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EverGreen Farm
Smoot, Wyoming
Join us for a season of fresh, locally grown, natural produce;Shain & Tara SaberonP. O. Box 153Smoot, WY 83126(307) 884-6423
Interests: We love farming, playing old-time music, good times with family and friends.
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Death is a very big problem! Although it can't be avoided, we can evade dying prematurely. There are 15 major causes of preventable deaths, which from the greatest risk to the least are as follows: coronary heart disease (375,000 deaths per year), lung diseases (lung cancer, COPD, and asthma: 296,000/year),... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Our EverGreen Life
Pain has brought me to my knees once again. When disease first knocked at my door six years ago, I awakened to the urgent need of embracing a new way of life. Obesity, high cholesterol, depression, warning signs of diabetes, and dangerously elevated blood pressure: These were the original catalysts... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Our EverGreen Life
Unhealthy plant-based, whole foods? I've recently let go of more unhealthy, processed foods. Most notably absent are tortilla chips. Once upon a time, dipping them into fresh salsa and homemade hummus seemed so reasonable. But deep down inside, I knew all the unhealthy oils, salts, and preservatives that came with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
Being sidelined with an injury sucks! Only one week has passed since achieving my goal of cycling more than 5000 miles in a year, a short-lived celebration to say the least. My usual remedy, yoga, has only produced unbearable pain from the bottom of my left hip, through the same... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
STRAVA Profile From My Phone Over 5000 miles on STRAVA! I checked off yet another fitness goal from my 12-step challenge today. 223 rides, 435 hours, 221,000 feet of elevation gain, four to five rides per week, and 2000 miles more than my previous best accomplishment. To reach this milestone,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Confession. I felt and regularly expressed anger about my job over a period of several weeks recently. Since beginning my wellness challenge eight months ago, this emotion had been absent in my life. Circumstances, however, sometimes test even the best intentions. As if to see how truly committed I was,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Crowding, it's rude! A few weeks ago, my wife related disturbing news to me about some members of our community. We know them well, and they are generally great people to be around. But it turns out that sometimes they're polite only if it's convenient. While she was waiting in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
A Place to Retreat “Dad, you piss me off!” he said. “And I think you could learn a little from Josh, he’s been through a great deal more than you and handles things with his kids a lot better.” I would like to report that I had remembered to leave,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
A healthy American classic To succeed in the kitchen, you have to be willing to swing and miss from time to time. I've been very busy and missed the mark a lot lately in regards to my cooking, but today I was all in and feel I hit a home... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
A lot of color and variety here, so it must be healthy! Introduction This blog, Our EverGreen Life, is both a journal of a one-year challenge to improve myself through nutrition and wellness and a service for those who are interested in doing the same. Learning to prepare delicious whole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Somewhere behind Red Top I learned something important last week. To the east of my home, Red Top, the tallest mountain in Smoot, Wyoming, looms over the south end of the valley where I live. Two friends and I rode our bikes around it last Thursday morning (27.4 miles, 3,880... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
It's the end of July, and this past week the best deals at my local grocery store were grapes, watermelon, cantalope, and fresh corn. These fruits and this grain are in season, abundant, and very economical at the moment. My less than one-hundred percent plant-based son is requesting, devouring, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Harriman State Park in Idaho "You're one in a thousand," he said in response to my health transformation story. I spent the past weekend with family on a summer vacation in Island Park, Idaho watching my son's performances at the end of a music camp. We stayed in a cabin... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Introduction It's a miracle when my family fully approves of my plant-based meals. (They've endured multiple failures as I've learned how to cook with whole foods.) This is one of my wife's favorites, and she's requested that it becomes a regular part of our line-up. For us becoming a plant-based... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
No Cheese Nachos Introduction How do you ever so slightly open the mind of your favorite plant-based critic to the possibility that you can eat healthy, wholesome foods that taste out-of-this-world good ? With all-American dishes like my Nachos Queso Libre! I really "wanna winnn" my son's favorable opinion of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
A Remarkable Day! This past Friday I completed my sixth 100-mile bike ride since beginning a wellness challenge on March 30th of this year. With my twenties decades behind me, I share this not to spotlight myself but simply as an attempt to encourage you. Just six months ago, my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Oh My Goodness! Introduction Why hand mashed? The texture and color just seem better and brighter compared to making it in a food processor. The tool I prefer for mashing is a Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop. Yes, it takes a little more time this way, but I feel the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Yum! Introduction Good ingredients make all the difference, and this dish, like most prepared with healthy veggies, is at its best when the produce is fresh and the tomatoes vine ripened. Of course, I prefer to use food from our farm; this is why I eat a lot of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Doubts filled my mind pedaling up the Old Teton Highway on the last ascent of the 2017 Around the Rock Ride. With over 140 miles and around 6,000 feet of climbing already completed, my legs were on fire, the gears too big, and I just couldn’t turn the cranks. Sensing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
One of Four 100-Mile Training Rides I've already put in a few miles this year, 2574 to be exact. Preparing for a 12 hour, 154-mile, gravel bike ride around the Grand Tetons required some planning and commitment, considering that for the duration of that time period I worked full-time as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
For decades I have avoided doctor's visits. Simply put, they couldn't tell me how much I needed to change my lifestyle if I didn't allow them to confront me with the hard truth. Even within the last five years, I've procrastinated scheduling medical checkups, fearing any news of damage I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
In April I announced that I would be letting go of all meat and dairy products for an entire year. Except for one mistake, I've been true to this commitment. (I didn't see that buttermilk had been added to a whole grain pizza crust I purchased at our grocery store,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Life has thrown me a curve ball. With snow pack in the Salt River Range at 200% above normal, some flooding is happening near my home. My house is well beyond any danger from the water spilling over the riverbank, but flooded pastureland a couple of hundred yards from my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Yumalicious! If you guessed this recipe has chocolate in it, then you were right. This is my wife’s favorite, and she argues this is the only smoothie we need. (Maybe I could live with that.) Ingredients -2 packed cups of fresh spinach -2 large bananas -2 cups of frozen blueberries... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life
Getting Things Growing I'm feeling a tinge of guilt for not regularly posting on my blog this past week. My excuse, a very full schedule. All in all, progress is happening in regards to my challenge: I'm eating the right foods, not eating the one's I committed to omit, my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Our EverGreen Life