Saturday, September 06, 2008

50 lbs of Meat! Oh My!

Lame-oh apologies from the FF household. Cameron and I have been sick all week with a nasty head cold. She has been wanting to nurse on the hour to sooth her throat and I have been very cranky with a never ending headache.

While it hasn't been a very productive week, I did manage to finally finish "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle". It may have taken me four months to complete, but damn it, I did it! I don't have it in me to prepare enough food stores to get my family through the winter, but I have decided to make a few changes that I feel good about. First off, I ordered 30 pounds of organic beef and 20 pounds of organic pork from Meeting Place Organic Farm in Lucknow, Ontario. It will get delivered at the end of September. I'm curious to see how long it lasts us. We can order more beef in November if we run out. I like the idea of supporting local farmers, and I really like the idea of feeding my family organic meat.

The other thing I am going to do, with the help of my mom, is can apple sauce and pizza sauce. I have grand aspirations of canning much more next year, but for now I think this is a good start. Max loves apple sauce and I make pizza about once a week, so we will definitely use both. I have sourced organic tomatoes and apples from the local market and been promised they will be available in abundance at the end of September. I'll be sure to document my adventures in canning and blog about it. Also, I promise to blog more this coming week, assuming we're all healthy!

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