News This Week:
Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox. It is a sacred time for many cultures that not only marks the first day of Spring, but also the balance between light and darkness. By having equal hours of day and night, we are reminded of the importance of finding balance and oneness in our own lives. This is a time for growth and new beginnings. You can just feel the energy building as the world returns to green. And speaking of new beginnings… soon Pinedora Farms will be opening for workshops and corporate retreat events. We will be offering classes on things like nutrition, natural medicine, organic growing practices, lots of children’s events, and just over all well-being. Shortly we will be releasing our full menu of options onto the website, but for now, I also want to remind everyone about the fundraising project we’re still doing. Check out the link on the website for all the details, but there’s one more week to go and we’d love to have you all participate.
Health & Wellness:
Today is Poultry Day, where we honor the tastiest of our feathered friends. But if you’ve seen half the videos I have lately about current practices in the poultry business, its enough to make you rethink veganism. However, do not be discouraged. Instead, consider raising a flock of your very own! Ducks and chickens can be a fun (and adorable) continual source of healthy food. Eggs are actually one of the highest sources of complete proteins you can find… as long as they are raised properly! Free-range chickens also contain much less fat than the average store-bought Franken-Chickens you see everywhere. So if you live in an area that allows you to raise them, I strongly recommend doing so. There are hundreds of websites, books, magazines, etc. that can give you all the info you need if this is something you’ve never tried before. Not to mention that hatching your own babies is an experience that everyone should be a part of at least once in their lifetime. It’s absolutely magical! Although, it still doesn’t quite answer that most famous of questions: “Which came first, the Chicken, or the Egg?”