For me, in this amazing place we call ‘home’, it’s not too difficult to take hints and cues given off by our beautiful surroundings, but also to be lifted up by this wonderful community. Not only are there 'mountains beyond mountains' there are also beautiful people with like-minded attitudes and interests. There’s always something going on, be it “free” yoga, dance classes, live music, events downtown, digging in the dirt, or a walk with nature; there is always a way to honor yourself also, by doing something that you love, with people that you love.sooo, even though I will buy nice things and treat myself, I do try to counteract that by living a healthy lifestyle. Although I splurge on the good food, I’m often supporting local businesses and because of the gardens, I haven’t bought jelly or tomato sauce in almost three years. during the summers/
falls I don’t have to buy a lot of produce and with seed saving, or volunteering, and sharing with family and friends I don’t have to seek out many seeds now (although I always see something exotic in the catalogue I must try..), and because I’m willing I haven’t bought meat in months, thanks to my other uncle who gave me his xmas deer :)
*new favorites to roast this fall/winter (if we can even call it that...)brussel sprouts and cauliflower! -toss with a little olive oil and whatever spices are calling to you! ...i've been loving an italian spice mix recently
*gettin' down on this quick snack.. edamame roasted @325 with oo, s&p, and parm til crispy, yummm.
*first venison end result
let it be grand!