Sunday, June 22, 2008

OLS - Week 3



I did manage a totally local meal this week. I just wasn't up for it last week.

Breakdown:

BBQ chicken breast- Locust Point Farm - 7 miles
Corn on the cob - Dietweillers Farm - 6 miles
Asparagus - Dietweillers Farm - 6 miles
BBQ sauce - not local

It was the first corn of the season. This isn't how we usually eat, we almost always have something over pasta or over rice with very little meat. But with no local pasta or rice, our totally local meals look a little different than our norm. I've made pasta a few times but haven't had the energy for that lately. I've really been struggling with depression the last few weeks.

9 comments:

Melody said...

Christy, I'm sorry about your depression. You've had a lot going on lately, and quite a bit of bad news with the GA house.

I do wonder, though, if some of the depression is food related. Maybe since you are trying so hard to eat local you are missing some vitamins and minerals that your body is used to getting but hasn't been lately. Fish has omega-3's in it, which should help you a bit. Maybe a good fishing trip is what you need.....

Take care!
Melody

Christy said...

That is a definite possibility. The milk we drink isn't fortified with vitamin D, I wonder if that makes a difference. I know vitamin D deficiency can lead to depression. I was taking vit. D over the winter, I think I'll start taking it again. My family is also prone to depression so it is a constant struggle for me. I do better when I'm keeping busy, unfortunately waiting for the house to sell has kept me from being busy. I don't feel I can really start anything so I'm doing a lot of nothing which doesn't help.

linda m said...

Christy, my family also suffers from depression so I know what you are going through; I struggle with it daily. I had backed my vitamin D down to one a day and was doing fine. Then I had to take a paycut to keep my job followed by our basement flooding 2 weekends in a row, so the depression is back big time. If things don't get better soon I may up the vit. D again. I agree with Melody that part of depression may be food related. But your "OLS" meal sure does look good. I can't wait until I can start buying local fruits and vegetables. Although with all the flooding a lot of crops were ruined. Here's hoping!

Wendy said...

I hope you feel better soon. The moving stuff is really hard on a body. We were up in the air about moving, and the waiting and wondering and worrying and not being able to do anything was so tough.

If it's a Vitamin D deficiency, the best source is actually right outside your door - fifteen to thirty minutes a day during the summer gives your body enough Vitamin D to get you through the winter.

farm mom said...

So sorry to hear you're depressed christy. I struggle with it too, the older I get the more I struggle it seems. I also have family ties with it as well....many actually. Try to soak up some sun and get some extra exercise. A nature walk/run works well for me. Take Care! xoxo

Christy said...

I've been trying to get outside a lot so it probably isn't a vit. D deficiency. I think it is just stress along with a predisposition to depression. I don't like being not in control and I don't like not having projects going on. I think I've put too much on hold and now I'm struggling to find something I can start doing.

I went rock climbing for the first time yesterday and that was fun. I was planning on spending the day at the beach tomorrow, but we have a showing and I have to get the cat out of the house so I'm stuck here tomorrow. Maybe Wednesday I can get to the beach.

Melody said...

Christy, where are you? How are your plants? Did you go to the beach?

It's funny how surfing blogs has become my "down time" to relax. I check in on my "friends'" blogs regularly to see what they're up to. So, I have missed "farm dreams" this week!

Hope you are doing well! :-)

Christy said...

Melody - Thanks for the comment and for thinking of me! We've been busy this week getting together with friends and catching up with everything I've let slide the last few weeks. I'll do an update tonight, then I'll be out of town all next week.

Twinville said...

Your meal looks delicious, especially on a hot summer day. I prefer rice and pasta in the fall and winter anyway.

I know a bit of how you're feeling. Living in Limbo and wanting desperately to move forward and make a permanent life can be so frustrating and depressing.

I'll keep thinking positive thoughts for you.