Many people talk a big talk, but in the end, that is all it is. Love means showing it. Working at it. Proving it. Life is too short to hold grudges or to put up walls between people. Tear down the walls, forgive, and walk on. LOVE! You are not promised a tomorrow. Don’t have regrets.
We have a lot of eggs on hand right now. I was looking for ways to use them up. I like to cook very simply and make it as easy as possible. This fit the bill!!
Farm Fresh Frittata
1/2 lb. of Sausage, cooked (we used pasture raised pork)
1/2 cup of Onions, chopped
1/2 cup of Mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch of Kale, organic, chopped
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper, coarse grind
10 Farm Fresh Pastured Eggs
Turn oven to 350°F Use a large cast iron skillet. Brown the sausage with the onions until the sausage is cooked and the onions are soft. Then add the mushrooms, kale, salt and pepper. Stir this around until the kale is slightly cooked and has reduced in size. In the mean time break the eggs into a bowl. Use a whisk and mix them well so there are no separate yolks left. After the kale has reduced in size, pour the eggs over the skillet. Stir the ingredients around so that they are evenly space and making sure the egg mixture is all the way around the skillet.
Keep the heat on medium and let it cook until the sides start to look hard. Check them with your spatula and try to lift up the edges a bit. It took about 4 minutes for me to be able to lift the edges. Then put the whole skillet in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Keep checking it to see if it is done, especially in the middle. I give the skillet a little shake to see if the middle jiggles or not.
I have been sharing books that I am reading because they are really helping me formulate some plans and goals. I try to only share things that I believe in. I am in a group that is really pushing that we set goals. I really think this is a great thing and having someone push me has been wonderful. I have always loved accountability and respond well when it is in place. So, I am sharing some of my goals and plans on here in hopes of encouraging you to do the same in your own life. Your goals and plans will be different, but if you share them then you are more accountable.
We have been raising and growing much of our food for at least 15 years. We have made major changes over those years. At times we put more emphasis on one area more than others, but over all we are looking for balance. We are not purists with healthy eating, although the main part of what we eat is very healthy and good for you. I am 54 years old right now and my Mom used to always tell me to lose the weight while I was young, because the older you get the harder it gets. My Mom was very wise, but unfortunately, I did not listen too well. The older we get, especially females, the harder it is to get the weight off. Our hormones do not help and our metabolism slows. At the age of 54 I have a LOT of weight to lose. By the grace of God I have been a fairly healthy fat person. I even have shocked a doctor or two. I am starting to feel it more and more though and I need to act now. I am the lone person in my family to have not had some sort of heart issue. My Mom died in her sleep at the age of 73. They said she did not struggle, but her heart must have just stopped. My Dad had a quadruple bi-pass 15 years ago and a heart attack 3 years ago. I have 3 brothers with stents and one brother with a pacemaker/defibrillator. I do not have any sisters. I know part of what has helped me was being female. However, once I hit menopause, that factor does not count anymore. Being this overweight predisposes me to all sorts of diseases and risks.
I live on a farm. That can be a blessing as there are certain things that have to be done. Other creatures depend on us. We can’t just take a day off. When the milk is flowing from our Jersey cow, I make our cheeses. I use 4 gallons of milk at a time normally to make cheese. This involves some heavier lifting, and carrying. However, I need more regular exercise. There are only 2 forms of exercise that I really love. That is swimming and riding a bike. I do not have a pool and where I live, the hills would prevent me from riding a bike in my current condition. I do have a Lesley Sansone walking DVD that I do occasionally. I was trying to find something I could do in the privacy of my own home, yet that was very effective.
I kept hearing about T-Tapp. I am in a group of ladies that are trying to lose weight. They all have at least 50 lbs. to lose. Some of them have at least 100 to lose. These ladies were doing T-Tapp and they were losing inches quickly. Some shared pictures and it was amazing. Then I ran across a lady named Charlotte Siems. She is the mother of 12 children. At the age of 47 she lost 100 lbs. and 9 dress sizes mainly through doing T-Tapp. I have been praying and asking the Lord for help and wisdom. I believe that He is the one who showed me this program. There are lots of online free videos you can look at and see what it is. They want you to feel free to try it. It only takes 15 minutes a day and they said if you are faithful you will lose at least one dress size in the first 2 to 4 weeks. There is a book you can get on T-Tapp. It is called Fit and Fabulous in 15 minutes by Teresa Tapp. You can also get a Kindle version of the book to take with you. You do it for 4 days in a row and then just every other day. Before long you just need to do it twice a week. It is a rehabilitative program. It will help you eliminate back problems, knee problems, issues with your feet and so much more. It opens up and helps your lymph system work at peak. She used to work with cancer patients who were experiencing problems with chemo and radiation. It helped them. I am so excited about finding this program that I wanted to share with you. I also want you to keep me accountable. Feel free to ask me if I am being faithful with it. I hope to share some results as I go along as well. If you would like to do it along with me, send me an email. I will figure out a way we can encourage one another. This program is for men and for women. It is for any age and probably almost any physical condition.
I would like to write more, but I wanted to get this post up today. Why? Because they are having what is known as Deep Discount Tuesday. Today the programs are 50% off. I wanted to give you the opportunity to take advantage of the sale. I got an additional program doing that. I have become an affiliate because I believe in this. I saw one lady who is 73, had osteoporosis and was on BP medication, cholesterol medication and medication for her osteoporosis. She was hunched over with a dowagers hump on her back. She now stands upright without a hump and is off all 3 of those medications. If she can do it, so can I. Another neat thing that Charlotte Siems did was to use the alfalfa supplements that T-Tapp sell as well as the body brushes. Even with losing 100 lbs. at age 47, she has no hanging loose skin. She does not even have arm flaps (some call them bingo wings).
Here are the details on the sale.
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Let me know if you decide to do this. I would love to encourage you!!
Unfortunately, too many people feel out of sorts these days. Some are having issues with mood swings and emotional distress. Others have digestion issues and food allergies. The SAD (Standard American Diet) diet does not promote health and well being. I have had people tell me that it works for them and they are perfectly healthy. Sometimes those same people end up with weird symptoms and general not feeling well. They don’t seem to equate the two. Even some folks who eat fairly healthy are having issues. There is more to how we feel than what we eat. People’s metabolism has slowed down or in some cases seems like it is turned off.
This book, The Nourished Metabolism, will help you look at the total you and how to nourish every area of your life including physical. This book is very easy to read and helps you to look at things that you might not think influence your health, but really affect you in a bad way. Proper rest and less stress for starters. Many are stressing over their diets to the point it is harming rather than helping them.
Here are some things this book includes and also a list showing you the different areas it discusses. I downloaded my copy and it is on my iPad. I can take it with me to refer to as I am out and about.
Order today and you’ll automatically receive a FREE bonus guide: Emotional Eating Myths and Solutions. This e-booklet contains the keys to conquer emotional eating with both a physical and mental approach.
- Are you starving yourself all day and binging at night?
- Do you often clean your plate before you even realize what happened?
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Emotional eating isn’t just about emotions. Your eating habits and even your lifestyle habits may be draining your feel-good brain chemicals, so your body tries to compensate with extra dessert or late-night binges.
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I think you will be really pleased with the book. If you are not though, she does offer a 30 day money back guarantee. What do you have to lose? You have a whole lot to gain!!!
We get at least one call, but usually more each week, wanting to know about our farm and what we offer. Some people are looking for specific things like a herd share or grass fed beef, but others are wanting to know what all that we can offer them in a sort of one stop shopping sort of way. People are waking up about their food and where it comes from and what is in it. People are wanting healthier choices. They are voting with their dollars.
Many of our customers send back their order form and they have ordered grass fed beef, grass fed lamb, pastured broilers, pastured turkeys and even pork when we have it available. Many of these same customers come out and buy their eggs from us. They buy honey when we have it. One of our customers/friends have been buying from us for 14 years. We have built friendships with them and watched their children grow. One of our customer/friends saw something in our son and hired him to build a cradle for their family. They own The Grandfather Clock Company and gifted us with a beautiful wall clock. The point I am trying to make is we build relationships. We know them and they know us. There are many customers who pray for us and we pray for them. They trust us to do the right thing in raising the food that we do. We don’t take that lightly and most local farmers won’t. So find a local farm and support them. Get to know them. Ask how you can help them or they can help you. We also gladly share other local sources for items. I am often able to share this type of information with someone that calls.
Do you not know any local farmers? Here are a couple of sources for you to find some.
You can be pretty sure that anything on Eatwild is grass based and raised the right way. On Local Harvest, you are able to search for specific items and even plug in your zip code to see those closest to you. However, not everyone on there raises items in a grass based or healthy manner. You will need to look at the individual farm pages and even contact the farms in some cases.
When you support local people, you keep the money in your community. You are not feeding some large corporation but usually a local Mom/Pop type operation. We appreciate you and will do our best to serve you and help you find the items you are wanting.
The new little calf arrived today. Honey did a great job pushing the calf out. She was worn out afterwards and did not get up to start to clean it. I wiped its nose and mouth out with a towel. It let out a little bawl and she was instantly up on her feet and over starting to lick it clean. Here are some pictures.
It’s a BOY!!! Now, we will have to have a name the calf contest.
She is very uncomfortable, so it probably won’t be long. Here are some pictures of her udder from tonight and also a short video clip of her trying to walk.
This is Honey, our family milk cow. She is a Jersey. Honey is due May 19th with her third calf. Last year, she had her calf one week early. We thought we would run a poll. When do you think she will calve? Do you think she will have a bull calf (male) or a heifer (female), single or twins? This picture of her was taken earlier this month. I will post a couple of recent pictures of her below as well. Let’s see who can guess the closest on when she will calve and what she will have!!
Leave your guesses in the comments below!!