A Step into Nature and What is Natural
April 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
Saturday was clean up day for our county. So, we took advantage by doing some clean up around here. A friend brought over a trailer, and my husband and he worked together on both our place and his. There were people at the unloading spot to take advantage of other people’s discarded stuff. I’m not sure ours would be of use to anyone, but hopefully so.
I fixed a pretty healthy late lunch for us, a salad and lentil soup. I throw everything into soups and salads. They are vegan and mostly organic, so overall healthy. Since lunch was late we weren’t so hungry for another meal but wanted something else. Did you ever notice how husbands and wives after being together for a while have the same thoughts? Sadly, we were both thinking MacDonald’s fries. It’s been years since we’ve eaten anything at MacDonald’s. My husband had his Ipad handy, so I said look up the ingredients for their fries. The list cried out total GMO to us.* We came back to our senses. I thought I have potatoes, organic ones. So, I got off my lazy butt and went into the kitchen. The fries I made turned out great. I sprinkled olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground mixed peppercorns, chili powder, and nutritional yeast on them and baked.
On Sunday we went beyond the natural wonders in our own back woods and explored The Arboretum in Lexington, Kentucky. http://www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/index.php We have done two weekend Lexington trips in a row now. I think we’ve pretty much used up our tax return on Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. On both trips I’m happy to say we took the opportunity to explore walking paths in Lexington. On the first trip we took the 2.5 mile hike at Shillito Park. It was a nice walking trail, but I much preferred the beauty of the arboretum trail. The Arboretum trail with it’s sights along the way made the walk seem like it went by so fast.
Visiting other trails are often an inspiration for us for ways we can improve our own trail and property. We have piles of saved up old lumber, barn wood, etc, that hopefully we will have a use for.
*McDonalds FRIES are cooked in genetically engineered oil. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil (85% gmo), corn oil (85% gmo), soybean oil (90% gmo), hydrogenated soybean oil. From: Millions Against Monsanto by OrganicConsumers.org