Okay, my last post I talked about just eating locally. As I got to studying the things in my pantry, I realize this is going to take a little bit of planning and organizing. So, maybe I should have said that we are going to try HARDER to eat locally.lol. I want to be able to grow everything we need and eat here on the farm. But, it's not going to happen over night. I realize that now. One day and one purchase at a time. Me and Hubby were discussing how much we actually did this year towards our goal. We canned and froze quite a bit of food. More than we did the year before.(Which was hardly anything) Next year, we will do even more. As much as I wanted to, I couldn't just snap my fingers and it would all happen at once. Although, wouldn't that be nice?
Another thing I learned was, if you are making your own food from your pantry, you have to plan more. You can't just pop an 11 pound ham into the microwave after you get off work. It doesn't work that way. Although, once again, it would be nice. So I found out that one of the things that I have to learn is meal planning. I thought I was good at that. WRONG! Hotdogs don't count when it comes to planning good local and nutritional foods to eat.
So, I'm taking back the things I said in my last post. (at least some of it) There are guide lines that we want to go by, (like eat local, organic, not genetically modified, and eat our own food that WE grow.)but it's going to take a little longer to get where we want. But you have admit, we are closer than when we started.
So for now.....
Small Farm Girl,gun jumper.