Monday, August 9, 2010

Days 36, 37, 38, 39 - Health and the Garden

Sorry about being somewhat slack about this post. Been a busy weekend, packing and being gone for part of the time and then udoing the packing after returning.

Something that I have been thinking about is how our family stays pretty healthy. Cannot say that it is directly related to the garden, but since we eat lots of fruit and veggies daily (as you can see in the daily harvests) it may have a real correlation. Visiting others, I notice that there is a lot of people who eat a lot of pre-packaged, processed foods. Easy for sure, especially when you can buy so much of it at places like Costco at such a low cost, but not necessarily the best for us. On our latest road trip it was so easy to pack sliced cucumbers, a couple of clusters of grapes, and we made a couple of sandwiches with peanut butter and our honey and peach preserves (just made my first batch the other night). All pretty much whole foods and low in processed sweeteners. My wife has really changed her outloook on the food we eat after watching the film, Food Inc.

While others catch colds, our family often skirts around the illnesses without a symptom. Not many people are sick this time of the year, but come winter, our citrus crop is a real boon for staying healthy. Nothing scientific but just seeing what I see.

Day 36
1) Ten peaches ($5.00)
2) Two bunches of chard ($6.00)
3) Two small zukes ($0.50)

Day 37
1) 1 1/2 lbs pickling cucumbers ($2.00)
2) Two zukes ($2.00)
3) Six cukes ($8.00)
4) 1 lb green grapes (interlaken) ($2.00)

Day 38 (Gone)

Day 39
1) Five peaches ($2.50)
2) Basket of cherry tomatoes ($2.00)
3) Two bunches of chard ($6.00)
4) One Cherokee Purple Tomato ($1.50)
5) Five pears ($4.00)

Total Harvested (Year-to-Date): $269.00
Expenses (Year-to-Date): $26.00

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