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Critters What Linger

Posted in food, gardening, nature with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by darcyarts

They are still here, turning beigy-brown and having moved onto the bamboo sticks for cover.

There are two. they have changed so much I do not recognize them from the pair – large and small — I first spotted in the garden.

These grasshoppers seem to have limited themselves to the sunflowers. The face of the small sunflower was partially nibbled when the pair of invaders were growing.

The face of the big sunflower remains unmarred. It seems only a matter of time. The second grasshopper hangs out inside an inverted plastic cup I’ve used to corral the bamboo stakes in one planter box.

On closer inspection (the head is facing downward) I think I see some gnawed parts.

Dang you, grasshoppers! I’m going to have to chocolate coat yur butts

They have nibbled up three or four sunflower leaves and also dotted the down-turned head with waste material. Nice.

The busy little bee/fly creatures haven’t been back to the sunflower face. At least not that I’ve noticed.

The big black bumble bee has taken his fill of the catnip blossoms. I guess the sweet fresh pollen days have waned.

The fruits of the garden are readying.

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Caveman Diet

Posted in food, Mind Power, projects with tags , , , , on October 9, 2010 by darcyarts

I am impressionable. I’ll admit it. I often get very excited about things that pour into my head from the radio.

Yesterday I heard the author of the latest book on the paleolithic diet speak. I have jumped off the cliff and have sworn off starch, grains, beans, eek potatoes except for sweet potatoes/yams, AND NO DAIRY. I love butter but it’s a bad romance. I will sub coconut oil. I think Thai food rocks.

I intend to stay very close to the letter on this as I am expecting good results. I want a lot from this experiment.

I’m looking forward to increased mental clarity, more energy, better sleep, less asthma and weight loss which will lower my blood pressure. Am I asking for too much?

I spent big bucks for a fat jar of coconut oil and some almond flour at the health food store. I found coconut milk on sale at Grocery Outlet and stocked up. It will replace my non-dairy creamer. I’m going to miss the hell out of cheese, butter and whip cream but, dude, I have been overdoing the naughty stuff.

Testimonies have been convincing. Check out the Washington Post’s story.

I’m going to try it for a month or so and see how I feel. I’ll let you know.