Primal Anne’s Log Earth Date 19/7/2012


Breakfast: egg, bacon, tomato

Lunch: steak, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli

Supper: pork rillettes, sauerkraut, new potatoes with butter

Snacks: mixed berries with yogurt, a couple of chocolates

Beverages: black tea & milk (several), coffee with cream (1), water (2), red wine (1 1/2)

In the kitchen:

    • Fermenting: sauerkraut
    • Air-drying: leg of pork (making air-dried ham)

In the garden:

    • Picking: raspberries, potatoes, a few alpine strawberries and blueberries


Move around a lot at a slow pace: Yes


Lift heavy things: moved a couple of bags of potatoes, carrying watering cans


  • 30-up single leg preparatory exercise
  • 100-up minor

Sleep/Rest:  6 hours


Sunlight: Yes we saw some sun early in the day

Avoid trauma: Yes

Avoid Poisons: Yes

Use your mind:

    • Blogged
    • Read (reading “Raw Dog Food” by Carina Macdonald)
    • much expenditure of mental energy relating to selling/buying a home

Primal Challenge (avoid using p.c. after 7pm): Yes

Anne’s Primal Challenge (100-up): Yes

Concessions: potatoes, chocolates, mustard

Supplemental: The last few years I have grown potatoes in sacks on the patio. At the beginning of the year (pre-primal) I planted up 4 sacks. The time to harvest is after flowering. But this year the weather has been lousy; there wasn’t really any flower to talk about and the leaves died back early. Not expecting much of a crop I had left the bags untouched.  On the expectation that we will be moving I have made a start on the sorting out of ‘stuff’ and that includes the contents of the garden. So it was that I came to start to empty the old potato bags yesterday. I only got as far as emptying the first bag. Suprisingly it contained a very good crop of clean Charlotte potatoes. Potatoes are not a primal food and are high in carbohydrates so are definitely a concession and not to be eaten regularly. However fresh from the ground, rinsed, boiled and served with butter they were a delicious treat for supper.

I still have several meals worth left from the harvest of the first bag. I left the other sacks unharvested as any potatoes will keep better ‘underground’. If the other bags also have as good a yield as the first there will be plenty to share with our non-Primal friends!

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