Catherine Basu in Texas is hosting a fitness challenge - here's the link to the Facebook group - though we're several days into the challenge, there's always room for one more - please join us!!
Today was another Qigong day. I did three Palms Rising and 5-Element Standing Stake, about 10 minutes. Plus strolling around our Farmer's Market, getting wonderful OG kale, Collards (for Hoppin' John New Year's soup), parsley, squash, apples, & then a pasture raised (no grain!) leg of lamb.
It was also our second family Christmas party, with my son & his family, niece & her daughter at my daughter Mary's home. I completed my knitting project for my son; this pair of fingerless gloves (knit earlier in the week) & the Jacques Cousteaus hat, which I finished yesterday! It took awhile to get the size 'just right' - & to figure out the decrease - LOVE it, & plan to make a few more!
Bide A Wee farm. I was able to show off the finished goodies to my farmer Karen. The darker grey was commercially spun from their wool, & I spun the paler grey from washed wool I carded on wool cards my mom & her mom used when preparing wool for hooked rugs. The wool is a joy to work with, & I am growing increasingly fond of the meat!
"The Navajo-Churro sheep were brought to the North America by the
Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century as a source of food and clothing for their
armies. By the 17th century Churros were popular with the Spanish settlers in the upper
Rio Grande Valley. Flocks of Churros were also acquired by Native Americans through
raids and trading, and soon became an important part of the Navajo economy and
culture. A series of US Government sponsored flock reductions and
"improvements" (by cross breeding) decimated the Navajo flocks until the old type Churro sheep nearly disappeared."
What did you do for your health & well being today?