For the last couple of weeks, in the morning when I go let our chickens out, there’s been a turtle by the gate to the orchard, which is also where I dump our compost.
The chickens scratch through it eating what they like, and the remains get worked into the soil.
Apparently, this little turtle is enjoying the feast as well, so much so that he is at the compost remains every day, but the chickens appear to be more scared of him than he is of them!
We still have two roosters, and will soon have to choose one and get rid of the other. I really can’t tell them apart so whichever one I catch will be the one to go… anyone want a beautiful rooster?
Recently I ordered a report from a company called GenoPalate. It tests your genetic pre-disposition to foods. It does not test your allergies or environmental reactions to food, this is purely gene based science. Because I’ve had no luck with controlling my migraines, I thought I’d see what the report had to offer me, and I’m uploading it here in case anyone is interested in doing this; it contains no personal information.
Being an avid genealogist, I’ve done DNA testing with several companies. GenoPalate will let you upload and use an existing DNA test to significantly reduce their testing cost. I used my 23andme test, and lucked out when they were having a sale, so my report was only $39.
After my son and dad passed in 2017, I followed the Keto Diet for about a year, although only the first 3 months did I adhere to it strictly. I lost the 32lbs I needed in that amount of time, but felt better than I had in years, so only added some complex carbs back into my diet.
I blew it totally in Christmas of 2018, and then we moved my mom down by us the following January, and I went back to my old eating habits. They’re actually pretty good, but I started eating cookies and goodies too often. It’s taken most of the year, but my migraines are back along with my back pain, and I’d gained 10lbs back.
I’m currently back on the Keto Diet and have lost 5 of the 10lbs in the first week. Once I’ve lost the full 10lbs, I’m going to try eating according to my GenoPalate list of foods, with a focus on gluten free grains (I show a genetic pre-disposition towards gluten sensitivity), whole grains only when I do eat wheat, and less meat and more fruit and veggies.
There’s not much in the way of meat on my list that I like, but I already prefer whole grain cookies, muffins, and some breads, and I’ve made my pasta with 50/50 whole wheat for some time now. I was disappointed that rice wasn’t on my list, as we eat tons of brown rice.
Here’s to reduced migraines in the future!