We spent most of our time with the animals, and helping the new puppy grow up.
We also cleaned the garden and worked a pile of compost into the soil, hoping for rain sometime before it is time to plant.
This last week of February was very cold, and a hard freeze probably took this year’s crop of peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and kiwi.
In the video below, the dogs play leisurely until the very end. Then watch them jump to high alert when they hear another dog bark to the East. This is what livestock guardians do … they can shift gears quickly, going from sleep or play right into strong defense! You can also see some of the goats run — the goats tend to cluster near the dogs for safety if there’s a possible threat.
It’s supposed to be really great stuff … according to this list:
Packed with vitamins and minerals – including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, folate, etc.
In fact, kiwi juice contains more than 200% of the daily recommended vitamin C!
Likewise packed with antioxidants to prevent cell damage due to oxidization.
Kiwi juice is also low in calories – with about 50kcal per serving!
Contains anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the vitamin E and polyphenols in the kiwi juice. This is great for inflammation-based pain and symptoms.
Kiwi juice also contains heart-healthy benefits, including reducing the risk of clots and reducing blood pressure levels.
Plus, some research has been carried out that shows a link between kiwis and the reduction of chest issues. This includes asthma, wheezing, prolonged coughing, etc.
It can also boost digestion. Thanks to the enzyme “actinidin,” kiwi juice can help your stomach work less to digest.
We have many small kiwi (because I didn’t properly thin them this year). So turning them into “juice” seemed like a great idea!
Well, it was more like green slop.
So I added pomegranate juice … since we have a lot of that great, healthy juice, too.
Yeah, it’s less sloppy and more juicy, but I just don’t like the texture. Fortunately, I made only one quart of it. The color is not that great, either, but better than the “brown” I suspected from the mix.
The rest of the kiwi will be consumed in morning fruit salads or go home with mom Lusk.