"Learning to live and living to learn"
Here in the northern hemisphere, as we bid adieu to the summer months, the dark clouds are gathering. The cobnut trees by the riverbank are starting to shed their leaves and in about 2 weeks they will begin to resemble a shadow of their former selves. Winter is on the horizon.
I don’t much care for the winter season with short days, cold, wet weather, and, oh, the “mud”. Lily, (the dog who must be adored), hates the mud too because it gets everywhere and there is little you can do about it. It won’t be long before we are shivering in our winter coats, chilled to the bone.
I took out my winter coat this morning, tried it on and, yes, it still fits me, thanks to a predominance of salad in my summer diet. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of Lily who struggled into her overcoat and stood there in the hallway looking like an overcooked wiener waiting to be covered in relish and encased in a soft finger roll. As she shivered, mortified at the indignance, I thought to myself, there is nothing "hot" about this dog.
If you have ever wondered how the human species managed to survive the ravages of mother nature when dinosaurs roamed the earth, one of the key success factors was the consumption of copious quantities of natural bone broth. Even our ancient vegetarian ancestors swore by the benefits of extracting the goodness from locally sourced, organic root vegetables.
As we wandered through the park this morning, the evidence of autumn all around us, I was reminded of the time I spent with an old Gaelic philosopher who lived his life in the wild, windswept reaches of the west of Ireland. On his 120th birthday, I asked him to share some of his secrets to a long life. He shifted in his chair, looked out towards the rugged coastline as the storm clouds gathered on the horizon and with a nod of affirmation said:
“The secret to a healthy, happy life, my friend, should be passed from one to another,
Consume a bowl of Carol’s broth a day, and you will be man before your mother”
So, as you brace yourself for falling temperatures and a loss of daylight hours, what you need is a regular infusion of immune-boosting bone broth from Carol’s Stock Market. Check it out and let us know what you think!