“Behold, my friends, the spring has come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!”
- Sitting Bull
Spring is a time when farmers and gardeners plant their seeds. Young animals are born, as livestock flocks and herds always increase in the Spring. Flowers are blooming and birds are singing. The onset of warm weather creates a fresh perspective for life itself. Sitting Bull once said, “behold, my friends, the spring has come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” Farmers work tirelessly in the Spring for a perfect crop and ensure their animal herds are well taken care of. In order for an ideal crop harvest or animal finish, meticulous planning and maintenance is necessary on the farm. Farmers plan and prepare their product for market during the Spring, often working countless hours. The hopes and joys of a successful season rests upon mother-natures’ willingness to cooperate.
At Green Owl, we subscribe to the mantra of “together with nature, all part of the whole.” Humans work in accordance with nature. All living things are created under Mother Earth. Nature remains in balance despite the change of seasons or the change in an individual. It gives a layer of support to mankind for food, water, sunlight, and minerals. Working to understand and become more connected to nature may give one more meaning and harmony in life. Simply by taking a walk outside and breathing fresh air in a park or wooden area, an individual may become enlightened in some way. New-found understanding and insight of nature may cause you to make a change in your life for the better.
One can look at Spring as a time for setting fresh personal goals. People in the health and fitness community often refer to this time as Summer Prepping. Setting a Summer goal of losing weight and simply feeling healthier is a perfect decision to make during the early Spring-time. Along with exercising (running, walking, bodyweight, and free-weight exercises) one may choose to go on a diet. No matter the diet, you always need to have a caloric deficit factored in. Also, eating nutrient-dense animal foods are important, as your body will be in a fat-burning mode. At Green Owl, we recommend our meats as a staple part of any diet. Our selection is of the highest quality that comprises of poultry, pork, beef, and fish. We are here to support you and your dietary needs during your life.
No matter the circumstances in your life, food remains essential, especially during a time of change. During the perceived “more difficult” times in your life, food plays a crucial role in maintaining emotional and physical stability. We want you to thrive in any situation that you are in. Making time to meal-prep weekly and creating a food plan is a perfect way to set the tone for your future. Maintaining a healthy and well-functioning body enables you to thrive in all of your world pursuits. Green Owl will always be here to serve you and fuel your body with maximum energy to take on challenges of any magnitude. We look forward to seeing you as always!
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” Susan J. Bissonette