The Great Thaw…

01-07-08 The snow thus far_4
Snow on the 7th

01-11-08 The wetness of the Great Thaw_08
Thaw on the 11th

From the Seattle Nutritionist emailed newsletter, published by Angela Pifer, MS, Certified Nutritionist:

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.

01-11-08 The wetness of the Great Thaw_10I’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
    • Painting
    • 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?

About David

Making manifest the change I want to see in the world through the hospitality of a humble little homestead campground with yurts and alpacas.
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4 Responses to The Great Thaw…

  1. Donna says:

    It\’s the crunch time now I guess, it must be exciting and abit nerve racking! Everything will turn out great, you\’ll see.

  2. Lynn says:

    Ok, I\’ll come help with the garden but I may have to win the PCH first. 🙂  Maybea green house for some fresh veggies?

  3. Deborah says:

    Dena and I are planning to come as soon as you are ready.  BTW we really enjoyed the Seattle Men\’s Chorus and I got so excited when I saw Paca Pride advertizing!  I really must go to the main web page.  Before we know it January will be over, and Imbolc upon us, and then Spring is just around the corner.
    Blessed be,

  4. Sheila says:

    Oh, I have enjoyed reading your entries I started from front to back and have stopped here for a quick comment.  I am one who tries very hard to eat natural foods, though I am not a strict vegetarian and I agree whole heartedly about the detoxing. 
    Congratulations on your "Commitment" and I wish you many years of bliss and happiness as a couple.
    I will be back, to see how things are going for you!
    North Carolina hugs to you both,

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