|Diner, cassava, pesto, beets and french green beans|
I spent the weekend gardening and except for walking the dog did not leave our property. Today I went over our 4 small greenhouses including harvesting, suckering and trellising the tomatoes, made IMO #4, weeded several of my upper garden beds (three wheelbarrows full of weeds into my compost pile), spread stored IMO #4 on a newly prepared garden bed, feed the chickens and collected the eggs, and harvested sweet potatoes and cassava.
I woke early with a cup of ginger turmeric tea and then headed directly into the gardens. I am a morning person, so this feels right. I love working in the garden in the early morning while working up an appetite for breakfast. Upon my return to the house, Jennifer made me a fabulous smoothie. She through in a surprise this morning with some frozen lychee we had in our freezer from an earlier harvest this Spring.
We had a calm relaxing lunch about 1:00 where we enjoyed home made cottage cheese, beets, and avocado with home made salsa. Fresh squeezed Orange Juice was our refreshment drink. Wow, great lunch on a Sunday afternoon.
One last note half way through the experiment. I've lost ten pounds in 14 days. That is 5% of my body weight! I am not starving myself, quite the opposite. So how can this be? I think it must be that I am not eating any fat or empty calories. Losing weight was not my intention, it just happened.
|truth in numbers|