Friday, April 23, 2010

Good Morning!

What a beautiful Spring Day!  I had a quick but delicious and sustaining breakfast today of oatmeal with pecans, dates and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup.  This will be a work day.  I will be constructing my neighbor's outdoor cushion covers.  It's a good job for me, I can fit it in around laundry, exercise, housekeeping, etc.  Still, I need a day like today, with nobody around, to do the brainwork.

On another subject, Happy Belated Earth Day! (yesterday)  What did you do to celebrate/observe the occasion?  I added some French Breakfast Radish seeds to my garden.  I didn't realize they have radishes for breakfast in France, but why not?  I have sauteed collard greens for breakfast sometimes!  When I was away with my girls last weekend, my husband surprised me by creating a raised bed vegetable patch, complete with a little fence to keep some of the critters out (what a sweet guy!).  Adding to the garden seemed to be the perfect way to spend a chunk of my day yesterday as I thought about ways each of us can honor and protect the Earth -- our amazing home!  Besides the radishes, I have heirloom tomatoes, chinese long beans, crookneck squash, japanese eggplant, cucumbers, arugula, basil, dill, marjoram, thyme and cilantro.  In listing these, I am now realizing my selections have a bit of a global theme -- elements from China, Japan, France -- perfect for Earth Day!

By growing my own, I will not be contributing to the depletion of the Ozone by needing trucks and airplanes to bring me my veggies.  I will also be adding a very small amount of fresh oxygen to our atmosphere as a byproduct of photosynthesis from my little green plants.  But, closer to home, I will be reaping the benefits of a more nutrient-dense harvest, since consumption of the goodies will occur a matter of minutes after separation from the earth.  My Vegan body will put all these delicious vegetables to good use, but I look forward to sharing the bounty with family and friends as well.  What a blessing!  Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. How big is the garden? I am planning one for next spring and reading and looking at how best to do it and how big to make it...