Farms in Spain

Farms

One of the best things about visiting Spain is looking at all of the different farms that are around. You can go anywhere from an ostrich farm to a kitty cat farm (which is our favorite) all the way to a farm with pheasants.

Sesen

One of the best places that we visiting was a place called Sesen Farm. They had an abundance of produce that they grow and raise up to be excellent to eat. We stuffed ourselves silly while eating at Sesen Farm. All of the fruit and vegetables were abundant. The best part of it was the interaction with the animals, they had a pen full of pheasants and they even teach people how to raise them. It is a crazy process and they teach people online as well here: http://sesenfarm.com/raising-pheasants/

Animals

This place had a variety of animals including cows, chickens, pheasants, pigs, and even horses. It’s good to see that a family maintains there values and sticks to organic, free range animals. What people don’t realize is that if you have these things cooped up in cages, you aren’t going to be able to get a healthy animal and the quality of meat is going to be very bad. What they do at this farm is help the animals by getting them food and water on a regular basis and even feed them left over from the dinner table.

Mongolian/Chinese Pheasants, which is a new breed for stocking in the area, at the at Jamesville Correctional Facility. Dick Blume/The Post StandardFarmer Jon

Farmer Jon is a guy who always does a good job with his animals. With his 30+ years of experience he provides pheasants for people at an early age. When he firsts gets pheasant eggs, he either sells them to someone who wants to raise them or hatches them in order to be grown into pheasants for hunting. It really is a unique operation and we will look forward to going there again.

Keeping Healthy While Traveling Around Castrovido and Spain

Best Nutritional Food To Eat While Traveling Around Spain

eat right

The recommendations follow his book offered by the Government of Spain that I share below. Worth checking out:

  • Being physically active and choose foods and beverages according to personal caloric needs to keep an ideal weight.
  • Eat a variety of foods from the five major groups every day (vegetables and legumes, fruits, whole grains and high in fiber, protein sources such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu and nuts, and low- fat dairy) and drinking water. Often times, when you can’t get the proper food in you for the day, consider taking a liquid multivitamin such as Prodovite. Often times it’s hard to get all the phytonutrients you need and Prodovite helps with getting your daily vitamins and minerals.
  • prodovite supplementLimit consumption of saturated fats, salt and added sugar , and alcohol.
  • Actively support breastfeeding (the less curious to appear within the nutritional recommendations for the general population).
  • Prepare ourselves the food and store it properly.

The menu and portions

After giving the basic recommendations Intestines passes file a type menu for a full week, with five meals a day. Later it gives us some general rules to consume the amount of each food group . In that sense, it is similar to the approach Weight Watchers diet, only in each food worth X points, and this speaks of “portions to consume” similar to something you would see with crossfit nutrition.

  • Or cereal grains: six servings a day. One serving equals a quarter cup of rice (already cooked) or a slice of whole wheat bread, for example.
  • Vegetables and legumes: 5 servings a day. One serving equals, for example, half a baked potato or a cup of cooked vegetables (broccoli, eggplant).
  • Fruit: two servings a day. A serving is the equivalent of an apple, banana, orange, or two kiwis.
  • Dairy: two parts and a half. One serving equals one cup of skim milk or 40 grams of low – fat cheese.
  • Animal protein: two servings a day and a half. A serving is the equivalent of 100 grams of raw chicken or two eggs.
  • Healthy Fats: two servings a day. A serving of avocado would be 25 grams or 10 grams of nuts.
  • Hydration: 8 glasses a day of water, tea or coffee.

As you see, it is an example of high – carbohydrate diet (to train properly) and low in fat. Animal protein would say that is somewhat sparse, but can be supplemented with the combination of cereals and pulses for complete proteins.

Personally, I would not mess many carbohydrates from cereals, and perhaps increase the amount of vegetables, legumes and fruit . And it sure would increase the amount of healthy fats.

Ideas for cooking and nutrition tips

The rest of the guide is devoted to talk about the different ways in which we can cook food, what spices we use, some sauce recipes we can use in our dishes about food hygiene… A fairly comprehensive guide on that sense.

It also speaks of alcohol (against, of course) and trap food (allowed once a week, although not strictly necessary). There is time likewise to explain some basic notions macro and micronutrients .

Things I like, things I do not like

I do not like that at no time reference to individual daily caloric needs is something that seems to me a mistake. Obviously, it is only a guide, but can not recommend eating the same thing to a person who wants to lose 10 kilos you want to lose two, without taking into account either the body composition of each.

Also, if you can get a massage while you are out and about make sure to do so. You are going to want some good massage table sheets. Be sure to check out the locals and investigate which are the best.

I do like that promotes eating real food, buy it and cook it , and that the guide has a portion of “education” talking about concepts that are difficult for some people as macronutrients or calories.

A Little Bit On Castrovido

A bit on castrovido

Castrovido is a town in the province of Burgos , autonomous community of Castilla y Leon, that is in Spain, region of Sierra de la Demanda, judicial district of Salas, municipality of Salas de los Infantes.

Geography of Castrovido

The town is very small and quaint and very well rehabilitated. The landscape and the different attractions can make it a great place to take sabbatical or become a part of the culture. If you would like to visit the area, be sure to look at all of the local shops.

The History and The Age

The town of Castrovido and was an important settlement in Roman times. The Romans kept the settlement and had passed through the town on the road that went from Clunia to Tritium Magallum.
Middle Ages

With the advancement of Castilian Christian settlers that were advancing southwards to the borders. In the late ninth century, a defensive line of castles and newly colonized territories against Muslim people formed. One of these many castles and organizations of cities of this defensive line were Castrovido. The name of the town, Castrovido, first appeared in the “Place de Salas” (974AD), in which the Count Garcia Fernandez Gonzalo Gustios granted privileges and lands to the population of Salas and surrounding villages. In this jurisdiction, Castrovido has the meaning of “Vito castro” or “Victor”. This was a fellow Victor Gonzalo Gustios that had surely built the castle Castrovido by the Arlanza river and the Roman road during that time.

In 1002AD, the Muslim leader Almanzor took his army and crossed over Castrovido in a boat that was destroyed and among others Sam Viledo died. But during his campaign back to Almanzor they suffer their first serious defeat in Castrovido, whose infantry could not take them with the resistance of those who were protected in the castle hill. Castrovido reappears mentioned in a donation of the noble Juliana Fortúnez, the monastery of San Millan, dated 28 February of 1094.

This is Donna, the wife that was Diego Lopez’s mistress. Coins and services pay the king every year from these people. From the fourteenth century, these coins became part of the assets of the Casa de Velasco.

The Next Centuries

Castrovido was a villa with own city council until in the 1970s joined the municipality of Salas de los Infantes. This was due to population loss suffered, like most Spanish towns during the 1940s to 1970 by rural people migrating to cities. They had to reunite in order to sustain the proper infrastructure and financial support.