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A Little Piece of Quartz by the Creek Bank

Navajo believed Clear Quartz first caused the Sun to cast its light upon the world. It is known to encourage clarity of thought and purpose to one’s heart and mind. I’ve always had an eye for them and struggled with my purpose. Kind of makes sense that I am facinated by them. I found this little piece of Quartz on a creek bank deep in the woods. In a place where l feel at home more than any place in the world.

Why Should We Wear Copper

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Have you ever wondered why your Grandmother wore a copper cuff. It’s not just an old folks tale. Copper is an essential mineral that is necessary for our bodies to function properly. Copper is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys and skeletal muscle. It’s critical to us that these organs are functioning probably.

Copper helps the body form collagen. Collagen is found in our bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive systems and tendons. It is known as the bodies glue.

This leads us back to why copper helps arthritis and decreases aches and pains. It increases the collegen in our bodies and this decreases the pains in our muscles, tendons, and joints. It also increases the bodies ability to absorb iron. Iron is a very important mineral and helps with energy. We all could use some more energy.

Copper can be absorbed through our skin. Considering it helps our bodies form collagen it can do some amazing things for our skin as well. Collagen is responsible for our strength and elasticity. This plays and important role in the fountain of youth. Collagen decreases wrinkles and helps our skin strong and youthful.

Have you experienced the advantages of wearing copper. Please share your experience. If you haven’t you should give it a try and see how it can benefit you.

Also if you get a chance check out the new Copper jewelry in my Etsy shop or request a custom piece made especially for you. https://www.etsy.com/listing/493510740/copper-wrapped-pine-cone-earring-in-the

The Meaningful Dream Catcher

Finished a project today that I had been working on longer than I expected. I had a friend ask me a couple months ago to help her create a gift for her husband. They are both fans of Dream Catchers and she had a pair of old Liberty overalls that her husband refused to throw away.

I pondered and pondered on how to incorporate these in a dream catcher. It just couldn’t imagine how I wanted it. I realized one day if I didn’t start with something I was never going to get it done. So I started with the basics and formed a tree in the center. Then I started cutting the legs of the overalls in long strands and that was all it took to get me going.

I learned for important lessons from this dream catcher.

1. Just go with it.

2. Let your creativity take the wheel.

3. Trust your own judgment.

After I started working on the dream catcher it all just come together. I was very pleased with the outcome. I was glad that I took a little risk with it by going outside the box and adding the pocket. It makes for a great place to stash your dreams.

Blackberry Winter is here! 

It’s blackberry winter here in Ky. 
According to the wise farmers we have 5 spring time winters here in Ky. 

1. Redbud Winter that usually falls in early April while the beautiful mountains are full of purple budding trees. 

2. Dogwood Winter usually falls at the end of April and around Easter. 

3. Locust Winter is a cold spell in early May. These trees bloom with pods of small white fragrant blooms. 

4. Blackberry Winter is usually cold and rainy in mid May. The vines are blooming with beautiful bright white blooms now! 

5. Cotton Britches Winter/Whippoorwill Winter. I’ve heard it called both. It is the last cold spell and time to put your britches up and the Whippoorwill will migrate from Mexico to us . It is rarely saw due to its camouflage color but we will start to hear it’s sweet song soon! I can’t wait! 

Y’ALL GET READY IT’S ALMOST SUMMER! One more cold spell and you can put your long johns up for the summer. 
Mekeshia Jordan, nature lover

It feels like Spring Time here in Kentucky! 

I am totally shocked at the winter weather we have not had here in Kentucky. It’s not been very cold at all. Yesterday me and my family went on a small adventure in the woods. I was amazed to find a few mosquito bites on my arms when we returned. Mosquitos on February is some thing I have never seen or had a problem with. I am honestly worried about the other critters being out early also like the copperheads and deer ticks. I think it needs to come a cold spell and scare them all off for a little while. It’s way to soon to be dealing with this annoying critters that I am personally scared to death of. 

We did enjoy our trip to the creek and found a few nice treasures. One being this awesome piece of drift wood. I am so thankful that I have a nice husband to carry things for me. This piece is huge and I honestly don’t have a clue what I’m going to do with it. But I couldn’t leave it behind. We also found a couple of gorgeous pieces of Kentucky Agate. I can’t wait to share them with you all when I get them cleaned up and cut. Mother Nature sure did bless us with these natural creations. 

The weather has been amazing. It’s been around 70 degrees for the past few days and the forcast says it’s gonna be that way all week. It may be time to put up those winter coats. I’m gonna give it a little bit. It’s all too strange and I honestly hope we do have a few cooler days soon. Although we definitely don’t want the the farmers to be planting and a frost come. I do feel it’s needed. 

I was amazing at the beauty of the creek yesterday. It almost looked to be neon green. I didn’t realize how much you can see when all the trees are leafless. I was a little distraught that my favorite Kayaking water trail is undergoing a logging company for a stretch of about 10 miles. The forest looks a little bare without the big oaks and popular trees. Big piles of logs where stacked everywhere and the creek bed that we use for kayaking was full of floating log dams. I sure hope they clean up. So many people love to make that trip. 

All the downed trees is such and eyesore in this beautiful area but the creek still looked refreshing like it’s standing it’s own through the storm. 

I know sometimes logging is good for a forest but I pray that the owner of this operation would be considerate to the creeks and streams and do there best to take care of the wildlife. I really feel like this part of the forest should be considered a national forest due to its excellent streams and beautiful views. I hope one day it will be so it’s protected and this can’t happen agai. It hurts my heart to see one of my favorite places in such a mess.