Category Archives: Good Food

To garden or not to garden…?

Okay so it’s already April and I haven’t started any seedlings or anything at all yet. I am not really sure I have the time to do a large garden this year, but I know I will really miss it if I don’t. Fortunately, we live far enough south that getting a late start will not hurt anything. Between boating and work and everything else I will be hard pressed to keep up with it all. The food from the garden comes in handy for sure, because all the excess I can or freeze. Yes, I share some with friends and family, but it is really for sustainability, so I keep most of it.

I also was supposed to start a chicken coop and raise some chickens this year. Building a coop is relatively easy and chickens are easy to raise. The eggs from my own chickens well definitely come in handy with a family. I feel like I am dropping the ball a little bit because I want to do other “fun” things this year, rather than concentrate on making our life more sustainable. I guess I will give it a few more days and then I will probably go ahead and start the garden. Food for the family is important and it doesn’t cost much to get seeds and throw some water on them every day.

Wolf Moon

Tonight marks the first full moon of the year 2017. Because it is the first full moon, it is also known as the wolf moon. This name dates back to American Indian culture and their belief that wolfs howl at moon because they are hungry. There is also an added bonus that comes with tonight’s bright moon.

When the moons orbit is closest to us, it is called perigee. When perigee and a full moon coincide, as they will tonight, the result is a brighter, bigger moon. This means that some features of the moons surface will be very visible. I hope that everyone will be able to take a few minutes to walk outside and check out this rare and awesome sight!

First Full Moon In January

Wolf Moon

Seattle’s Best Decaf Coffee Used In Our Break Room

Drinking coffee is relatively new to me. I have always been a tea drinker. But I kept being handed different types of coffee drinks at work that people would buy for everyone and eventually I started getting used to the taste, since I just couldn’t throw it away and they kept insisting to at least give it a try. I still enjoy my hot cup of tea first thing in the morning and the one that I have right after dinner. But throughout the day I do enjoy a cup of coffee now and then and co-workers are still coming in with new coffee based drinks that are on sale or are some type of holiday special, which is fun!

The coffee that is always available in the break room is this best decaf coffee that I’ve tried so far. It is Seattle’s Best Blend Decaf Coffee that they order online.

I do try and drink as much decaf coffee and my tea as well, so it doesn’t make me too wired up and we all know that caffeine is not good for you in the long run. I don’t think caffeine affects me like it does so many other people. I really can live with or with out it.

Girl Loves To Fish…

I’m that one in a million girls that loves to fish. I like everything about it. I can do everything from untying the boat and “Shoving off” to heading out to open water. We did a lot of fishing when we were young. My dad taught the whole family, the  boys and the girls. Acting all girly girl didn’t cut the mustard with my Dad, he had all three of us girls baiting our own hooks and teaching us how to take the fish off the hook after you have reeled it in. That was the hardest part for me and still is. I feel bad for the fish, no way do I want it to suffer and cause it unnecessary pain at all. I’m not all that crazy about cleaning
the fish either. I am always so afraid that I am going to miss a bone and someone will end up choking on it and dying because of something that I didn’t do right. That would be just god awful!

I was looking in my tackle box, what a mess! I need to sort it out and give it a good cleaning. I still have plenty of line and tackle, but I may need to upgrade some of my lures. Well, I guess I’ll go get that done. If the weather continues to be so nice, I’ll be down at the shore!

fishing girl

Girl Gone Fishing

 

Dog Eaters

While I am considerate of other people’s cultures, there are some that are disgusting to me. One thing I hate to hear about is people who eat dogs. This is an ancient Chinese tradition that I wish would go away. I was glad to discover that steps are being taken to make this dream come true.

The annual dog eating festival in China has been going on for more than 600 years. Local officials have decided to end the festival this year due to an increased level of dog owners who value the dogs as more than a meal. I am very glad that this disgusting event will end.