Our big cherry tree is done at this point but I had a walk next to an orchard. It has sour cherry trees. It looked amazing and there were zillions of dandelions below…
I saw a swan in the pond as well.
Not really but the dairy truck only sell sour cream and yogurt in cups, the milk is in a big container. One still can buy it without an own bottle but they sell a plastic one then. Regular costumers bring their own bottle, usually plastic. We bought a glass bottle several years ago so we use that It has “I love dog” and “I love cat” written all over it with funny stylized drawings, I love it.
Yes it is a bit… Historical? IDK if one can call it nostalgic as the bottled milk era was way over my time and not necessarily in this country but probably yes just in the cities or something. My family had their own cow until they had land… Then there was still raw milk to buy and people used milk cans with a handle, first from the same material as pots, I remember a plastic one from my childhood (but it was some strong plastic and easy to clean).
The common milk came in bags from the supermarket (we had holders for them and people made very ugly doormats from the plastic bag cut into shreads… even Mom did it. now we have boxes), buying raw milk using our own containers was a rare thing but it happened here and there.
So this is special But exists, how wonderful. The dairy truck visits all the nearby villages regularly, it stops for 1-2 hours in the middle of the village and sells dairy. It’s popular. It’s good that we can catch it after Alvaro finishes work if we go shopping a bit first…
I have read about a meat truck too but never saw it.
We didn’t need the 50 eggs badly yet as we bought the usual 90 not long ago, I counted 133 eggs today. Not a huge amount (I had 250 once, well that is a tad much in summer as it turned out) but feels safe.
Sometimes I make a photo when it’s raw but meat is so much prettier when very well roasted if you ask me Except when it’s nicely red and marbled, the contrast is properly there raw. So obvious where is the fat! Then I roast it and I just see a big brownness (I turn the pieces and they get covered with the stuff in the bottom of the oven pan) and sometimes need to cut it up to see where are the best parts… A proper big fat layer is still visible but just barely.
Sometimes I don’t make a photo as my food is ugly (or I use yesterday’s plate and it’s dirty. well, got dirtied by the meat that was and is in it, mostly but still). Sometimes I am hungry and eat the food… Sometimes it’s just the zillionth pork roast of the year, nothing particularly interesting (though that doesn’t always stop me). Making a photo is extra effort. I prefer making flower shots and I neglect even that lately, the few I do aren’t good either.
I can wait, usually because I cook around/after 2pm and rarely get properly hungry until 3pm. So I have time for a shot. I cook for Alvaro and when I don’t need to actively do and it’s just waiting, I do this and that. There is always doing the dishes or clean up some part of the kitchen but I plan and assemble my meal too. Not always but sometimes. And make a shot - and eat something else, partially. Or everything but a bunch more. So I never can do this “I show you my meal before I eat it” pics. I can eat and if I have enough leftovers, I can put it together again and make a shot. I did that a few times.
But I can’t make good photo pics for reasons. Bad light (I basically never have direct sunlight in my kitchen. maybe at dawn in summer) - so sometimes I make outdoor shots, not much motivation and my photo skills aren’t so great either. Oh and using a proper camera is problematic as it’s depth of field is tiny. I love such shots but I rarely can make it right with food. Flowers are so much more easier. Even hummingbird hawk-moths are and they are difficult with their super high speed. Blur due to that is one thing but the depth of field is still so tiny…
I am bad with age and the video I saw was very blurry but she definitely looked over 60, not even a little though some 60 years old surely look older. The neck shows a lot too, I don’t have such old woman neck yet That would be a quite bad thing at 46 though maybe some has it. I saw a 18 years old girl with super saggy breasts once. Not like mine now, like my Grandma’s at 70-80.
But not looking super young is fine. Health (body and mind) is the main thing, attitude too Surely many people don’t even live after a long life in this way less than ideal world. I don’t understand how hateful people can live long, it sounds something quite stressful and bad, I take a drastically different route
Considering she may live for 40-50 more years, it would be odd to consider her age “the end” or something
And what you mentioned, those are all important factors I suppose… I have good enough genes and try to do the others right…
Ate my leftover pork roast (except the ones in the meatball, I still haven’t fried it but will do soon), almost a whole pork tongue (I left the lean tip to Alvaro as usual) and this and that (mostly eggs and cheese as I have those and little else). I keep my egg intake lowish now and I managed not to overeat cheese today yet I was a tad hungry at lunchtime so I ate then. Not a very joyful meal, the food was good but sometimes I focus on refueling and my appetite is lower. It’s fine occasionally.
I need to pack something for tomorrow. I don’t have many options so I take some sponge cakes, meatballs and a lot of cheese with me, hoping it will be enough. Maybe we will buy some sausage before the zoo too. At least 3 supermarket visits are needed so we do one beforehand.