It's getting pretty hot here. Summer has definitely arrived! But I'm not going to let that stop me from soaking up the sunshine, in more ways than one!
Today I had a followup appointment with my health practitioner. (You can read about it here). What's new about my regimen? Sunshine!! Yep, that's right. Twice a day, for 20 minutes, I am to "soak up the sunshine." Why? Other than the natural source of Vitamin D, it also has a sauna effect (go figure...in Oklahoma?!). That means that it also helps with those nasty aches and pains. So, even though it's in the upper 90's, I'll be getting me some sunshine.
But, that's not the only reason. I'll also be tending to the garden as it starts to produce it's fruits (or veggies!). I'm a firm believer that any time you can grow/harvest/eat your own food, you are just that much better off. Not only do you get to be the one in charge of how it's cared for (in my case it's non-GMO, no pesticides, no yuck), you also get an upper hand in what you are putting into your body. There are so many things in this world that we can't control. And, believe it or not, it all has an affect on our bodies. So, this is one thing I can do to help my family.
Now for a moment of truth. I actually am not the one doing the gardening. I leave that task up to my guys. But, I certainly enjoy harvesting it and prepping or preserving it when the time comes.
Then again, I actually am doing a bit of gardening. It's just not in the "traditional" sense of the word. I recently bought an indoor tower garden that allows me to grow lots of goodies, right in my kitchen! I'm currently growing a variety of herbs, lettuces, and whatever else I decide to experiment with. I'll be doing another post on this soon! For now, you can check out some info on it here.