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Co-Mo Collective #14

Hello all! Thank you for joining us and tapping into our Co-Mo Collective Series! Here is what we are spending time, energy and thoughts on geared towards optimizing a life of moving and living courageously!

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Photo of the Week: Folks This Ain't Normal by Joel Salatin




Weekly Workout:


12 sets:

5 ring push ups (can sub floor push ups or ring dips)

7 Toes to bar (can sub hanging L sit hold 10-15 seconds )

9 Switch lunges (bodyweight)

(rest exactly 30 seconds between sets)

**You should be able to complete each exercise set unbroken, meaning if you have to split up the reps then you should probably use another variation of that movement**


Quote I'm pondering : “A farmer friend of mine told me recently about a busload of middle school children who came to his farm for a tour. The first two boys off the bus asked, "Where is the salsa tree?" They thought they could go pick salsa, like apples and peaches. Oh my. What do they put on SAT tests to measure this? Does anybody care? How little can a person know about food and still make educated decisions about it? Is this knowledge going to change before they enter the voting booth? Now that's a scary thought.”

Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

What I'm reading, listening, watching or eating:

Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Book Summary by Chelsea Green Publishing:

Gabe Brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown—in an effort to simply survive—began experimenting with new practices he’d learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture.

Brown dropped the use of most of the herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that are a standard part of conventional agriculture. He switched to no-till planting, started planting diverse cover crops mixes, and changed his grazing practices. In so doing Brown transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life—starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time.

Random:


With 60 harvest remaining until our soil in the U.S. no longer grows food I have become highly interested in learning about soil health, structure and ways to improve soil health for future generations. While "dirt" may sound like a lame topic, its very intriguing when you find out that there are more microbes in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on the earth and one acre contains 8-15 tons of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, earthworms, and arthropods.


Things I'm doing to support future soil health:


1) Buying organic from local sources, we do not support GMO crops or food sprayed with pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides.


2) Buying grass-fed/free range meat from farmers abiding by organic principles (animal poop stores carbon in the soil which feeds microbes which creates healthy soil and means less carbon is lost to the atmosphere = win, win, win, , win.


3) In 2021 we are building a no till, organic garden

4) Composting- 40% of landfills are filled with compostable material. This should be going into our gardens not our landfills.


45 yards of Horse Poop and Wood Chips ready for 2021

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Josh

P.S. 100+ supporters have purchased a handmade, naturally harvested Beaver Stick in the last 2 months supporting Golisanos Children's Hospital in Syracuse NY and Asher's College fund, grab yours today and be reminded that good health and happiness is a blessing!


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