Norway's best medicine comes from the great outdoors - which it has a lot to offer as it's a very "wild" country. There's plenty of forests, cool, crisp, fresh air, mountains, nearly everyone takes advantage of good weather days and soaks up the sun, and the beaches are amazing in summer months - all the more reason to eat lots of ice cream in the summer!
For me and part of my "feeling better" plan, I've been trying to do as the Norwegians do and spend some time with good ole Mother Nature. Evidence shows that spending time in nature is beneficial to health and wellness, so why not try it? I rarely go hiking here, there and everywhere as the nordmenn do, but I have taken up gardening as a hobby and I absolutely love it. It's calming, relaxing and it's a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to know I'm growing my own food.
Unfortunately, slugs have eaten some of my vegetables, but I'm still learning and after asking some family for advice I feel like I'm prepared to deal with slugs for next year's garden. I already have ideas to extend my garden next year as there's one side of our yard I haven't even thought of using until recently, which means more veggies and berry bushes next year! :-)
|I have various berry plants.|
Maybe next year I can make some
black berry cobbler from this! :-)
|I couldn't forget about my cat and planted|
her some catnip. :-)
|Onions in a raised garden.|
|Tomatoes with eggshells added to the garden bed|
to deter slugs - YUCK!
|And I did plant some flowers just for|
Source: Phillips, A. (2011, July 1). A Walk in the Woods. American Scientist, 301-301.