My Baby woke up this morning and barked at me…not pretending to be a dog, she seems to have croup. I have been giving her the wonder cough syrup I made, which has many wonderful immune boosting and repiratory health boosting properties, and for the 2-3 hours after getting a dose she's fine, and can breathe. Around the 2 1/2 – 3 hour mark she starts to get rasping and has a harder time breathing so she gets another dose and within 15-20 minutes is doing better again. I'm pretty excited and I hope whatever it is continues to respond to the syrup.
Despite how well the syrup helped, she still wasn't herself, needed a lot of cuddling, a lot of monitoring so she wouldn't run and start wheezing, and a lot of nursing. So I'm pretty tired and cranky myself.
But there was a bright spot in my day. The mail brought me lemons! Jennifer, a wonderful blog reader/cyber friend foraged some Meyer lemons for me! She sent a big box of them, and I'm very excited to make some Lemon curd. Now, I know these aren't local (to me), and I had them shipped from CA, but there are no local lemons in NH, and when you have a friend who can forage some from another friend's backyard tree, that coolness factor doesn't compare to a store bought lemon.
I have brussel sprouts and apples left to process and then, I do believe, all the food in my house has been frozen, canned, or eaten, save the stuff in the fridge that shall be eaten soon. Phew. I'm feeling good about that. It has been a (seemingly) never ending stream of food into this house for the past 2 months. It was all worth it tonight when I made Spaghetti Sauce from a fresh onion and garlic, dried by me basil, oregano and parsley, canned by me crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, and frozen by me peppers, and some local Elk Sausage. MMMM. I love Spaghetti Sauce!
The house is cozy, and the wood stove is roaring. I'm going to be asleep soon, and the baby has been asleep for 1 1/2 hours, with no coughing.