Just as our spring fair and market season was nearing its start, on the eve of our first craft fair, the Covid-19 coronavirus made itself a reality in our lives. We adhered to the stay at home recommendations of Governor Charlie Baker and tried to adapt. Teaching was done via the internet from our kitchen table. Social engagements were cancelled, travel was postponed, work opportunities were put on hold and a new way of living has emerged.
There doesn’t seem to be a lot that we can do to counteract the effect of Covid-19 but we can be responsible to ourselves and to our friends and neighbors. By staying home, we are doing our part to “flatten the curve” and to give the medical community time and space to come up with effective treatment options and
possibly a way to prevent contracting the illness. We are practicing social distancing, making and giving away dozens of cloth masks and being diligent with cleaning and hygiene. We are taking supplements like vitamin C, drinking fire cider and taking elderberry in nourishing teas to keep our immune systems strong and resilient. I diffuse anti-viral and respiratory supporting essential oils to help clean the air. Mainly we stay busy with remote work, projects (never ending projects around here) and keeping in touch with friends and family. We are aware that we are lucky to be experiencing this time from our mountainside home. Many are feeling the pain of this uncertain time in acute ways.
Erin and I were talking about what we could be doing to help people traverse the new landscape of the world that is effected by this new virus. One thing that we decided to do is to step up in our role as teachers. I have spent the last six weeks researching what I can about this new corona virus and I will try to do my best to share some of the important points that I have learned. One of the first recommendations that we received about preventing the spread of Covid-19 was regarding hand washing. In all of my reading and research on handwashing, the consensus was that regular old soap and water was the best defense against the spread of any virus including the novel Covid-19 coronavirus.
I have started to write a more in depth article about Covid-19 and some of the things that we are doing in our family to keep us well, so keep a look out for that. I find it helpful to be building my treatment and prevention strategies tool box for this virus and I hope that what I share here will be helpful for you too. In the meantime, the month of May is rapidly approaching. It is one of my favorite times of the year because it includes my birthday, my husband’s birthday, my friends birthdays, Mother’s Day and everything is green and growing again.
Stay safe and be well, Kay