12600 Pelican Beach Road, Merrifiled, MN (218) 851-1937
Health, Ranch Life

SUBJECT: Learn the symptoms and healing protocols for Lyme!
SUBJECT: Did you know: most who contract Lyme don’t get it from a tick?
SUBJECT: Learn from someone who has helped heal Lyme disease!

Did you know? Most individuals who contract Lyme don’t get it from a tick sting.

It’s true! And, there’s more…

Spiders, fleas, mosquitoes, deer flies, black flies, horse flies and other insects can transmit it. Deer, birds, cows, horses, other mammals and rodents can also be carriers.

—>> Click here to join me at The Best of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit, free and online!

Expert Dr. Ray Stricker says that migratory birds are a big contributor to the worldwide spread of Lyme disease. This explains why it’s found on every continent except Antarctica.

One of the biggest misconceptions of Lyme disease is that it can be easily diagnosed with a bull’s-eye rash. However, many people with this condition develop a different type of rash, or none at all. 30-80% may have some kind of rash. Meaning, 20-70% may not.

Patients with Lyme have reported an average of three severe symptoms. Over 74% reported at least one severe, or very severe symptom.

So, why is diagnosing Lyme so difficult? Many of its symptoms occur in other diseases: fatigue, joint pain, cognitive impairment and more. These symptoms often overlap those of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis, for example.

There are so many diseases with similar symptoms, most Lyme patients are misdiagnosed at least once before being properly diagnosed.

If Lyme is not treated early it can become a serious issue. Untreated Lyme can gain a foothold in the body, making it more difficult to remove the spirochetes, and more likely that the disease becomes chronic.

—>>For all these reasons, please take a moment to join me at this Lyme Disease summit!

Thank you for joining me. I think we all will learn a ton and start being more aware of how we can treat and prevent this awefu​l plague!

God’s blessings,
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
Lee

Tea to Stop the Tick Biting

Do you want to try and fight off these little beasts before the season begins?
There has been proof by drinking this tea  Citrus Incanus throughout the day (tea bag can be steeped up to 3 times) the ticks will not even want to land on you.
Best part…you can feed it to your dog and horses! SO amazing! I am trying it now as I want to be ahead of the game! I will post more as I begin the new healthy way to fight off biting insects. Love experiments!

P.S. When you register for The Best of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit, you also gain access to Dr. Jay powerful, eGuide, 5 Things Your Doctor Should Know About Healing Lyme Disease.

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Crafts, Ministry, Ranch Life, Ranch Life

Beautiful Memory

Kids who come to the ranch are often facing some serious situations. From being abused, bullies, losing a parent, parents in prison, and or suicidal. One of the activities we will do in a session is offered for the child to put essential oils on the horse. This activity has many benefits not only for the child but for the horse!

I will introduce the oil box to the child and allow them to choose up to 5 oils. Once they choose the essential oil I have them open the cap and offer the horse to smell it. If the horse likes it, he will lick and chew maybe even try and eat it.  The funniest thing they will do is lift their nose up in the air showing their teeth. It looks like they are smiling but in fact are smelling the air. Some favorites of our boys are Peppermint, Ylang-Ylang, Tummy Rub, Frankincense,  Lemongrass, and Aligning. 
If he doesn’t like it he will turn his head away or swish his tail.

Horses love the smell of the essential oils! So does the child!

Watching the Love Exchange

Once the child has the oils which both of them like, I have the child drip a little on the horses back. All along the back. By taking their fingers making a back and forth motion down the spine, I have the child watch the horse’s eyes, ears, and tail. If the horse yawns, or breaths out, they are responding by relaxing and enjoying the treatment. Not only is the horse enjoying this experience but the child is inhaling the oils and receiving the benefits as well. A child who faces trauma will instantly respond to giving love and receiving love. Indeed a beautiful thing to watch!

Allowing the horse to smell the oil before applying.

After the child has given the oil treatment to the horse. I will ask if they would like to make a bracelet with their favorite oil on it so they can remember this special time. Usually…I get a BIG YES!
So off to the tack shack we go to make a bracelet while the horse grazes in the round pen. The horse will like to roll in the sand and relax a bit before being turned out plus we have them close by while we craft. 
The bracelets are simple to make and the beads are inexpensive as well.

Talking while Crafting

We get are beads from Oriental Trading as they give back to our ranch when we purchase their items. If you purchase anything as well when you click on the links, you also will be helping us continue to reach kids in need of hope and healing. 
We use the Natural Lava Stones to hold the essential oil and stretch cording so it can fit any size wrist. Some children will end up making one for mom or sibling so it helps to have the flexibility to fitting. The company carries lots of variety and of course, like everything on this site, I love the free shipping for orders over $39. No prob there!

The children love Lemongrass as it is soothing and keeps bugs away!

One teen girl really did herself proud with this one! Love the colors she chose!

Simple Activity and Memorable

Every session is unique but when a child chooses to do the essential oils and craft I get especially giddy as I really love this activity! I love the freshness of the essential oils. I love the emotion poured out from the child and horse. I love the special chat time while making the bracelet. But mostly I love how the child can walk away from the ranch with a memory!

Make One and Comment Below

Please let me know if you make one and even send a picture! If you’r a mom, what a special time you can share with your children. If you’re a grandparent, you too will enjoy this wonderful activity!

Many blessings and keep it natural!

Love deeper, talk sweeter,

Lee

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Ministry, Ranch Life
Below is an information Video for our ministry, True North Ranch. We can’t wait for Spring every year as we get so excited to meet new kids and families as well as adults! We also look forward to see old faces and joy fill the ranch again. Below we have a link to see our ministry video which will give you a glimpse of what we do, why, and of course give information if you want to sign up for a ranch session. Below is a link for you to see what we are about! For you to know how to contact us if you know a child, family, or adult in need of healing and hope.Our Website, www.truenorthranch.org  Why we do a blog? We do this blog to inspire folks to live a simple, natural, well-balanced life and to share what we do here at our ranch. All our sessions are at NO COST to anyone! If you want to help, you can donate online on our website or Facebook, or you can purchase throughout this blog by clicking the banners. All that we earn from this blog GOES RIGHT BACK INTO the ministry to serve ones in need. The companies we represent on this blog Each company we have links so we took some serious time investigating. Other than Amazon, the companies represent what we believe in by living a healthy lifestyle and/or are companies we trust. Our ranch family wouldn’t recommend them if we thought they had poor service, the products are questionable, or bottom line gives you the quality you deserve. We purchase from each company ourselves and love what they produce. We hope you do too! I hope as you read along you will make comments and help me too! If you see something that isn’t right, please let me know! Our Bi-Weekly Ranch News Signing up for our newsletter will help spark ideas that are new on the ranch. Recently we started adding something from each category so some things may not interest you. But, we wanted a way to connect you to specials as well as some fun things we do around here.  So sign on up ya’ll! Thank you and may God bless you! Register for sessions or get a glimpse of us HERE!
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Ministry, Ranch Life
This is the heart of ranch life. living for Jesus and sharing the love of Jesus with the brokenhearted! Many come to the ranch to enjoy the horses, by doing activities throughout the ranch,  as well as to help volunteer. But when each come, they come with some kind of hurt, trauma, pain, that is causes their own life to be in turmoil. Our 90-minute sessions offer a time of healing, overcoming their issues by experiencing relationship strongholds. They will be in a beautiful setting that offers them peace and quiet from their busy lifestyle or structure and lastly, they leave our ranch empowered knowing they have a God who loves them and is giving them strength to endure the days ahead. Our ranch is not just for children as we serve adults too. We have adults with marriage issues, addiction, and of course parenting conflicts. With each of the everyday life challenges, the horses provide a way of understanding ourselves and what we do within those challenges. The horses teach us ways to improve our own communication, and or deal with the trauma that is overwhelming their daily life. Here at the ranch, we also provide times of volunteering, which in of itself can be healing. The daily chores and upkeep of the ranch is a task that we love to have people come and experience themselves the gratitude of hard work and giving back. With cutting trees, to manure pick up, to making the ranch beautiful with flowers and gardening. We have young and old who love to be a part of this activity and what makes it special is we provide it anytime so it works on their schedule, not ours. We also love to cook on the open fire and do crafts so we often will do cookouts and picnics for different events. We love our veteran families and love to serve them as much as possible. Ministry is really all about sharing Christ with others and sharing what He has done in our lives and what He can do in others. Jesus is the only way to peace, we know, we have had trauma in our own life to know….He is the answer to all pain!
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Ranch Life
Ranch life is living a life that uses as much of what the Lord provides as possible. Letting our horses live in an environment with natural trees, no halters, blankets, or shoes. Allowing them to eat wondering the pasture keeping constant movement and providing as much of a “wild like” life. It’s taking care of woods, planting a garden, and even a special herb garden we call, “thyme out” pasture for both human and horses to get what their bodies need. It’s taking the natural herbs and flowers the Lord provides and use it to keep our bodies and home healthy using it for tinctures, oils, skin care, cooking, and our favorite, afternoon tea. Whether we need the herbs to keep healthy or to use instead of modern medicine we do all we can to use the “ranch life” in keeping our world simple. Dan and I work every day on the ranch. Besides the daily chores of the “have to” things like feeding the animals, cleaning up the manure, hauling wood, and basic care, we also take time to keep the area clean. We make sure that brush is picked up and trees that are dead taken down and of course keeping the buildings picked up as well. We always have things to do, but we enjoy every minute of being outside and enjoying the simple days. We take time to ride as often as we can and before the ride is time for bonding with our horses. Building our relationship with them and doing our favorite training of liberty work and playing in the obstacle playground. We love this time. Each of us being a partner with our horse and building confidence in each other.  The time we spend on the ground prepares us for a relaxing and great ride through the woods. Because the Lord provided this ranch…we desired to share it with others. With ones especially that are living a life that isn’t so awesome and peaceful. We desire to use this place of peace to bring hope and healing to ones who suffer from trauma to relationship issues.  This place is not ours, it belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ and to share his message of Hope thought this place is humbling. Lastly, Dan and I love to create! We love doing crafty things that include wood, card making, and sewing, but we really enjoy the creative outlet of making the ranch look unique. Our fence is specifically created to see the horses when they run and also see a beautiful line of trees. We created a beautiful log round pen where our ministry is focused. Our outhouse is adorable and has character and inviting to those who may not want to go inside. From the moment you enter our driveway, you enter a place of peace. That is what we strive for all who come and visit!
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Healthy Eating, Living Naturally, Ranch Life, Thyme Out
I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Starting in February I took all the eggshells we have been collecting and began filling them with dirt. I planted seedlings in each one, and of course, placing them in the sun. I had so many seeds that I had to get some seedling trays and plant some more. I think I have over 250 plants! I guess I am an overachiever! HA! I have NEVER done this before, but we want to have a huge garden this year and I don’t want to take any chances I may lose some. SO…why does not plant a ton!!! We are also going to plant a special herb garden for our horses that we will be calling the  THYME OUT PASTURE. Isn’t that cute? Get it? A garden is full of herbs the horses can walk in and choose what their bodies need. I think this will be a wonderful asset to the ministry this year! Unlike us, God has given them the ability to know what herb to choose when they have an element like a cold, cough, tummy upset, etc. So above I have one of my favorite herbs, Calendula. I love this herb! I can’t wait to see what it will do and how it will dry and of course, make into teas and tinctures. Calendula has many medicinal properties to it. One is that I love is making it into a gargle to help reduce inflammation of the mouth and throat. I also love it in my tea mixed with mint. If you would like more health info, you can visit the Bulk Herb Store and read more about this wonderful herb! I may have to wait a month or two to plant all these babies, but for now, I can enjoy a little bit of Spring right here in my home! Have a wonderful day and remember to Love deeper, and Talk Sweeter, Lee
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