Could you live off the land if you had to? Even if you don't have much of a green thumb or don't have a big plot of land to work with, have you ever used things that you've grown, foraged, hunted for, or sought out? Have you felt that special, sweet, satisfied feeling you get when you do successfully grow something, then are able to go harvest it and use it to benefit yourself or your friends and family? Did you know there's Danish word to express that almost-inexpressible sensation of deep down contentment that you get from such an accomplishment? Well, listen close and you'll have a whole new term up your sleeve with which you can impress folks from here to yon. This is the theme of my musings on the porch this week. This week's theme is all about being connected to the land, using what we find around us to sustain and even cure ourselves. Listen as I experiment with home remedies, by making an herbal tea with a common herb that I've got growing in my own front yard. Then, hear from my Cousin Aimee as she talks about just some of the many home remedies and natural cures she uses to help keep her family healthy and happy. She gives us a honey-ginger poultice for chest congestion and an elderberry syrup recipe to boost the immune system. We talk tea, essential oils, Vick's Vapor Rub, and much more! Listen, enjoy, and learn some new things about the bounty of nature that surrounds us every day. God bless!