The beets and carrots both needed to be thinned out again. The carrots that were thinned are shown above. I salvaged the bigger ones, and gave the runt carrots to the neighbors goats.
Who needs a compost bin when you can have goats!? New life goal: not only do I want a flock of chickens, (is this what they’re called? a flock..a herd..a bundle?) but I must own two goats. Not one, not three..but two. I can feed them my leftover food, and train my cats to ride them like horses. The carrots were stored in a mason jar for a day, and then they were turned into a delicious meal.
To digress a bit, I managed to strain my back muscles last Sunday (paralumbar to be exact) at work and refused to let it get the best of me. I tried to complete the 5 mile training run I was scheduled for, but only completed 3.1 slow miles, and stopped because I was worried I was going to over do it. The failed run, along with the back pain, and the long day at work caused me to feel a bit down. When I arrived at Manfriends house that evening, my mood quickly turned around.
Manfriend and I always cook together..always, but this time I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. The room smelled of coconut oil and vegetables. I was excited for what was about to come my way. I sat down like a pregnant woman in her 80′s (yeah it was that bad) to enjoy my appe-teaser, which was a bowl of golden raspberries. Five minutes later, dinner was served.
There on the left..are my precious baby carrots from my garden! Along with an onion from my garden, fried purple potatoes, butternut squash, roma tomatoes, all surrounding tricolor quinoa. This meal was perfect and very much appreciated! He even arranged this plate, it looks just the way I would have arranged it. Loovee. This was the best way to eat my baby carrots! My back felt better for at least 29 seconds while eating this meal. Yay.
Two days later I had an amazing 4 mile run, (running is the only time when my back feels completely ok right now) in the pouring down rain with that guy up there. It was a great run, and was followed by a soak in the hot tub. I ran another 4 miler yesterday. My back thanked me.
Q: Have you ever pulled/strained/ tweaked a muscle? Fortunately I have been cleared to run! That was my only concern..my priorities are strictly Disneyland!