Enjoying a pretty day

We finally have a pretty day of sunshine and I am NOT at work! Although, I do have to go in this evening for a few hours I have THE DAY to enjoy the sunshine.

As I was on my way to the chicken coop to give the girls some dried eggshells there was not the least bit of breeze. I boogied back to the house, grabbed my camera and went back outside to take some macro photos of the beautiful peach blossoms and wouldn’t ya know a breeze kicked up? Happens.every.time.! Oh well, I managed to find a sturdy branch that wasn’t bouncing up and down with the breeze…

One of our peach trees is loaded with blossoms; the other? not so much. We’ve been having some frosty mornings so we’re crossing our fingers that it doesn’t damage the blossoms. It’d be real nice to get a peach or three this year.

Even though the sun is shining outside I’ve enjoyed having the time to be in the kitchen a bit this morning – hard-boiling some eggs…

making iced tea and starting a batch of green tea Kombucha…

and soaking some pecans in a brine…

The Kombucha will end up being a Blueberry-Ginger ‘booch’ (full of antioxidants) after the second ferment and the pecans will soak overnight then go in the dehydrator until dried making a healthier crispy nut snack. (“…nuts contain numerous enzyme inhibitors that can put a real strain on the digestive mechanism if consumed in excess. Nuts are easier to digest, and their nutrients more readily available, if they are first soaked in salt water overnight, then dried in a warm oven or dehydrator. Salt in soaking water activates enzymes that neutralize enzyme inhibitors.” – from Nourishing Traditions) Having to wait for this delicious crispy snack is the hardest part! At least we won’t have to wait as long as we will for the Kombucha. That’s at least a ten day process – yikes!

Needless to say, I’ve really enjoyed having the time and energy to spend in the kitchen today making healthy alternatives – farm fresh hard-boiled eggs full of the proper ratio of Omega 6 & Omega 3 fatty acids; more nutritious nuts; and, a healthy beverage.

Taking the time to make healthier foods needs to be a priority here at the farm but I’ll admit – when I get home from work I’m usually wore out mentally and sometimes physically making it all too easy to grab a less than healthy alternative. I also need to have some mental clarity so that I can continue to research the best foods to eat for optimum health and how to prepare them but work typically zaps all my mental acuity. I’m just going to have to figure out a way to do it regardless. Adding a few drops of Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend should help!

Speaking of Young Living and oils, I wanted to share with you, my faithful readers, an opportunity to purchase a Premium Starter Kit (everything you will need to get started – 11 oils, a diffuser and more) at 10% off and to join my oily team! If you’ve been wanting to get started using oils and oil-infused/toxic free products (cleaning, beauty, makeup, etc.) then now is the perfect time! Young Living has updated their Starter Kits and these that are on sale are the Kits prior to the update. The starter kits are a $300 plus value already discounted to half price. The additional 10% discount brings it down to $144 plus tax & shipping. It’s truly a great deal so don’t delay! You’ll find the link to sign up at the top of this blog post. Once you receive your kit I will send you a Welcome Packet with some goodies in it and help you get started using the first forms of medicine 🙂

Tata for now – I need to get ready for work. Oh, and if you have any questions about the above mentioned snacks or oils leave a comment and I’ll get back with you.

Is the sun shining in your neck ‘o the woods?

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