Thursday, March 25, 2010


....laying hens, some goats, black angus on the hoof, wheat in the field, 100 meat birds, and a jersey cow.

As you know we've been switching Rylee (and of course us) to a better organic way of eating. And until I have that list of "needs" on my own farm, we will pay:

$10.99 for 3L of organic milk
$5.99 for a dozen free range organic eggs
I won't scare you with the meat prices...

I have ordered up some cheese making supplies which should be here in the next couple of weeks. I can't wait! Of course that all started because I read the Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Unhealthy Truth, and found THIS BLOG. I read it right from the beginning. Incredible! Just when I thought buying wheat and grinding it yourself was a big deal, Kat, one ups me and grows her own wheat. She's also kicked Juan Valdez to the curb....yeah, she grows her own coffee too! Love it!!! Go and check the blog out...I think you're going to really like it.

On another note, I think I'm going through a mid-life crises. Not the normal symptoms of heightened shoe shopping or husband changes. No, I find myself daydreaming about farm tractors, planting crops and making artisan cheese from my Nigerian dwarfs. (Janice, don't be concerned...they're goats.) So, be warned, my 4 loyal followers....there are changes coming....big changes. And if you happen to see pictures of me with ankle length denim dresses and my hair covered...oh and maybe in rubber boots too, don't stop reading here. It's still me! Just figuring out my life and where I'm supposed to be heading....okay? Okay!


  1. OKAY! :)

    I have to admit those $5.99 a dozen eggs are some of the best I've ever tasted. Our milk isn't that expensive....$5.99 or so for 2L. Thankfully Organic is becoming less of a "trend" and more mainstream. But if you got your own animals and you know what goes in. Awesome! I'm hoping to get more acquainted with our local farmers market this summer!

  2. Hoping you get all the creatures that you desire! And wishing I were your neighbor!

  3. I'm always happy to hear when someone is coming over to our way of living. It's wonderful when we can do for ourselves. I'm not able (or willing) to do our own meat, but was lucky to find Amish in the area that sell grass fed, totally naturally raised beef, for get this-----
    $2.50 a pound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm thrilled! And the taste is SO different than what we were getting at the store.
    Best to you!

  4. Hey P! I have a little enclave of Amish near the new house...gonna be a regular customer, I think.

  5. Hiya 2 Tramps! Can you imagine the cocktail parties we'd have?!?! You bring the chicken feet! LOL

  6. Morning Sue!! $2.50????? That's a steal! I ordered up a 1/4 beef at $3.70/lb and thought that was tremendous! Big Daddy says it tastes more like Moose meat since it's NOT SO FATTY! I definitely have to find a better way to cook it.

  7. Moose meat or elk might be worth looking into! Can't ever might like 'em!

    Hope you get everything on the waish list!

  8. Hey Jim!! I think I'll stick to beef....for now! LOL

  9. Denim dresses and head coverings? Wow, that IS weird. :o)

    We could so hang out!


  10. Ohhhhhh Kim, you made me giggle!! I would soooo love to hang out with you!