Small Steps to Healthy Eating;
Making a Lifestyle Not a Diet
By Sisters, Lynetta and Donna Wagler
One of Lynetta and Donna’s sisters has a daughter who was diagnosed with diabetes when she was only two years old. She is now 15 years old. This is the family situation that put this family of four sisters and their mother on a journey that leads to healthy eating and drinking and pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Not wishing to just simply treat the symptoms, but to try to find ways of eating that would mitigate the effects of the diabetes led this group of curious and enterprising sisters into months and years of learning: what is a carbohydrate, or carb; are there satisfactory alternatives to the palate pleasing and addictive nature of sugar? And what are the dangers of sugar? And then there is sourdough baking of bread and things. (look for some samples) And if there is time and it fits, maybe there will be some talk about Back to Eden gardening, since healthy eating reaches new heights when it includes growing things without pesticides and herbicides, and in ways that enhance soils.
There is no doubt about it; the world in which we live was created perfectly by our loving Creator. Human frailty dragged it down in that very first garden called Eden and human frailty continues to impact it negatively. The Wagler sisters are on a quest to learn all they can about humbly partnering with creation to affect their lifestyles positively. Join them in this seminar to learn more about it.
Inspiring The Herbalist in You
by Mary Miller
Anyone who has lived for any length of time knows that life keeps taking unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes it is the twists that we would do everything in our power to avoid that bring about wonderful surprises that we could never have imagined. This is the case for Mary Miller who grew up in Holmes County, Ohio and now lives with her husband Nelson Miller in Shipshewana, Indiana. Her first husband Danny had Cystic Fibrosis for which there is no known cure. But his condition is what gave Mary the incentive to learn all she could about things all around her in the natural world, at her fingertips so to speak, which might improve his final years. Her quest quite naturally led her to the world of herbs. And from that world she learned things she will be sharing with you; raising your own herbs and making medicines, tinctures and salves from them. Take this seminar to learn more about partnering with the soils that surround you, whether you live on a farm of many acres or on a small plot with a garden, or even just a few raised beds or just a couple of flower beds. Mary is an experienced resource for herb education. She will be talking about using herbs as a prevention to ill health as well as for treatment when needed.
Check out the program you receive when you enter the grounds of Horse Progress Days for information on additional homemaking activities and seminars.