Saturday, March 10, 2012
I've been telling you about my strawberry picking and the huge berries. Here's a picture of one, this is not the only one that is this big, it's the one I grabbed to do the shoot. I named it movie star and it was the most flavorful, juicy berry I've had in a long time. We found a farm, Berry Bay Farms in Waumama (pronounced Why Mama) and we go there every Friday or Sunday morning, sometimes both days and pick them at 3 quarts for $1.00. We usually stop at 15 quarts, I pick 8, DH picks 7 and then we get 4 onions for 2 for $1.00. Everything looks like it's growing on steroids, but they are plentiful and beautiful.
We currently have close to 65 quarts of sliced strawberries in our freezer. We have eatten a gob of them this year. I think we have devoured about 15 quarts already. We were picking at a hydroponic place, which I like better, no stooping or bending, but they ran out of berries as they are much smaller and when I heard about this place, I didn't care that I had to crawl. Well the beds are raised about a foot off the ground so there isn't any crawling, but bending is required unless you have unusually long arms. Since they are plentiful, it only takes about 15 minutes to get my 15 quarts. Yes, that's a quart a minute and that's how easy and fast it is. No searching, just push the leaves out of the way and harvest like crazy.
Sundays are great mornings to go pick. No one else is there and we have an entire huge field to plunder at will.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I guess if I were an advertiser, I sure would NOT add my product, without permission, to someone's food tracker!
While I always like Welches, I certainly will not buy their product nor pass on any good words about them. I don't know who or why they are allowed to put their product on our food trackers, and while I thought I hadn't been dinged, I found them today, hidden down on the last snack of the day. So I went back through and deleted them all, but COME ON!
I don't mind their ads several places on every page, but I do mind items being entered on my food tracker without my doing so. If we don't complain about this - where will it stop?
I know a lot of others are real diligent on keeping track of every morsal they eat. I am not, but I still don't want extra calories, carbs, fat, proteins, etc., added to my tracker - especially without my permission.
In Florida, I have been told by doctors, that while the label may say it is 100% juice, the producers are allowed to put sugar in the product and it's all acceptable to most - not to me. I count sugar. Actually, I count carbs, but watch the calories, protein, fat, fiber, and sugar, too.
So I'm getting off my soapbox, and I hope my - and other's messages - get's through to the powers that be. Of course there is always the choice of going to Coach Jen. She seems to have powers to get things done.
Tell me what you think.
Friday, November 11, 2011
My husband and I awoke this morning and, once awake, thanked each other for our hard work to the freedom of this country. My husband served in Viet Nam and I served our country by staying in the US and shipping everything from soup to helicopter blades and submarine periscopes to Viet Nam in support of our troups. They needed the supplies and it was my job, and others that worked with me, to offload trucks and load aircraft. Some of the stuff, I can't talk about, but I can say it was strange stuff. Some of it seemed so strange and other stuff scared our socks off. But we figured out how to get it on an airplane and tied it down tight, then saluted the pilot and waved them off.
Our vets go there and fight for our freedom and we take it for granted. We grow up knowing only freedom and we have no concept of living anywhere without it. We can only thank God and the Vets for that. We should do it proudly, happily, and honorably because they deserve all the honor and gratefulness they get.
VETS, PAST AND PRESENT, THANKS FOR KEEPING US FREE!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Today, I'm stopping long enough to wish all my friends a Happy Halloween! I hope all of you gets lots a Sparkling Points in you Trick-Or-Treat bags and I wish all of you Sparkling success in reaching all your dreams and goals, health, wealth, and happiness!
Sweet day, my friends!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Did you know that you can get a max of 3 points everyday for liking SparkPeople content on Facebook and/or Twitter? So how come when I click "like" many times everyday (and can find my likes on my Facebook page) I only get one point every day? What is the trick to getting the 3 points? Is anyone else having this difficulty and what are you doing about it, if anything?
Have a great one.
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