My wife and I would like to thank everyone for a fantastic night at the Callandaer Horticultural Society. It was a great night with a good turnout. I spoke a bit on my life, read a story and got into what Nature has to offer in general. After my talk I answered questions, and we all had a great chat with coffee and goodies. Great night and a great bunch of people. GW
Top of the List : Oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains beta gluten, which is a thick, sticky fiber that helps a person to feel full for longer and may also lower cholesterol. Also, great for lowering blood pressure.
Eggs Some people think that eggs are unhealthful because of the amount of cholesterol they contain. However, research has shown that the dietary cholesterol from eggs has only a minor impact on bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood.
Nuts, eating nuts is another excellent way to get enough protein. Nuts also contain antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and heart-healthful fats.
Coffee also offers other health benefits due to its antioxidants, which help fight inflammation.
Berries Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are an excellent way to start the morning. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain disease-fighting antioxidants.
Flax seeds The health benefits of flax seed include lowering blood levels of cholesterol, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugar, and even protecting against cancer.
Greek yogurt is another excellent source of protein to eat in the morning. Greek yogurt is thick and creamy and contains more protein than regular strained yogurt.
Greek yogurt is also rich in calcium and contains probiotics that help support a healthy gut and immune system.
Tea These teas contain some caffeine but not as much as coffee. Tea can also help a person stay hydrated.
Cottage cheese is also rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, and calcium. People can eat cottage cheese by itself, or mix it with other savory foods, such as pepper and spring onions, or fruit or nuts.
Bananas contain resistant starch. The body does not digest resistant starch, so it travels through the body unchanged, which helps support digestive health. Unripe bananas contain more resistant starch than ripe bananas, which have more natural sugars.
Now don’t get to thinking that I am a religious feller as I surely am not but now and then something catches my eye that holds my interest. In doing so thought I would share.
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,” Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
Well no sunshine this morning. We had showers for most the night. The rain may fall heavily at times today, but there will likely be significant gaps in the precipitation from time to time as well. Some wet snow may mix in with the rain Friday over some areas as temperatures will likely be just above the freezing mark. Let’s hope it clears up some for those that are travelling tomorrow and over the weekend. Temperature this morning is6.5 C | 43.7 F Highway 522 is bare but wet. Gloomy looking day, but we do need the rain which will help things green up. My wife and I did get our property cleaned up in two days and I have to say it sure looks nice. Winter can sure make a mess of things. Today I am going to take it easy. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will let the day unfold around me. GW
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.” “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah” said the son. “So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.”
With this the boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”