|In my beekeeping overalls feeling chipper and looking silly|
That apart from my low iron stores and all that is associated with that, I am healthy. That is the blood tests were all within normal parameters. He is none the wiser as to why I have such low iron stores but didn't seem overly concerned so I will try not to be either. Though I am vowing to pay more attention to my general health, diet, fitness and wellbeing from here on in. Hopefully the iron supplements (which are causing me some nausea and diarrhoea) will perk me up a bit so I have the energy to spend where and when I want to. I am hoping that the supplements will be a short term solution.
I think the chooks had the right idea today. It was a cool night and start to the day but in the sunshine today is really lovely. This spot is in my front garden and obviously ideal for a nice relaxing dust bath.
|Driveway Grevillea in flower|
Another aspect of my life which has been suffering has been my garden. When I didn't realise I was low in iron, I was just blaming my lack of motivation and energy to work on my own laziness. The things that usually give me joy, were just another thing on the to-do list. Now I am armed with knowledge, I realise I wasn't being lazy (not on this occasion anyway) and my body really was tired and run down and I should have been listening to it. So today I did some planting because that really is the best kind of gardening. Six new lavenders along the driveway to replace those gnawed by rabbits. I also gave them a sprinkling of blood and bone which is my way of organically detering said rabbits. It works but you have to make sure you reapply as needed.
All that to say I am fine and tomorrow I will post a recipe for the zucchini pickles I made on Monday. Yummy but a little too spicy for me.