Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Colossians 1:10

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

Wait, you're what?

We're in the business of raising autonomous adults NOT children here!


Friday, April 13, 2012

We bought a cow...

well, we actually bought half of a cow. I was talking with our neighbors the other day and telling them that I was going to go down to the organic dairy farm near by and get some milk to make yogurt. My friend asked if we were going to Gaucho Farms. I told her I'd never heard of that farm. She then proceeded to tell me it was a farm that raise organic meat. I was all ears. She didn't know too much about it, but I googled it when I got home. They were selling some stuff at a local farmers' market today, so we swung by to scope them out. They aren't USDA certified organic, but they raise their livestock along those standards: no growth hormones, no antibiotics, grass fed on the pasture that's not treated with pesticides, they don't feed them corn (which is probably genetically modified if you're in the good old US of A). I was sold. I put down our deposit and in about 45 days we should have our yummy, healthy, wholesome goodness beef. Smile. I wanted to stay and chat some more, but Daniel called and asked if I could bring him some lunch since he left the lunch I had packed him (leftover chicken) in the car while he was in his class and it went bad quickly. That's what happens when it sits for a few hours in the baking heat of the interior of a car. So we grabbed some pesticide free kale and a 4 pack of beef patties from the stand and set of to give the man some food.

Speaking of food. At the beginning of the week we had no meat in the house and hardly any money in the checking account (we had plenty of money in the savings accounts which I did not want to move) so I got creative with my cooking.
I made a lentil meatless loaf:
 To make it much more visually pleasing I put it on some romaine:
 Well, I broke down and bought 1 small chicken and a dozen eggs since Daniel was sick of oatmeal and no meat:
$7.09 worth of food
Well, yesterday we had lots of money in the checking account, so I took the girls (who fell asleep in the car on the way) to the grocery store to stock up on some food. Yes, you do see those 2 boxes of horrible for you cereal. I don't pretend that they are in the least bit healthy. I must say I was craving pure unhealthy junk cereal and so I let each girl pick out a box for their own (but they must share with me). The only stipulation was that the box must be less than $2 (which is hard to find at times).
$85.45 worth of food
 This is our food from the quick stop by the farmers' market:
$7.50 worth of food

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