I just want to say that part of health is having some sort of idea where our food comes from. About two years ago I decided to stop buying beef. I really love steak and hamburgers, so I wasn't going to stop eating them, but I decided if I could buy ground turkey instead of ground beef, that i would do that because cows have a horrible environmental impact. (Their nasty gas is terrible for the environment!) I have stuck with that, except buying a very, very occasional steak, or buying hamburger patties when we have a bbq. Yesterday on Oprah she talked about where our food comes from. She was talking about the documentary "Food, Inc." (which I need to see). They showed a clip from the film where the chickens were so big and fat from all the antibiotics that they could barely walk. They grow them big and fast for only 39 days from hatching to butchering them. And in that short time they're fed a bunch of crap and shot up with antibiotics, they live in crowded areas and can barely walk. The scene made me cry. I am a total bleeding heart emotional person. If something has to be raised to feed us, at least it should have a happy short life in my opinion. So I did a little research and most chicken farms are like this. Foster Farms doesn't do this, and anyone that lives here in the NW knows who they are. I am making a new commitment to only buy turkey and chicken from Foster Farms. I am willing to pay a little more to know those poor little chickens get to walk around in their short little lives AND knowing that I'm not eating meat chalk full of weird antibiotics.
Anyways, that's my little soap box about health. February is all about love. I am hoping to show those I love how much I love them in little ways all month.
We are headed to the beach this weekend with some friends and I am looking forward to it. Hope you all are well too!