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EverGreen Farm
Smoot, Wyoming
Join us for a season of fresh, locally grown, natural produce; Shain & Tara Saberon, P. O. Box 153, Smoot, WY 83126 (307) 884-6423
Interests: We love farming, playing old-time music, good times with family and friends.
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After two years of continuous weight loss, my progress gradually decreased and eventually dropped off. With faith in a misguided hope, I assumed that one could eat all the healthy foods desired because exercise and nutrition would certainly melt away those last pesky pounds. Without giving much consideration to how... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Our EverGreen Life
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Part Two: What You Eat Is The Most Important Factor To Consider For Healthy and Sustainable Weight-Loss In my experience, the most important factor to address in regards to healthy, sustainable weight loss is what you eat. Logically, if you are not eating foods that nourish and feed your body,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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Part One: Why What I Have To Share Might Be Worthy Of Your Consideration I could force a smile but felt miserable inside and out because of my obesity. I once listened to a yogi explain how "Our wounds can become our purpose." At the outset, my initial reaction was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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nclu Last March I made a goal to abstain from politics for an entire year. Along with my commitment to disengage from these contentious exchanges with others, I also pledged to always be available for family members and listen whenever they need someone to willingly lend an ear. It seemed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream and new dream." C.S. Lewis From the square footage required to house the countless things advertised to satisfy my comforts and needs to the expensive car with the ultimate safety features and luxuries, society has lied to me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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Lincoln County School District 2 Healthy Habits Challenge Lincoln County School District 2, my employer, is currently promoting a friendly competition to encourage healthy habits. My reaction to the introductory announcement was excitement because I anticipated an invitation to be better than I am. After reading the follow-up email with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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Sunflower, Arugula, Collards, and Kale Microgreens (This superfood category of greens is up to ten times more nutrtious than the adult versions.) "Greens are the healthiest vegetables . . . Their leaves contain the green pigment chlorophyll, which sets off a firestorm of photosynthesis, so greens have to be a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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Imagine the following scene. Stepping onto a scale, smiling, shouting out in joy, and feeling great. Well, I'm proud to say I've experienced that recently. After failing to cut weight for a couple of years, I have now unlocked a "fat secret" that has allowed me to shed some unwanted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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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 Jan 19, 2018 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 Jan 13, 2018 at Our EverGreen Life
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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