March 8th

Day 67 — My freezer is once more filled with beef.  Fresh, locally produced, no hormones and humanely raised.  I can eat it knowing in my heart (and stomach) that I’ve done my best to not only feed my family good food, but I’ve done it in a way that supports local farmers, the local economy and saved at least one animal from the nightmare existence of a feedlot.



  1. shoreacres said,

    March 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    You’ll often find me straggling in a few days after a post – but I can’t help but leave a comment sometimes. Like, now! I was raised in Iowa, and we always “knew” our beef. We’d buy direct from the butcher, who’d hang the carcass for us as long as we wanted, and then custom cut and freezer wrap. I still remember the wonderful feeling of security that came with a freezer full of meet, and how much better than meat tasted.

    Now, at least I have a local butcher and also buy beef that he buys in-state, at least. I don’t think I could buy meat in a grocery store any more. At my meat market, if I want ground round, I can pick out the piece of round and he’ll grind it for me right there. Very nice.

    One family at a time, maybe we can take back some power over our food!

    • shoreacres said,

      March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      My goodness. I should leave my contact lenses in longer. Make that, “a freezer full of meat, and how much better that meat tasted”. 😉

  2. klrs09 said,

    March 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for the comment. I think it’s so important that we know where our food comes from — and I know, too, that sadly it’s just not possible for everyone in terms of economics and location, but the more people make themselves aware of what they put in their mouths the better off we all will be. Future generations are going to suffer horribly for the amount of processed foods in our diets.

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