Thursday, January 26, 2012


Wednesday was a rainy day, and I was still not feeling very good from Tuesday evening's tummy ache.  It would have been a good day to stay in the pajamas, but I didn't.   Since it was too rainy to walk, I spent the morning doing domestic chores.  I stripped my bed, washed the comforter, and changed the sheets.  Cleaning out clutter in the master bedroom is where the focus is this week, including some books from the bookshelves.  Some books got listed to sell.   Others went into the garage to sell at a garage sale.

Travis made us green smoothies for lunch.  Lunch was Green Smoothies (arugula, grapes, bananas, lemon juice, passion fruit and water);  Melon (watermelon for me, honeydew for Travis); Organic Orange;  Avocado; Avocado.

The afternoon was study time.  I am studying the skin in the anatomy lesson of the course I study.  I practiced the flute.  I am working so hard to learn the flute ensemble music as well as working to improve my tone and technique.  I listened to a French lesson on Rosetta Stone.

Today was a no shopping day.  I don't think we bought anything today!

It was enjoyable to prepare the food for dinner tonight.  Dinner was Veggie Cocktail (carrot, celery, beet, red bell pepper); Green Salad (romaine, mushrooms, Roma tomato, green onion, radish, cucumber); Salad Dressing (lemon juice, olive oil, amino acids, honey, Bragg's seasoning);  Avocado;  Steamed Broccoli;  Goody Balls;  Walnuts.

We have a new book called How to Grow More Vegetables (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons.  It is about sustainable mini-farming.  The most important thing is to create soil rapidly and maintain sustainable soil fertility.

"Just grow one small area, and do it well.  Then, once you've got it right, grow more!  -Alan Chadwick

The book teaches how to grow most of a family's food, plant a mini-orchard in the front yard and begin an economic mini-farm.  The backyard homestead is something we can all do to revitalize ourselves, the soil, and the Earth.

Good health starts before conception.  It is important for young people to learn about the simple, natural life.  They get to determine whether the next generation is going to be stronger or weaker.

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