Today, I found some really great Oranges; biodynamic and local. My Orange order has still not arrived. I guess they were closed for two weeks at Christmas/New Year but did not menton it on their website and were still processing orders.
So the Oranges although organic had not been as good as at the start of my diet.
Then I found these beauties today, and my were they good! When I have juice like I did today, I feel like I want to nothing else, and it made me realise just how important both Orange ripeness and quality are.
My late afternoon juice was truly like Ambrosia, so thick and sweet and richly smooth. Indeed Nectar of the Gods ♥
Cappi and I had a nice compliment today, we were walking through Maleny (where we found these delicious Oranges) and a lady said what great legs we both had, and how you don't see good legs anymore.
That was really nice because by the 'normal' standard in our society our legs might well be viewed as 'skinny' or 'underweight'.
I found an interesting book in a second hand bookshop. A reprint of a book originally written in 1929, it stresses the vital importance of tree crops as a food (for both humans and for foraging animals), for holding the soil structure together and for shelter. The book compares the benefits of planting trees as opposed to annual vegetable crops, especially on hilly areas.
And it gives the frightening statistic, especially bearing in mind that this book was first printed in 1929, that each year the soil washed out and blown out of the fields of the United States would load a modern freight train long enough to reach around the world eighteen times! If it ran twenty miles an hour continuously it would take nearly three years to pass your station!
The book is called 'Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture' and is by J. Russell Smith.
Russell Smith has journeyed around the world and has seen for himself the destruction caused by annual agriculture, especially on hilly areas.
He also has a novel idea for a 'two storey' form of farming using tree crops as the upper layer with annual crops planted below the trees on ground level.
Fruity Fare ♥
Morning—300ml of Oganic Valencia juice, using hand juicer.
Late morning —8 Oranic Valencias, juiced in my mouth
Afternoon—3 Biodynamic Valencias, juiced in my mouth
Late Afternoon—Nectar of the Gods! ♥ 500ml of delicious Biodynamic Valencia juice, using hand juicer ♥
Fruitful Exercise ♥
40 minutes workout
20 minutes dancing
30 minutes walking
I hope everyone had a beautiful New Year's Day, and Best Fuitful Wishes for the Year Ahead XX ♥♥XX.