Everytime I shop I vote with my money. As I become more and more concerned with eating organically and sustainably I am trying to spend money the way I believe. I want the animals I eat to have had a decent life. I don't want to be supporting chemical farming practices. I don't want to support wage slavery (or actual slavery).
Last year I joined a CSA. Last year I met a farmer who raises pigs and cattle. I bought a pig and had it butchered. That has been a good experience, although it was way too much meat for our family. It was just a huge temptation to eat it all. While I am ok with eating meat it should be eaten sparingly. This year I am going to attempt to grow A LOT more of our own vegetables. This year I'm thinking about buying a cow, but asking several people to go in on it with us.
Other things I'm going to try this year. Beekeeping. I'm taking a wood working class and am going to build a Top Bar Beehive. From there I'll attempt to .... keep/shepherd/watch/grow/allow/supervise a colony of bees. See how that works out.
I am a part of a co-op where they have bulk food available. I bring my own containers and fill them there. I just love that. I use mason jars for just about all of my food storage and I bring a box of them to the co-op and fill them there. It is really cool and I have lots of people say, "I wish I had thought of that."
Lots of plans for this coming year!
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