Day 40 of 365 Blog or Vlog

Health Challenges

Normally, I would not mention something as private as health, but since Recovering Health and Fitness is one of my categories, I feel that recent events require I deal with this in writing.

I won’t get into the details, as the point is how to go about recovering health, not whining about the lack of it.

First; handle the current situation. Get what treatment is appropriate and available.

Next; decide what changes need to be made to keep the current situation from recurring. Handle any needed diet changes, vitamins, exercise and especially make changes as needed to get better sleep. Supplements and medications frequently need to be taken earlier in the day to avoid interfering with sleep.

Third: Apply those changes.

I’ve covered our plans for growing more of our food several times, but it is worth mentioning again, as non-availability of fresh vegetables can block any plans to recover health. The on-going “supply chain issues” show no signs of ending.

Sadly, last summer’s garden completely failed for lack of water. We are working to get all our water barrels tied together so they get filled in the spring rains, and add more water storage. Plans exist to develop another water source by spring.

In the next two weeks, I’ll be starting seed flats here in the Homestead Office. I’ll be adding more plants to feed the birds and bunnies, so the cost of feeding them is less of a drain on cash.. Not just people food has been going up in cost! (I do need to sit down and work out just how MUCH more I’m having to spend on groceries for man and beast. I suspect that I’ll be getting steamed, not just my veggies!)

We are planning to add some strips of plantings in the barnyard for food for both bunnies and birds. The whole barnyard will be getting an aviary net so the birds can use the whole barnyard, not just their coop and run.

Forth: Observe results, adjust and repeat as needed.

Recovering health is a gradient process. Don’t beat yourself up about being where you are. Take your wins as you find them.

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