Sunday, November 20, 2011


Spent a couple of hours working on Aunt Kathy's screen room today - cutting tubing to add to the existing structure.  Filled the afternoon setting block along the SE container for the next section of pavers.  Tried a new supplement suggested by my food forest hero Anthony Anderson.  I don't eat breakfast very often so I reckon its time to get in the habit of a healthy start to the day.  I quit drinking coffee, but green tea and cigarettes is probably not a balanced breakfast.  The powder is pretty good mixed in just plain water. I will have to try it with some milks or juices.    They have a nice range of "good for you" products.  Topped off the day with a splashy sunset.  64,86,44,0,B


Allen Hare said...

Some nice stuff today, John.
Really like that screen room.
I'll have to check into that protein powder. The label makes it seem pretty wonderful.
If you're not careful, you'll have the greenhouse completely paved in by the end of the month. Then you'll have to start in on all that aerial work of closing up the top.
Sunset photo is great! I just love it when the clouds cooperate.

Rita B. said...

Super sunset. And there's just nothin' better than a hot cup of joe at sunrise. Reconsider.

2 Dogs said...

I think I would get a few lay'in hens and get my "raw vegan" breakfast scrambled.
Fresh range eggs on top of homemade bread toast with some sauteed mushrooms or some powdered crap from a bag.

Tough decision.

Gary and Pam said...

A little vodka, green tea, protein powder. Breakfast of champions.

MsBelinda said...

Think I would keep the coffee and ditch the cigarettes, I mean if you are trying to go healthy...not that coffee is healthy but it is the lesser of two evils.

2 Dogs said...

Coffee is not bad for you, drinking excessive amounts especially of boiled coffee is bad for you. Don't boil your coffee it releases acids. Instead either let it steep like tea in hot water or use the cold brew method which makes the best coffee.

Coffee Pros

1. Antioxidants. Coffee is rich in antioxidants like chlorogenic acid and melanoidins. Antioxidants help prevent oxidation, a process that causes damage to cells and contributes to aging.
2. Parkinson's disease. Regular coffee drinking reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease. A number of studies [1],[2] have demonstrated that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are significantly less likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
3. Diabetes. Coffee drinking has the potential to protect against the development of type 2 diabetes. A prospective study[3] as part of the US Nurses Health Study found that moderate consumption of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in younger and middle aged women.
4. Liver cirrhosis. Coffee drinking may protect against liver cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis.
5. Gallstones. There is some evidence [4] that coffee drinking may be protective against gallstone formation in both men and women.
6. Kidney stones. Coffee consumption lowers the risk of kidney stones formation. Coffee increases the urine volume, preventing the crystallization of calcium oxalate, the most common component of kidney stones.
7. Improved mental performance. Caffeine in coffee is a well-known stimulant. Coffee promotes alertness, attention and wakefulness. The cup of coffee can also increase information processing.
8. Alzheimer's disease. Regular coffee drinking may help to protect against Alzheimer's disease. Recent study [5] in mice showed that caffeine equivalent to 5 cups of coffee per day reduced the build up of destructive plaques in the brain.
9. Asthma. Caffeine in coffee is related to theophylline, an old asthma medication. Caffeine can open airways and improve asthma symptoms.
10. Caffeine safety. In 1958, caffeine was placed on the Food and Drug Administration's list as generally recognized as safe.

Nofretz said...

Far be it from me to tell anyone how to live their life or be "preachy" by any means. However, I have recently given up smoking and replaced it with "vaping"; a cleaner, safer, healthier and less expensive way to get a nicotine fix. Takes a little getting used to, but once you do cigs won't be very appealing. Just spreading the word.
Carry on.

Charlton said...

The protein powder sounds interesting. I will have to try that. I have Crohn''s and I'm allergic to soy protein and beef protein is difficult to digest with Crohn's. This might be the ticket. I really love your progress on your greenhouse. You certainly have progressed amazingly within the past three or four years.

mike said...

protein powder= GAS

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gullygunyah said...

I'm a quiet follower of your blog but I just have to say smokers are the worst eaters.
When I smoked I would rather eat a cigarette first thing in the morning than anything else.
Forget the powder. And I don't know if you enjoy green tea but a glass of water and an apple first before anything else would go a long way.
You gotta stay healthy to finish the lab.

BBC said...

I need a lot more sun before I worry about a sun room, but something like that would be a nice work area for me.

I went to a small bowl pipe and pipe tobacco, only cost's me about twenty bucks a month to smoke that way.

Started out with a pot pipe, fun to pull it out around cops. :-)

Then I put a brass bushing, I have a metal lathe, in a cheap corncob pipe to make the bowl smaller. It's nice cuz it has a replaceable filter in it.

BBC said...


Nofretz said...

Vaping on Google or You tube

Rest assured I'm not affiliated with any promotions or companies, just trying to help folks out.

SUERTE said...

The screen room looks like a GREAT place to play 42, or cards on a cool west Texas evening!

WhyR said...

Heaping bowl of long grain brown rice and beans, with some vegetables cooked in, and with two fried eggs over easy placed on top is the breakfast of champions. The slow energy release of the complex carbs will take you to 4 PM before you even think of getting hungry. Don't forget your vitamins to replace those extracted from your body by the cigarrettes.

2 Dogs said...

SUERTE said...

The screen room looks like a GREAT place to play 42, or cards on a cool west Texas evening!
I was thinking it would make a great hog pen.

I like eat'in hog more than play'in cards.