It seems that so much of my life is involved with feeding somebody! If it isn't husband and kids, then it is some animal. Everybody on this farm likes to eat. We grow or raise a lot of our own food. I wish we could do more because our grocery budget is still high. I was doing freezer inventory last night. The cow that we slaughtered in September is almost gone. How does one family eat that much beef in just a few short months?!! I thought an entire cow was suppose to last at least a year. I do have to keep in mind that we feed 7 to 9 people on a regular basis. Although we haven't raised any more pigs here on our farm, we did purchase a whole hog from a friend. He gave us a good deal which turned out to be almost as cheap as raising it ourselves. He had extra so he was willing to share. I am so thankful to have pork back in the freezer. Our canned goods are not holding out very well either. I have already finished the last of my home grown tomato sauce, grape jelly, and most of our green beans. Next year will find me planning and growing and canning way more than I did this past year! I learned my lesson. We are feeding up another cow to hit the freezer in the month of March. We are also looking to purchase pigs again soon. I suggested we wait until it gets just a little bit warmer outside. It isn't that pressing now that we have a freezer full of pork!
The musings of a godly husband and wife seeking a simpler life in today's world. Pour a cup of coffee and spend time with us as we ramble on about spirituality, raising children, farm steading, politics, sports, woodworking, and all the other things in life we enjoy.