We are 3 weeks into the new year as of today! How are you doing with those resolutions you made? Still exercising and dieting? Creating new habits is very hard! I have heard that setting short-term goals helps to lead into long-term goals. Try something new (or stop a bad habit) for just 3 hours; then 3 days; then 3 weeks; then 3 months. Pretty soon the old habit has been kicked away and new habits become the norm.
Today also marks one month since winter began, and it is making its presence known! Most of the country is seeing frigid temperatures, sleet, snow, and wind. Even those of us living in the south have received the cold temperatures! Our backyard thermometer read 19 degrees this morning! Yikes!
With cold weather come illnesses such as colds and flu. We all know about practicing good hygiene in order to help stop the spread of germs. And many of us try to eat in a healthful manner and exercise in order to keep up our immune systems. But sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, we get sick anyway.
A few years ago a friend of mine was talking about elderberry syrup and the great health benefits that it has. Last fall, we got a new client who buys our local honey by the 5-gallon pails...for making elderberry syrup! More recently, a friend of mine on Facebook also shared about how elderberry syrup has helped her family. After hearing all this, I decided to do a little research on elderberries and the benefits of the syrup. I am amazed that I haven't heard all this before!
There are many articles on the web about elderberry syrup, but here is one that I will share so that you can learn about it too. It includes a recipe if you want to make some syrup yourself. Be sure to use honey from Greenville Honey Company!
We are now selling elderberry syrup on our website. This syrup is made with honey from Greenville Honey Company! If you are wanting to give elderberry syrup a try, click here or here (for our children's syrup) to check it out!