Friday, March 27, 2009

Just a Thought

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

5 comments:

TX Doodler said...

Amen, sister! Your family is gorgeous & I love this photo. Can I come over for some sweet tea & a good gab session? Just kidding. I made mention of your gorgeous flowers & linked to you on my new blog. Check it out.. (I can remove it, if you want...)

LizBeth said...

Absolutely. I'm so glad my parents had us eat dinner together.

You sure have a good looking family. Liz

Mrs. Trixi said...

I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading through it. We have purchased a small homestead and have thought what can we raise to sell. I had not thought of sheep. Are yours hair sheep or wool? Do you have to have them sheared? I am just curious.

TnFullQuiver said...

TxDooddler,
Thanks so much for linking to me. I have enjoyed reading your blog so I will go check it out again in a few minutes! Thanks again!!!!!

Lizbeth,
I too am glad we ate diner as a family. As the kids get older and older, it gets harder and harder to get everyone around the dinner table at the same time. Our oldest son takes college classes a few nights of the week and he also works several other nights. My younger children hate having dinner without him. It doesn't seem like a real meal unless all 7 of us are around that dinner table!

Mrs. Trixi,
I am so glad you found our blog. Welcome!!! Our sheep are raised for meat. We chose the katahdin sheep so we do not have to shear them. Their hair sheds off in the summer time. We are part of a co-op that buys our sheep. We get more money per lamb if we sell them outright, but we wanted to make sure that we had an avenue to sell them if we couldn't sell them out right. Several people have contacted us and want to buy the sheep from the farm. We charge $200 for each lamb. We will then deliver the live sheep to the fda approved butcher and the buyers will pick up their meat there. That is the only legal way we can sell meat here in Tennessee. Honey is also a great money maker for a small farm. We could sell every quart of honey that we produce. We have quit trying to sell products and instead focus our efforts on producing our own food. That saves thousands of dollars over the course of a year and it gives us much better food to eat! Any extras that we have will be sold. Hope this helps!!!

grace and peace,
julie

Mountain Mama said...

A man of great wisdom! He is so right.

Great photo.