We hear this “green” term so much these days.  I’ve been internet crawling for several weekends..and I think I’ve finally figured this out. Sort of…..

The meat we eat is nothing like the meat our forefathers ate.  The beef, pork and poultry is crammed with so many antibiotics and hormones that we have no idea how it would taste without them.  The fruit and vegetables we buy are loaded with insecticides and pesticides….and that’s pretty much all one can taste when you bite into them.

I talked to Steve about having chickens…but I wonder what I would do with them when they quit laying….I don’t think I could “kill” them myself…but if I could take them to someone who could do “it” and give me the meat…..well, I would consider that.  And then, I look at myself and think ….”that is pretty lame”  I should be able to raise an animal that I plan on eating and eat it.  Now, while writing this, I understand that this sounds horrible..but this is what we have been doing for hundreds of years.  Why should I go to the ‘big store” and buy meat that is brutally raised and inoculated with all kinds of poisons?  I could raise a cow, bull, goat, sheep, chicken…that animal could live and be happy during it’s life and then make me happy when I eat.

I think I will start with Chickens.




4 thoughts on “Sustainablitily

  1. Rhonda says:

    We have raised our own beef for several years , now chickens and quail. We have eaten dear meat for years. We have raised a garden for many years. This is what all our families used to have to do and they were skinnier and healthier and probaly happier. I like the green idea and am working on leaning more that way. I have being really trying to avoid a unprocessed meal plan the last few weeks and have done well, it’s hard to stay on track because it’s so easy to just pull up to a fast food joint, as I did on Wednesday ordered a meal an couldn’t even finish it ….yuck.
    Chickens are a great start , easy to raise and an enjoyable hobby. The eggs are great ….Good luck

    • Rhonda – Great to hear from you. I am trying to learn as much as I can. I need to change a lot of things, but hearing that there are others who have done it or are trying to do it gives me great encouragement!

  2. LeAnn says:

    You are gonna eat goats & sheep?! I would try being a vegetarian first!

  3. heehee…well, I don’t think I can be a vegetarian…but if I have to “do” the animal in on my own, I might consider it…

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