Healthy Life – Fresh Food

Seven years ago – we were introduced to ” GROWING ” our own FRESH produce.

Neither one of us ( Sherry) my wife – were gardeners – and the thought of weeding was completely out of my vocabulary !

Then we ordered our first ” TOWER ” Garden –

A aeroponic garden system – using Air – Water and Minerals.

We grow some of our seedlings – others we order and have them shipped to us.

Healthy eating – knowing we use no pesticides – and fresh produce –

allows us to eat healthy all year round !
( We also grow in our garage using grow lights during Winter. )

The system is really quite simple – a tank in the bottom – holds 20 gallons of water.

A pump – is attached to the center of the Tower by a hose –

and pumps water straight up to the top and then drips down through holes in the center of the Tower.

The water also contains minerals from the Earth. Patented – and in liquid form.

Which are supplied when you order for one season. Everything you need is supplied – for your original garden season – this system we have is seven years old and looks as good today as when we bought it !

There is a timer for the pump – 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. The whole process boils down to making sure you have water – and once a week add some tonic – or in the heat of Summer – every other week.

The fresh produce grows at a very fast rate – in four weeks time we are eating lettuce – Kale – leafy greens . Cuke’s and tomato’s & peppers take longer – but much shorter than a normal garden plot. You can grow most anything that does not require a tree. Mellon’s – Strawberries – squash – egg plant – herbs etc.

Simple – fast – and best of all ” I DO NOT HAVE TO WEED ” ! I HATE TO WEED !

Since we were some of the first in the Country as a test – we decided to purchase two more ! We have one set up for Winter in our garage and two outside as you see here – the produce is only a couple weeks old – the smaller ones about a week !

We also are distributor’s for what is called the Tower Garden – and have placed them in schools as part of a curriculum established by the Juice Plus Company – to teach children how to grow their own fresh produce all across the Country – presently 5,500 Towers are teaching the process nationwide. We are responsible for about 70 – our team is very active.

Promoting health – one green at a time – and some reds!!!! LOL

For more information just go to http://www.sf.towergarden.com

Have a great day – eat healthy.

Papa’s World – During the Summer – FOOD TRUCK’S

GOOD MORNING

Every other Thursday – during the Summer months –

Across from the Town Center – by the Legacy Park –

FOOD TRUCKS gather – 7 to 10 of them !

From 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
LEGACY PARK
BRAMBLETON TOWN CENTER

We have gone the last two times and have tried three different food trucks !

The cost is a little less than if you went to a restaurant –

And the meals are really good !

I had the Angus Organic beef burger
from this green and yellow food truck

I had the organic – grass feed Angus beef burger –

I would say it was almost a 1/2 pound bugger –

and almost no grease dripping !

Sherry had from another truck –

Pulled BBQ Pork – beans – mac and cheese and coleslaw-

Altogether on one plate –

And if you have ever been to Rochester N.Y.

Up there it is called a ” GARBAGE PLATE “

and for years and years the college students have raved over it !

Finding a bench in the park
Most tables and benches
in the park were already occupied
Early gathering of people

We did find a bench – a lot of people did the same thing we did!

We just sat down – no drinks – just our food – and watched the children play.

The food truck with grass fed – organic beef

I have to say – every other Thursday – we most likely will attend –

And – on opposite Thursdays – is live – open air –

stage entertainment – concerts !

This is all part of what they call the SUMMER SERIES festival.

You bring your lawn chair – they have some food trucks –

It is all blocked off and you get a ID wrist band –

only if you are purchasing a beer from the beer truck-

you can bring your own picnic

And from 7:00 to 9 PM. live music !

They erect a large stage

and each time – different music – for all ages.

Leaving the food trucks
and walking back to the car

This is just a part of our lives in Brambleton Va.

Listed as one of the top 25 community’s in the USA.

Walking back to the town center

The town center with other shopping – entertainment –

Movies – restaurants – banking – bars – groceries –

dry cleaning – parking garages – health center – etc.

Sherry – Certified Health Coach

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Papa’s World – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING !

GOOD MORNING

A brand new week –

a test on Monday for me at the hospital –

Has to do with my heart attack

and by-passes five and one half years ago !

Then – my yearly follow up with my doctor on my CPAP –

I have been using it for one and one half years !

READY TO GO

I guess retirement is not on going to work every day –

but walking and scheduling all doctor visits ! LOL

Also – in the coming days –

we get our first SUMMER GUESTS !

I see card games –

exploring and golf coming up !

IN THE MIDDLE STEVE & ELAINE

Our friends from back home –

Steve and Elaine –

will come for a long weekend.

We try to do something with all our friends every four to six months!

Tom & Elaine

And once again – we will try to beat Steve and Sherry !

PREDICTION ?

Of course it might also be GUYS vs. GALS –

Either way –

it will be fun.

Our other friends will be stopping in a week or so after this.

And then it will be over –

friends will be gone –

and we will embark upon our next adventure !

Living life –

doing it my way –

And we are able to do this –

Because we had a PLAN ” B” !

OUR PLAN ” B”

HEALTH & WEALTH started here.

In retirement –

we would of had to downsize – moved –

It would of been a LOT different !

THIRTEEN YEARS have passed –

NO REGRETS !

OHAU

Today – Monday or Thursday or the weekend –

We have our Health –

and enough to survive.

What more could you ask for ?

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

BUT SOMETHING TO DO ABOUT EVERYTHING !

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Papa’s World – geraniums – potato’s – Tower Gardens

It has been just a little over one month –

since we replanted the Geraniums-

that are now 4 or 5 years old !

For the first time – we have planted Potato’s !

Today – Sunday – 6-2-19

We also have for the second year –

a flower called –

THE EVENING PRIMROSE !

What is unique about that –

is it ONLY BLOOMS AT NIGHT !

EVENING PRIMROSE

The Tower Gardens are now in production for almost 5 weeks.

We have been eating lettuce since the end of week two.

Tower Garden number ONE
Tower Garden Number TWO

It will not be long as we have flowers for Tomato’s – Squash and Cucumbers

And Egg plant – herbs – other greens.

A first for us – Potato’s!

We have a total of 8 Potato plants –

this is the first time we have ever planted them !

Just saying !

We never had Green Thumbs

until we bought our first Tower Garden eight years ago !

And – really – it is so easy –

just make sure it has WATER & NUTRIENTS!

A very wise thought !

Now – I have learned – these are her babies –

she is known as the –

TOWER GARDEN QUEEN !

She has quite the following !

And – you can tell by the results –

I in turn – make sure they have WATER –

They have NUTRIENTS and the vines have a place to climb !

Geraniums – over five years old.
Geraniums over five years old.
Geraniums over five years old

Our Geraniums – I pull up in the Fall –

shake the dirt off –

Stick them right side up in a five gallon pail –

and hang them from ceiling in our unheated garage !

In the Spring – we pull them out –

clean the dead leaves off –

And pot them – water them and just watch them come back.

A good thought

I am in charge of the lawn outside – that is my time to just relax –

I rather like mowing – making it look nice and neat !

My side yard

We had a irrigation system put in two years ago –

and finally – this year –

It has recovered and grown in nice and green !

I have a lawn service and have lime spread in the Fall.

Tomato Plant

All in all – growing vegetables – seeing the colors of our flowers –

Is a form of stress relief for me.

The two Tower Gardens – all the Geraniums and Potato Plants

If you have any questions on the growing system

or bringing back the Geraniums from year to year –

Feel free to ask.

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Papa’s World – retired – being healthy – a day in my life

What I do in a day of my life

I worked 47 1/2 years for the same company – prior to that – I started working when I was going into my Junior year of H.S.

I decided when I retired – almost 50 years of working – was enough !

Me – Sherry – Steve- Elaine – Cindy & Buck

It was important to maintain our friendships – stay in touch – here are four of our closest friends.

Buck and I – NWPA – golfing vacation

It was important for me to stay active and play golf.

Our six grand children – 5 grand daughters and then Bode .

Family is very important to me , when we moved to NVA – Sherry’s daughters followed us there . My two sons stayed in NWPA – we see them when we visit. In the 20 years – the Va.family has grown – and being there – we see them often if not daily. My family I grew up with is almost gone – I have a niece – great niece’s – brother’s daughter – great – great niece and 2 great – great nephews – everyone else including uncles -aunts are gone.

We have a little side business – actually it provides the income to stay where we are.

We live in a very expensive part of the country – in fact – this county has the highest income per household in the country. We moved here 20 years ago for work and then Sherry retired almost 7 years ago – and went full time into that business of health and nutrition. I followed one year later – and – it has been the income that has provided us the time to stay where we are.

North Shore – Oahu

We travel – we play golf – we see the country – but we also maintain a healthy lifestyle – eating right – and continue to inspire people to do the same – all the while being paid to do it !

You have to remember – retirement means Social Security – if you have a pension plan – 401 K – and whatever else you have saved. PLAN ” B ” – if you want to maintain – you have to have a plan. Ours – we planned 13 years ago and have stayed the course.

The three amigo’s for over 38 years.

Family life – friends – and maintaining health are important for us. All three – with church and God – are our mainstays of life. Giving – helping – praying and attending church – go hand in hand with our life. But – having fun – seeing friends – and watching the family grow – is to me what retirement is all about.

Cindy and Sherry

My wife is extraordinary – a natural born leader – a certified health coach – along as being a true friend to many. She is my crutch – the one I follow on health and nutrition and the reason I am still alive today.

A typical dinner meal for me

Eating healthy – sticking to the plan – and taking my nutrition supplement – and following what she says and does are my secrets to life.

The TOWER GARDEN – we grow inside and outside – year round.

We grow our own produce – April through October outside with two Tower Gardens – anything that does not grow on a tree! And then as you see above – we grow inside our garage November through March. Always fresh and no pesticides – we know what we are eating and growing.

Team Generations

Our team has grown over the years – conference time is twice a year – all over the Country – as is the team – simply sharing by word of mouth. Families – children – helping each other – maintain that healthy life style.

Sherry -Debby ( QMND – soon to be NMD )

In October we will travel to Austin Texas – where we are planning to watch our daughter Debby be promoted to National Marketing Director for the Juice Plus Company – when she will make a full time income she could not of made in the Corporate World ! With extremely generous benefits – and help for college tuition for all three of her children.

Our goal of maintaining our lifestyle in retirement with a PLAN ” B” has been met and continues – growing year by year.

We would love to share it with you – it is not easy – life isn’t easy either – but you make it what you want it to be.

It is up to you – we supply the help – the guidance – we are there.

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com is where you contact Sherry – and look at all the different video’s – both on the health and business.

I am writing this blog today – my only regret is that SOMEONE out there did not share it with us 25 years ago – I wish they had – but we found it 13 years ago and our own PLAN” B” has worked.

Thank you for reading – and remember #livinglifetotheplus is real –

Papa’s World – retirement – loving life to the plus doing it my way.

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Papa’s World – Living life to the plus – one day at a time

In 2005 – we started our journey – ” LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS ” !

It was my wife Sherry who first started and and after 3 1/2 months – I finally got it through my thick Irish head that “HEY” something is happening!

Little things – but first where did this all take place ? Well – she said to me – there is a Health Expo at the D.C. Capital One center – and is sponsored by the network NBC for your health . Well – I was game – and into Washington D.C. we went !

Now – with over thousand of vendors – my aim was to go to the stage and concessions – eat and watch the entertainment – and meet up later. Which is exactly what I did. She in turn – found a Healthy eating booth – and bought the product – Fruits – Vegetables and berries in a capsule !

Since she hated vegetables ( since then she has developed a craving for them ) it was a easy fix for what she was not eating ! However – as I was eating my second cheeseburger ( yes – I was that bad ) she asked me if I wanted to try this out ? NOPE – I was fine – I went to have my checkup every six months – I was on MEDS and had no desire !

Long story short – I STARTED TO NOTICE LITTLE THINGS – like her hair was more shiny – her fingernails were growing faster – she was able to read at night in bed without her glasses – and she started eating vegetables ! That was something she hated !

So – I asked her – why are you doing this and what made you try it ? She replied – I needed to make a change and it was there – it clicked plus they had the RESEARCH proving what it did ! ( today there are 36 published papers) Then she said – ” YOU CAN DO THIS WITH ME – OR I WILL DO IT WITHOUT YOU – BUT I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE ” !

That was the day we both started living ” LIFE TO THE PLUS ” ! Almost 14 years now – and – because I was a terrible fast food junkie for 35 years – I paid the price – I had done the damage before I started my new eating lifestyle. In 2013 – I had the WIDOW MAKERS heart attack !

One blockage of 100 % – one at 90 % – one at 79 % and one at 60 % !

All those years – eating bad – BUT – had I not changed – I would not be here- the doctors told me just that – I was the most healthy heart attack person they had ever seen. I had FOUR BY PASSES – and within 52 hours – I was home standing in my living room being nicknamed ” THE RABBIT ” for how fast I recovered by the hospital staff !

Now one of the researches done by the University of Maryland – was on the Berries and how when combined with the fruits and vegetables – helped to keep the arteries open after a high fat meal !

I honestly believe that it was that one thing that kept me alive! I will always believe that – and that is why today we are LOVING LIFE TO THE PLUS !

JUICE PLUS was and is my savior – I believe that – it is my life and my belief. I will continue to take it – and almost 14 years later – I have my wife to thank for it . For without her telling me – ” I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE TOGETHER” and ” I WANT YOU WITH ME ” well – I am still here – this is just a part of my story of living out my dreams.

Thank you all for reading – “PAPA’S WORLD ” is alive – God Bless ! HGD

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Papa’s World – Living healthy – family running for Cancer

We just returned from picking up the packets for Saturdays run for Cancer!

Since I do not run ( I WALK ) – I am in charge of the little ones until my wife – son in law and daughter finish their run – FIVE K !

But as soon as they are done – then it is the little ones turn to flash their own styles ! They will run the kids mile.

The two oldest are twin girls – both eight years old – and the little one is four years old ! ( you would swear he and one of the twins are twins )

He is a runner jogging with his mother and MORMOR ( my wife) – which is Swedish for MOTHERS MOTHER !!!!

They have gone on 2 1/2 mile jogs and he is there step by step with them ! The parents bring them up in the healthy life style promoted by MORMOR !

She is a certified health coach and is the main reason 13 years ago – we as a family – other daughter – husband and three kids – turned away from the process food – the fast food – soda’s – and as much as possible – gluten – dairy and sweets !

LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS as I call it ! Anyway – tomorrow – at 8 am. I am ON DUTY so to speak – and cheering everyone on . I have done this numerous times when they ( adults) ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in D.C.

I wish I could run but the last couple times I ended up with injury – my wife says I am a very HARD RUNNER as in THUD THUD PLOP PLOP !

Which causes a lot of stress on joints and leg issues !

So I walk for one hour each day -usually 3.10 miles at a steady but doable pace – WORKS FOR ME and my wife chooses to walk with me !

Which is awesome ! Our lifestyle changed along with members of our family – and this all is because of my wife which we both will reach a major milestone in a few months – 70 YEARS OLD !

I hope you enjoy my blog – I have written for years and years on face book daily – about myself- family and friends.

I wrote for two other blogs but my computer crashed and I lost everything only to a few days ago – by accident – finding this my second blog site from 2014 !

I enjoy reading about my followers and am trying to figure out all the in’s and out’s – trying to become followers of anyone who follows me.

With all this being said – enjoy – read – follow – comment – If I can find it I will answer !

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