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Christmas Tree Preservative | Cut Flower Preserver | Christmas Tree Food Recipe

Christmas Tree Food Recipe

WATCH Mrs. Katie and Jonboy MAKE this RECIPE HERE

1 gallon water

1 copper penny, optional

4 t. chlorine bleach

4 t. sugar dissolved in bit of hot water

4 t. vinegar

1 can citrus soda may be substituted for the sugar-water and vinegar

NOTES: Add the vinegar and bleach to the water. Do NOT add them together alone as hazardous vapors will result. Make sure to label the contents so no one accidentally drinks the tree food.

Combine all ingredients and fill tree stand or flower vase as needed.

This mixture should last about a week on the counter or two weeks in the refrigerator.

🎄Merry Christmas!

Remember to count your blessings, y’all!❣️


What We Used During “The” Sickness & Building Immunity

What We Used During “The” Sickness & Building Immunity

Many of our readers have expressed an interest in the products we use for immunity and what specifically we used during our recent September-October 2021 illness. Our community is very much interested in preparing for as many situations as possible. While I thought I was prepared for this, there were some holes. Perhaps this information will help in our readers’ and friends’ preparation efforts. Mr. Patient and I are currently on the tail-end of this illness which we assume is “the” worldwide one. We have not been tested for c@v!d and don’t plan to. We can only assume. I don’t necessarily need to go to a dentist to know I have a loose tooth. 🤪 Katie of Heritage Ways

Prayer for the Suffering and Thanksgiving

Dear Father in Heaven, Thank-YOU. Thank-You for your unending blessings. We praise You and give You all the glory for creating us and for giving us everything we need for life and healing. We understand that this world is broken and full of sin and sickness. This surely saddens You as we know from Scripture in the time of Noah’s Flood. We know the choices of the people, Your own creations, cause the sicknesses and other sadness of the world. We come today, repenting of the sin and ask that You would forgive us.

Father, I must thank-You for the healing that you brought to my Mr. Patient, who was so terribly ill, and to myself. We give You the credit and glory for that healing. 

Father, I share this information with our readers from a pure heart and desire to help others. I ask that the information be accepted in love and faith and not used maliciously in any way. I pray for those who are possibly preparing for this illness by purchasing some of these items. All of our money is Yours anyway and we pray that our readers/friends will have the finances to purchase whatever they need. We thank-You for providing money to buy these things. 

Healer, I pray for those who have been affected by this evil sickness, either directly or indirectly. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones. I don’t take for granted that Mr. P and I have lived through this. We are grateful and thankful. But, Lord, I have dear friends who have suffered more than we have. Those folks have lost loved ones, lost a degree of health, are suffering still and have so many problems. Lord, please be with those folks, please bring healing to their hearts and bodies. Please help them to feel Your Peace. 

Again, we thank-You and praise You, Father. In the Name of King Jesus alone, we claim health and healing for ourselves and our Heritage Ways readers and community. And, in the End, we look forward to going Home. Home to live with You where You have promised no sadness or sickness. This world is not our Home. The evil one is NOT welcome here–not in our earthly homes, not in our families, not in our bodies, not in our minds, not in our daily walks, nowhere. In the name of Jesus, we command the evil one to go back to the place prepared for him and leave us alone. We praise King Jesus, Father. We thank-You for leaving Your Spirit as our Comforter on earth, and Inspirer.

Thank-You, Father.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen 

Notes before we begin to list what we have used:
  • Some folks are confused when they see words and/or names which are associated with the infamous sickness written oddly or cryptically. The reason for this is that many of us folks who are not interested in our digital writings censored, read or intercepted write many of these words and names in ways that may not be flagged.
  • We are NOT medical folks in any way. We are not doctors, nurses, functional medical professionals. We are not diagnosing, treating any illness nor are we advising an ill person  to visit or not visit a medical professional, clinic or hospital. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN BRAIN AND MAKE WISE AND LOGICAL DECISIONS AND CHOICES.  What is shared on this page is for informational reasons and only reflects our choices.
  • Again….MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the HeritageWays.com website and YouTube Channel, including: text, images, videos, or other formats were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something watched on this video or read on the corresponding website. Use caution when following the recipe or information in this video. The creator and publisher of this video will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this information or any other recipe/information on this channel and the corresponding website.
  • I am not interested in arguing about any of the points, practices or products listed on this page. These are our choices based upon 25 years of studying natural health, 4 years of studying homeopathy and the medical professionals we consulted and paid during our illness. These are our choices based upon research and our taking responsibility for our health and not giving that right and responsibility over to anyone else.
  • I will refer to all of the items used as “supplements” for an all-inclusive term.
  • The list is LONG. It may be interesting to note that some of the supplements were started before our illness and/or have been used for months or longer. If a supplement was begun sometime prior to the illness, it will be written in bold letters. Not all of the supplements were used during the entire 3 weeks of illness or by both Mr. Patient and myself. Some were used by only one of us. This will be indicated as well. 
  • There were days during our illness of using many/most of these supplements that we both physically wept with discouragement. Both of us were known to say, during the illness, “No matter what we do or take, nothing seems to be working.” There is no way for me to know for sure what helped more so I won’t pretend to guess. I do wonder if taking certain products did prevent the illness from worsening and/or help with our not having to be hospitalized. I don’t know for sure. Please do your own research and inform yourself. Do NOT take only my information any more than I would expect you to follow what you may hear on the media. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!
  • As noted, we were not hospitalized but Mr. Patient was (and still is) under the care of a CNP. Her goal, and ours, was to avoid a hospital visit (for more reasons than one). Primarily, she didn’t want him to get a secondary infection upon being near people in any setting. She kept in almost daily contact with me regarding Mr. Patient and assured me that she/we were doing everything that would be done in a hospital setting. She reminded us she was praying for us.
  • Insurance, of course, does not cover any natural or God-created “remedies” or “supplements”. In our case, they also did not cover one of his breathing treatments (Albuterol) or the rental of the oxygen machine. They claimed he was not “bad enough” with an oxygen saturation of 87. This is ridiculous! This is unfortunate and frustrating but Mr. Patient and I stick to our beliefs that natural ways of healing, when and if at all possible, are much preferred to allopathic or Big Ph@rma’s financially-driven choices. We are thankful for doctors and the medical industry but we do our best to use as close to natural as possible, when possible. We remain grateful, of course, for our close friends and extended family who are in the medical field and offered their expertise during this illness.

What We Use/Used

Note about links:  All of this is shared for informational purposes only. I have shared links for your convenience. In some cases, these links are affiliate links (*) which means we earn a very small commission if you purchase from those companies at no extra cost to you.

When we were at our worst, our CNP advised that we “throw all we have toward this illness.” So, we did!

I will update the links as time goes on and as I am approved as an affiliate with many of these companies. Also, if anyone is honestly interested in more or further explanation of these products, let me know in the comments and I’ll try to add more info, as you are interested.


  1. PRAYER!!
  2. Lots of pure water from our Berkey (*We are affiliates but I need to figure out the link.) https://www.berkeyfilters.com
  3. Ozone Therapy, Food-Grade 3% H202 (Must read the small book. This isn’t where I bought the book but I couldn’t locate that link…here is one of many… https://www.1minutecure.com )
  4. ear thermometer  https://bestreviews.com/best-ear-thermometers
  5. pulse oxi meter (measures heart rate and oxygen saturation—VERY important and inexpensive tool)  https://www.healthline.com/health/finger-pulse-oximeter
  6. Aconite  https://www.boironusa.com/
  7. Bryonia  https://www.boironusa.com/
  8. Quercetin  https://www.vitacost.com
  9. Thuja occidentalis 30C, 5 taken 3xD  https://www.boironusa.com/  or  https://www.vitacost.com
  10. Eupatorium perfoliatum 200C, 5 taken 2xD
  11. Hepar Sulph 6C, 5 taken every three hours  https://www.boironusa.com/ or  https://www.vitacost.com
  12. Oscillococcinum, according to package directions but only a few globules at a time https://www.boironusa.com/
  13. (KT) Arnicare Leg Cramps, according to package directions www.boiron.com or https://www.vitacost.com
  14. (KT) Sepia 200C, 2xD www.boiron.com or  https://www.vitacost.com
  15. Kiss My Keto Electrolyte powder, according to directions. https://www.vitacost.com
  16. Elderberry Honey Syrup (at the beginning of this)  https://www.naturalhopeherbals.com
  17. Immune Stim  https://www.naturalhopeherbals.com
  18. natural version of Mucinex
  19. Frankincense Essential Oil (*)  https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/referral/16068963
  20. Immupower EO – same as above
  21. (MrP) Oregano EO – above
  22. Thieves EO – above
  23. Eucalyptus EO https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/referral/16068963
  24. Peppermint EO – above
  25. Orange EO – above
  26. (KT) Stress Away EO – above
  27. (KT) Peace and Calming EO -above
  28. Ninjxia Red drink  https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/referral/16068963
  29. (KT) Respiratory System Pack (*)  https://60642224.mynsp.com/
  30. Vitamin D3 (*)  https://www.naturessunshine.com/product/vitamin-d3/
  31. Zinc  https://www.naturessunshine.com/product/zinc-25mg/
  32. (MrP before, both of us during) Omega 3 Fish oil  https://www.vitacost.com
  33. Selenium Synergy  https://www.vitacost.com
  34. Vitamin E  https://www.vitacost.com
  35. (MrP before, both of us during) K-Right  https://www.vitacost.com
  36. (KT) Pneumotrophin PMG (I buy from chiropractor but here is a link for you https://tuscolapainandwellnesscenter.com/products/standardprocess-pneumotrophin-pmg-6900?variant=39612042838224&msclkid=72bcb938507d15beeb1fd85dc10e7094
  37. Des Bio Liposoal Methyl B and then B-Right  https://www.vitacost.com
  38. tea made by knowledgeable friend who foraged healing herbs and plants
  39. lots of green tea
  40. Kali Carb 30C mixed with Carbo Veg 200C, one dose per day    https://www.boironusa.com/   or https://www.vitacost.com
  41. Sodium Ascorbate (vitamin C intense therapy)  https://www.vitacost.com
  42. BioMat (IF no fever is present)  https://www.biomat.com
  43. Cod Liver Oil Pack (*)  https://www.shopqueenofthethrones.com
  44. nebulizer (first we borrowed one then we got one from the pharmacy, prefer one with mask)
  45. (MrP) steroid shot from CNP
  46. (MrP) Albuterol
  47. (MrP) Ipratropium Bromide 0.5mg – Albuterol Sulfate 3mg
  48. (MrP) Budesonide 0.5 mg
  49. (MrP) Immunocal (Glutathione with cysteine, he used in powder bc that is what CNP gave him but can be found on internet. Important to have the cysteine. Studies are showing this helps C-v-d patients.)
  50. (MrP) oxygen machine from local medical supply
  51. incentive spirometer (found on ebay, I don’t use Am@zon)
  52. raw pineapple for congestion, mucous
  53. little to no food, little to no refined sugar
  54. healing frequency music on YouTube and Spotify
  55. proning exercises (These videos are helpful, esp. the first one… https://youtu.be/z2VaS-exhlg and https://youtu.be/3kv-42xU8GA )
  56. move around the room/house/yard as much as able
  57. do NOT sleep flat on back
  58. sit in the sun as much as possible with shoes off in grass {natural vita D plus grounding} (several folks told me this helped them. We didn’t feel like it at first but into week two up to now we are trying to be intentional about this.)
  59. homemade HCQ
  60. colloidal silver (homemade and tested by lab for purity)
  61. Breathe Right tea
  62. Breathe Easy tea

This was given to me by someone in the medical field but use only at your discretion….

This was shared with me and it looks like a great site, so you might check it out… https://drlivingood.com/recipes/

If you’d like further information, please comment below and I will flesh out the list per your request. Thank-you, ❤️katie

Heritage Ways Newsletter | E-Newsletter | Mailing List

Welcome to Heritage Ways and we invite you to walk like with us even further by signing up for our mailing list, or e-newsletter, if you will. Once you have signed-up, you may choose which types of emails you receive by selecting “update profile” at the bottom of each email.

Three ways to sign up:

  1. Text HERITAGEWAYS to 22828
  2. Pop-up form after visiting website for 5 seconds.
  3. Scroll to bottom of homepage and sign-up where it says, “to receive free chapter of cookbook…”

Summer of 2021 will be a time of giving back to our subscribers using our mailing list..

How We Use Homeopathy, Essential Oils, Herbs and More…

Interested in learning how the Heritage Ways family avoids (traditional, allopathic) doctor visits, saves money, and heals with many God-given sources?

We are by no means perfect in the health department but we are continually learning and going in the direction of a more God-given way to live life fully. We want to share with you and, in turn, want to learn from you. Life is about walking in fellowship, living in community.

What a blessing that we can all learn from one another as we walk in community together and share what the Father has bestowed on us to live life fully. (John 10:10)

Mrs. Katie periodically hosts FREE “Health Chats” with interested folks via Zoom.
Four things are required to join these chats:
  1. Wi-fi connection which will support (at least) audio-version of Zoom
  2. Zoom account (free for you)
  3. Sign-up for Heritage Ways email list. You have the option of receiving ONLY the information on health if you will do so using the “update profile” link at the bottom of every Heritage Ways email. Due to the many folks who are interested (yay!), I am afraid that this will be the only method by which I will notify folks of Zoom calls.
  4. Grace to all involved in the chat groups.


  • “I don’t want to be seen.”
  • No problem, you may choose the audio-only option when you click the link.


  • “I don’t want to have to talk.”
  • No problem, come on in and just listen.


  • “I don’t know what Zoom is.”
  • Just search Zoom in your search engine (we use duckduckgo for more privacy) and it’ll walk you through installing Zoom.


  • “What do you discuss?”
  • Well, I will begin by explaining that I am not here to diagnose or treat you but to share information. Then, as time and interests allow, I will share what we have successfully used a great many ailments. I may discuss homeopathy, essential oils, herbs, Bach flower essences, prayer, faith, lifestyle, choices. Please note that our beliefs and our brand are not separate so everything we do is with a Christian worldview.


  • “Why is this free? What’s your angle?!”
  • No angle, unless you count walking in community and sharing life as an angle. Our family has been blessed in many ways through the years and we want to give back in any way we can. Also, the “changing times” (aren’t they always changing???) are moving more swiftly than many of us can maintain. A strong community of like-minded folks is super-important as we are all seeking the best paths in this new era.


  • “So, there is no cost?”
  • No, the Zoom meetings are FREE. However, Mrs. Katie had to recently purchase a Zoom membership/account in order to maintain the opportunity to have these meetings. The cost for our family is $12.49 per month, payable a year at a time(!). If you would like to drop a dollar or two into a tip jar to help defray that cost, then we would be very appreciative. Please do so by using PayPal “friends and family” option: homeheritagehope@yahoo.com OR by check to: Heritage Ways, POB 355, Loudonville, OH 44842
Would you mind adding your email address to my mailing list where I will send out information of upcoming Zoom health chats and any other information that I want to share regarding health at home? By forming a list, I can ensure no one is inadvertently excluded from Zoom links, etc.

You may change/update/add email preferences by using the “Update Profile” link at the bottom of all Heritage Ways emails.

(Ignore the free chapter of the cookbook, if uninterested in that. 😃)

How We Homeschool on the Road

I have received questions about how to homeschool for the almost 18 years that I’ve been educating my children at home. A good many of those questions have come as we’ve traveled because folks are genuinely curious about how we handle academia on the go. Every now and then I get the person who looks at me sideways and upside down and crooked indicating that they very much disapprove of our educational freedoms and choices. That’s OK. Mr. Patient and I have learned what’s best for our children and we are good with our choices. Furthermore, I’ve learned to extend more grace than I used to.

But to respond to some of those questions of, “How do you homeschool on the road?”, let’s talk about it…

We kind of use the CC method. No, I’m not talking about the popular and effective Classical Conversations. It’s a term I made up, CC, Concentrated Chunks. 

First off, we try very diligently, especially in recent months, to not overbook our schedule with meeting folks or seeing all the great things in America. We’re trying to intentionally plan down days where we have no out-of-home obligations, or only the laundromat.

Secondly, we take advantage of these down days by “catching up” on any  written work we need to do such as grammar or composition. The children also work on practicing piano using a portable keyboard and work on their Teaching Textbook math which is on the computer. (Two of the children are “on grade level” and one is “above grade level”.)

Mr. Patient uses Beautiful Feet history curriculum and living books on an (ir)regular basis to lead the children in history lessons and discoveries. You’ll understand the (ir)regular in a second.

(We are currently researching science curricula for Jonboy.)

So we really hone in on chunks of academic time when we have the opportunity, play “catch up“, if you will. 

We also have Concentrated Chunks of learning time when we visit historical museums, Wildlife preserves, famous peoples’ homes in all sizes of towns across America. (Thus, the lack of using a lot of history curricula at this juncture in our lives.) The children also learn a great deal of social skills, heritage stories, and a variety of information from the hundreds of people we meet as we travel. They are not afraid to strike up conversations and learn. Well, two of them are not afraid to do so but the third one is listening closely.  

We also have quite a library of educational DVDs in our home and we visit as many libraries as possible for hours at a time. The children enjoy reading library books although we can’t check them out while traveling.  Speaking of books, they all three love love love to read and do so often. We require that they read the Bible and a book of their choice at least an hour and a half every day.

They have “wind down“ time from 8 to 10 every night, as possible, and often times they listen to creation-based educational audios on their individual DVD players which Gran bought for Christmas last year.

So as you see, we basically have to be flexible and redeem the times that we have whether it’s to catch up on handwritten and traditional schoolwork or take advantage of what some folks might call unschooling opportunities. 

Our homeschooling has looked different every year that I have been a home educator. It will look very different when we settle down in the **near** future as well. Honestly, I’m looking forward to a more rigid routine; but for now, this is how we roll, literally.

❤️Mrs. Katie

Granny’s Chocolate Pie RECIPE

I remember asking Granny Brewer to write down her Chocolate Pie recipe. She said, “I don’t have one; I just make the pies.” Hmmm, that didn’t help me out much in the baking department but her pies were always a hit. And, when she said “pies”, she meant more than one. You see, she had two grandsons and she thought each one needed his own pie. Bless ’em. They always got their pies but I never got my recipe. From her, that is. I had to experiment until I hit on what must have been her method/recipe because it is that good. Hit on it I did, several years ago, and I’ve been making chocolate pies ever since. The trouble is, I came to understand what she meant when she said, “I don’t have a recipe.”

Oh, happy day! I have finally done it! I have recorded the recipe in writing for those who have been asking for it. That is, Granny Brewer’s Chocolate Pie, or Southern Classic Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue. It’s about time, yeah I know. Our YouTube instructional video has hit over 10,000 views so I am sure folks are happy to have this in writing.

The recipe is written for you below but I have made a nice little link for y’all to print if you wish to add it to your three-ring homekeeping book.

Make sure to check out the PIE VIDEO (from 2+ years ago when we were new to YouTube).

Need a Meringue how-to? How to make MERINGUE


Granny’s Chocolate Pie, or Southern Classic Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue


This recipe is for ONE pie although my instructional video is for two pies. As one may tell, making this pie is more of a method than a recipe. It is certainly a time-honored southern tradition passed down by my husband’s grandmother, Granny Brewer.


Bake pie crust at 400° for 10 minutes. Allow to cool while pie filling is made.


In a COLD cast-iron skillet with NO heat, add

3 egg yolks

3 T. all-purpose flour

4 T. cocoa powder

1/8 t. salt

1 generous cup sugar


Needed LATER:

A scant cup milk (a bit less than one cup)

1 generous T. butter

½ t. vanilla extract


NOTE: I use a gas stove so my pie filling cooks a bit quicker than if using electric heat. My directions reflect that.


Turn heat to low. Immediately begin to whisk all ingredients and add about ¼ cup milk, creating a medium-thin paste. Steady and constant whisking is the key! Mix well. There will be no lumps if whisking continuously and thoroughly.


Turn heat to medium, continually whisking. The mixture will become thinner before it thickens. This is because the sugar is melting.


As the mixture begins to simmer/bubble, slowly add milk, 2-3 tablespoons at a time. All of the milk may not be used. A full cup of milk is too much, typically. Adjust heat for a slow and constant boil. Whisk until desired consistency, adding milk as necessary. The ideal consistency is a thick pudding, not as thick as peanut butter. The filling will thicken just a tad as it cools.


Turn off heat, add vanilla and butter. Whisk to blend. Pour filling into pie crust. Top with meringue. Bake until meringue lightly browns. Or, allow to cool and top with sweetened whipped cream, then baking is unnecessary.


NOTE: I made this pie today and the filling took 12 minutes to prepare.


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