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There’s a little bit of everything in this site; check often for health tips, remedies and recipes.

You will find health tips for you, your family, pets & livestock. Plus, there are always crazy animal antics happening.





Stylish Ranch Girl | Melanie WilfongMELANIE


In addition to head chef, I’m the resident milk maid, cow hand, wrangler, bull whisperer, colt starter, care taker of the sick & injured, filmmaker, VP of sales & marketing, and web master. I juggle it all around the ranch. Never a dull moment.



Stylish Ranch Girl | Melanie WilfongCLEMENTINE

Future Nurse Cow

Miss Clementine is a yearling, and is our future provider of milk, kefir, butter, ice cream, and other goodies. She will also raise calves of her own. Miss Clementine is a Jersey/Holstein cross.



Stylish Ranch Girl | Belle BELLE

HEAD Nurse Cow

Belle, the wonder cow, is our provider of milk during the season when she is nursing a calf, or two, or three. She will raise any baby you put on her. She raised Miss Clementine from the time Clem was 3 days old. is a yearling, and is our future provider of milk, kefir, butter, ice cream, and other goodies. She will also raise calves of her own. Miss Clementine is a Jersey/Holstein cross.





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Peptic Ulcers In Horses & Humans | Causes, Symptoms, Cure

H. pylori Bacteria And Peptic Ulcers If you or your horse are having symptoms of peptic ulcer, it’s probable H. pylori bacteria is the cause. It has been discovered that 90% of peptic ulcers are caused by the dangerous and resilient bacteria. H. pylori can survive in the stomach for long periods without being killed off by stomach acid and is often contracted during childhood. In adulthood, as the stomach lining is weakened due to illness, stress, lack of sleep and excessive alcohol consumption, the H pylori bacteria is able to attack the cells more aggressively. Then, stomach ulcers begin to form in the wall lining. What Causes Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) Bacteria? The house fly is the most common carrier for the ulcer bacteria which explains why so many horses, especially those confined to stables, suffer from ulcers. I’ve known a few ranchers and horse show people who suffer from ulcers. Click here to learn more about the H pylori bacteria/fly connection. H. pylori Symptoms & Cures H. pylori bacteria can be killed permanently. The standard doctor issued protocol is course after course of antibiotics. Antibiotics are completely ineffective, and only offer temporary symptom relief. Ten years ago when I had symptoms of peptic ulcers, I got immediate relief with Mastic Gum, a resin harvested in Greece from Mastic trees. Typically, 3 grams a day is effective for permanent elimination of this debilitating, chronic condition. I took mastic gum everyday for over a month and never had a recurrence of symptoms. H. pylori leads to a whole host of other problems other than gastric ulcers. Click here to read... read more

Raw Black African Soap & Raw Shea Butter

Raw Black African Soap & Raw Shea Butter African traditional black soap is one of the most beneficial, yet unheard of soaps that you will ever find. I cannot sing enough praises about raw black African soap. If there’s such a thing as a miracle soap, this is it! If only I’d found it in my 20’s. I’ve used both the soap and butter for ten years, and I believe it has preserved my skin well. I am fifty years old, and this photo was taken last year. My skin has had lots of sun exposure, but I believe the soap and shea butter have reversed signs of aging in my skin. I haven’t been to a dermatologist since my early thirties. You can spend a fortune on skincare, but there is no procedure, peel, cleanser or cream that works like the combination of raw black African soap, and raw shea butter. Not only will you have smooth, blemish-free, beautiful skin in no time, but your pores will become smaller, and your skin more toned. Your skin will glow, and you won’t be shiny.   What is Black African Soap & Shea Butter Black African soap is made of dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil. It has been used for generations as a natural remedy for acne, eczema, body odor, and to alleviate oily skin. In West Africa, authentic black soap is made by extensive “cooking” of the soap to the point charcoal forms from the plantain skins and cocoa pods. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin, and... read more

Detox Bentonite Clay Bath | Heavy Metal & Mercury

Detox Bentonite Clay Bath | Heavy Metal & Mercury Chelation Living healing clays have been used by cultures throughout history for their nutrients, and to help rid the body of toxins. Many animals eat dirt and clay to help remove poisons from their systems, or during times of illness. Recently, healing clays like Bentonite Clay have once again been gaining popularity for internal and external detoxification. What is Bentonite Clay? Bentonite, is extremely powerful and effective. It can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or a bath. Not all clays are equal, and you must be careful which clay you use. Bentonite should be a grey/cream color and anything bordering “pure white” is suspect. It has a very fine, velveteen feel, and is odorless and non-staining. Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash. The name comes from the largest known deposit of Bentonite Clay located in Fort Benton, Wyoming. What Does it do? Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to magnetically absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities and chemicals. It is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. The toxins are drawn into the “sponge” through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound. What To Expect The feeling is almost indescribable. The first time I used the clay in a bath, I literally saw black, metallic particles coming from the pores of... read more





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