I have been doing a little competition with myself. I am trying to not buy groceries for the rest of the years (4 mos.). I have a few stipulations such as:
I can buy meat from our neighbor (a butcher) if any comes available (deer season).
I can also buy pumpkins from the farmer’s market.
Lastly, I can buy fruit (oranges, apples, and grapefruit) from the FFA (Future Farmers of America) kids when they sell it in Nov/Dec.
Well, I cheated. I went to the farmer’s market yesterday and bought:
and bison liver
I couldn’t help myself. I have been wanting salad and okrafor so long. My lettuce died, my okra is producing about 2 a week, and I have no self control. Hey, it’s not like I ran to Walmart and bought a family-sized bag of Snickers or something.
Dinner last night was:
Chili with local beef and venison
a fresh, local salad (some of which was home grown)
and okra cooked in bacon grease
It was delicious!
I would call it a complete failure, but I am going to try to do better in the future and fight off those craving for fresh veggies, haha!