First I would like to start out by saying hello and welcome to those new followers to my blog.
We recently added a new garden box for green beans (Cantare, and Blue Lake Bush) in the garden. Before laying down all the soil, Bulldog Man and I laid out about an inch of fresh soil, put the feedlot trellis back in the box, secured this trellis with a couple of cheap tent stakes, then finished adding soil, and topped the soil with peat moss.
|Staking down the trellis.|
|Trellis attached to the ground, added soil, and peat.|
Green beans are a vegetable our family really enjoys as a side dish to a meal or as a complete meal. We will have plenty of beans to put away in the pantry; a very nice stash for winter.
While the sprinkler was going in the garden, a little American Robin decided to take a shower. Every time the sprinkler would rotate around some of my potatoes in tires, the bird would run toward the water. This picture isn’t the greatest because I didn’t have my real camera with me; just a cell phone.
|You can see the Robin in the right corner of picture.|
A couple of nights ago, I made some chamomile orange tea for Bulldog Man. I placed the hot tea cup on the wood arm (as we always do) of his recliner chair.
Bulldog Man reached over and adjusted the hot cup; without realizing it, the cup was not sitting on the coaster properly. It was balancing on the edge for a second, and then it was off onto his leg, as he was sitting in the recliner chair. Needless to say, the hot cup ended up falling onto his leg…..in and around his left knee. Before he could get up out of his chair, and remove his pajama pants, the hot tea had already burnt his leg. He now has 1st and 2nd degree burns on his leg.
I immediately had Bulldog Man rinse his leg in the bathtub with cool water. To help stop the burning sensation and reduce the inflammation, I immediately placed Manuka Honey, an antibacterial medical grade honey, on my husband’s burns and wrapped the burns with sterilized gauze. We again repeated this process the next day.
After 48 hours of Manuka Honey on the burn, it was time to thoroughly wash the burn with a gentle soap (we used a goats milk soap), cut off the dead skin from the second degree burns once the blisters popped open (only cut with sterile surgical scissors and only when the skin of the blister breaks open on its own….never break the blisters yourself), and then we placed antibiotics on his burns, and again bandaged it up with sterile gauze.
While Bulldog Man is home from work over the weekend, we removed the gauze to expose the burn to the air. When he returns to work, I will place another bandage on his burn to prevent his pants from rubbing on the burn and irritating it further.
Bulldog Man’s leg looks a lot better since using the Manuka Honey. I keep a bottle of this medicinal honey in my large first aid bag for emergencies.
Manuka honey is derived from nectar collected by honey bees from the Manuka bush, known as Leptospermum scoparium from New Zealand, and can be found in your local health food stores.
Recently, CVS stocks sterile Adhesive Pads with Manuka Honey. They’re great for abrasions and burns.
I’m not a physician; please consult with your physician before using any product you’re not familiar with.