who may have digestive
upsets from the cold, and White Willow Bark & Meadow Sweet is for
those who may feel achy due to the cold. Rosemary is
antibacterial and antiviral and I use it for runny noses.
are so many herb companies out there these days, and I use a number of
them for my products, as most herbs come from around the world and are
not grown in the USA for the most part. I do have one herb
company I use out of Oregon for some herbs, and another out of Oregon
one that is reasonable in price and charges a one time fee for shipping
and handling no matter the size of the order!
from the Barn
still working on the formulations for Equine Zyme and Equine Zyme Plus
but feel confident we will have Equine Zyme once again on the web site
sometime this month. We are happy with the new blends thus
far. The New Equine Zyme will no longer have Vitamin C, MSM or
Colostru, but will be packed with a high potency yeast, yeast culture,
and more probiotics per scoop and some additional ones added, we will
also be adding a new pre-biotic and of course the MOS. We
listened to many over the years who did not want MSM or Vitamin C, and
will offer those separately, and will be offering Colostrum again in
the near future as well in bulk as we have in the past!
EquineZyme plus is totally new, and will have 12 herbs that support
digestion, it is out for taste testing in the moment, and to a couple
of pHd horse Nutritionists for review as well.
so hoping for a much smoother transition, but with the change in
manufacturers, the economy the way it has been, the government shut
down bringing so many small businesses to their knees the timing really
was perfect. There are no mistakes in the Universe. I have
not seen sales this slow or low since the 2008 recession. I know
it will get better, I have so many long term and loyal customers and I
thank you all for your understanding and your patience as Earth Song
Ranch transitions through with the new web site, new products and new
the other products have been selling well, and we are making a 4th
batch of Winter Blend and a 2nd batch this week of Happy Horse Meadow
mix along with a new batch of Joint Juice.
Zyme seems to also be flying out the front gate, as many of those who
have senior horses are helping them with this herbal blend which
contains herbs for supporting the elders with their winter aches and
pains including white willow bark and meadow sweet.
Herbal Wormer is still available, but as we hit the hard freezes it is
something that can be put aside until spring, except for out here in
the western states where we feed it till December in most areas.
Shipping will be in a separate Newsletter and will be from the 11th to
the 15th of November so be watching for that! All Horse Tech
Products always have free shipping by the way!
are offering Gut Werkz by Horse Tech as a substiture until our new
version of Equine Zyme is back on the web site! So go to Horse Tech on
our web site and scroll to near the bottom and you will find it there.
Gut Werkz is what I am feeding my horses in the interim as well!
Richest Belssings Everyone as We Move in to This Holiday Season!