The family on Cedar Lane Farm

The family on Cedar Lane Farm
These are the people I love! That's my sweet mama in the middle. I wonder what she's thinking.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Paying attention

I'm a few years away from the half-century mark, so naturally I'm beginning to pay close attention to my health.  For the last five years or so, my husband of 26 years and I have been nurturing the long process of building our homestead.  Our idea of this is mostly producing our own food (as much as humanly possible), because I want to know where our food comes from.  In this process, we garden, can the harvest, raise our own grass-fed beef.  We have a Jersey cow, so naturally we have our own fresh milk, butter and cheese.  Our chickens give us fresh eggs.  And, if you read my last post, we are trying to raise our own chicken for the freezer, but the coons just wiped our  hopes for this year. 
Farm fresh, free-range, delicious eggs!

Lately, my blogging friends have been giving me some really good information as to healthy food choices, and how we can use our raw milk (and the by-products) to enhance our goals.  I find "The Healthy Home Economist" quite interesting.   A couple of days ago, she said to use the leftover whey, in pancakes!  Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought to save this cloudy, watered-down liquid.  But, now that I know what is in it, I'm in!  Check her website out!

This is me with two beautiful Peruvian women from Huancayo.
Last Summer, I traveled to Peru with four other women from my church.  Our mission was to learn about the Peruvian struggles and be advocates for them back here in the states.  One of their struggles was Monsanto  and their genetically modified seeds.  Surprise, surprise.  (can you feel the sarcasm?)  Peru doesn't want them either!  Since returning, I've been diligent in choosing foods that are Monsanto-free!  That means buying heirloom seeds, saving them, reading labels and educating myself as to what the labels mean.  It also means NOT buying certain things, right?

Hopefully, I am making a difference in my life and the lives of my family, by growing, tending, preparing and consuming healthy farm-fresh goodness....the way God intended. 

1 comment:

  1. To your last sentence, amen and amen. Found you through Earthineer. Love what you've written so far. We use whey to soak oatmeal and other grains a la "Nourishing Traditions".