Things out of my control {but that bug me anyway), CSA Basket #7: July 18, 2012, summer is not good to the greyhound

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Ah, family… It’s good to have the kids back. The Rodeo is not fixed {but the problem has been identified, thanks to some long troubleshooting in the hot sun by the kids’ relatives}.

Apparently, the kids ate a less than ideal diet over the 5 days that they were gone. {Well, at least today they did: There was McDonald’s trash in our trash can from their breakfast!} What disappoints me most of all, is that in spite of what we have taught them about the multiple benefits of a plant-based diet {health, animals, environment}, they are still choosing to eat animal products when with their relatives. {I don’t blame them—adults are dictating their food choices for the most part—and they’re getting mixed messages—but it really bums me out. Please note that I’m also not blaming the adults; I was there once too. However, I wish we were more on the same page, and I hope that someday we will be.}

Not to mention that the kids are worn out and at least one of them has made herself sick. We keep pointing this out to them when they come back—if they eat poorly, if they choose to eat animal products after not eating them for weeks, their bodies are going to react badly. Cause and effect. This winter and spring the kids missed a grand total of 2 days of school! 2 of them each missed one day {one was a sports injury}, and one missed no days. I wonder how that compares to last fall at their old school? I need to keep focused on the fact that they now live with us, so maybe about 85% of the rest of their childhood they will be eating plant-based and their health will benefit greatly from it. It’s the best we can do. If you’re reading this, and you’re doubting that a plant-based diet is really the most healthy for children {and adults}, please see Real Vegan ChildrenForks Over Knives {available on Netflix}, Vegan For Life, and NutritionFacts.org for starters.

Speaking of healthy food, here’s this week’s basket of goodness. I’m kind of hit and miss with the photo quality, but I’m generally too lazy to get the good camera and just opt for my phone. {Oooh, speaking of phones—my Tmobile plan is finally up Aug 4 and I’ll be joining the family on Verizon and hopefully will get a new phone! It will save us $ to be on the same carrier, plus Verizon has better coverage, plus my current “smart phone” is so pokey…}

CSA Box #7, 2012

CSA Box #7, 2012

  • Blackberries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • German Butterball potatoes
  • Mixed squash & zucchini
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Vates curly kale

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Poor Ruby. I woke up at 1:30 last night to one hell of a thunderstorm. We had all of the windows and blinds up, of course. Ruby was not on her dog bed. It took me a few minutes to find her, but she was cowering under the desk in the closet. Even after shutting out all sources of sound and light, and even with all the fans on, she was still shaking and drooling. She even came on the bed a bit to shake and drool there {that was a fun—and wet—little earthquake}, but she couldn’t settle down and went back in the closet. Eventually, I fell asleep. She was there in the morning, on her bed, having made it through another terrible night. Summer is just not good to the greyhound.

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