I have a dream of one day having a little place of my own, where I grow the majority of my food. I don’t want a big place, just a few acres (that I can take care of myself,) to grow what my family needs, and maybe a little extra for the local farmers market. I have been doing some gardening, but right now I don’t.
However I live on a huge organic farm (not involved in the farming part myself.) It’s always very busy. The hard working Mexicans are harvesting lettuce right now. (The photo at the top is organic lettuce.) They start before the sun goes up (I know because I’m out feeding horses,) and work until it gets dark, sometimes even through the night.
If possible I buy organic, and local food. It feels good. I am a firm believer that you are what you eat. If you feed your body garbage, it might not function that well. I like being healthy, strong, and fit. It’s not at all a sacrifice to not eat fast food, and drink soft drinks all day long. Eating healthy makes me feel good, I like feeling good. Of course I sometimes indulge in things that I crave, like chocolate, and salty licorice (the kind that is terribly hard to find here in the US.) Since I don’t eat it very often at all I buy the good kind. I enjoy quality over quantity in all sides of life.
Do you consciously think about what you eat on an ordinary day? When you go grocery shopping? Do you grow any food at home?
I can’t believe it’s already Friday! This week had wings, don’t know where it went 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!