Snow on the 7th
Thaw on the 11th
The cells in your body tell a history of every substance you have eaten, breathed and come in contact with.
One thousand years ago people did not inhale air pollution, clean their homes with formaldehyde and ammonia, or wear clothes saturate with chemical fabric softeners against their skin.
They did not drink chlorinated water and weren’t exposed to a list of food additives and chemicals with unpronounceable names.
Not to mention the multitude of chemicals we absorb through skin with the daily use of shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash and toothpaste; all of which can be found in every cell of our 20th century bodies.
Our environment has been dramatically altered and as a result so have our bodies.
This was under the most interesting heading of "Why Detox?" One thing moving from the city to the mountains does is begins to adjust your perspective on the environment; you can taste the difference in the water pumped up from a well fed by the mountains. Getting our water tested was an eye opening experience of what actually that H20 contains, including various minerals, luckily no arsenic.
I’ve noticed over the course of the last 8 months living here that my body has definitely purged itself of some toxins. Drinking clean and fresh water, doing more at-home meal preparation (Oh I can’t wait to do another garden!), walking over lots of terrain, have all been contributing factors in this lifestyle change. More and more, yoga postures are finding their way into my habits. A calm thought occurs to me as we leave our winter limbo via the Great Thaw this fine day. It hints of the gain in momentum our projects has from this point on:
- Our rezoning with the county, submitting on Wednesday
- Landscaping on the property
- Ranch Store initial stocking and displays (French doors for the store entryway this next Thursday)
- Shutters for the Reception Desk
- The garden preparation
- Fencing the lower 4 acres of pasture, needing renovation
- Our Roundhouse Yurt install with Rainier Yurts
This is the rock and roll time as we head into 2008 and prepare to become officially open for business. So at least for now, it’s nice to see the grass again. Now let’s shake off this first heavy winter blanket! When does that dang groundhog get here?