It took awhile, but I finally have a porcelain replica black-and-white plate. For those not from Delaware, they’re a bit tricky to get with a reasonably low number unless you know somebody (thanks Terry!). Folks in Delaware are a bit obsessed about these things, with low numbers sometimes going for six figures.
Corn is going to be the death of us. About seven years ago, I was told to change my diet for health reasons. In particular, I was told to significantly reduce my intake of omega-6 fatty acids and increase the omega-3s. Where do these omega-6 fats come from in the American diet? Predominately from corn, which is massively subsidized, making it cheap to feed to all kinds of animals and incorporate into all kinds of food products, thereby passing it along to us.
The solution is to avoid foods from the agribusiness behemoths and opt for small farms producing grass-fed beef and pastured eggs. Which brings me again to the recently opened Whole Foods Market. Until the opening of their new store, it has been near impossible to find a pastured egg in northern Delaware (If you know of another source, let me know). Except for the occasional dozen from down-state friends or buying them while on vacation at the beach, I’ve pretty much avoided eggs. Whole Foods sells pastured eggs from Vital Farms in Texas, a producer that received a top-score five-egg rating from the Cornucopia Institute. Pastured eggs address the omega-6 problem while being a much healthier food choice overall. Bring on the Omelettes!
Instead of the cold and mist that usually accompanies St. Patrick’s Day, we were able to open the deck early and enjoy warm weather and drinks on the porch.
I’m a bit of a foodie, so I love the fact that a Whole Foods Market is now in the neighborhood! You can’t beat their variety, although I may need to pick up a part-time job to shop there. As you probably guessed. this is their mushroom display.
Cleaning this moss off the garden shed might be a spring chore. I say might be, because I kinda like it. The yard here is so heavily shaded that I have more moss than grass at this time of year. The moss requires less maintenance. Maybe a nice moss lawn is in order…
During a survey of the neighborhood to see what was springing up, I noticed this ivy. It’s different to my eye from the usual English ivy. Leaves are darker and a somewhat different shape.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using the Okame Cherry in my yard as a reliable sing of spring. Once it starts to bloom, everything starts. This year, the date of the first blossom was March 4. An early spring indeed! Last year, the first bloom didn’t come until April 2. The year before that, it was March 21st. What is your sure sign of spring?