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Organic Food-Cheap, Just Ask!

Organic Food-Cheap, Just Ask!

I got 4 dozen of these extra large, organic, brown eggs for .25 a dozen this week!  One of our local grocery stores is very proactive about discounting eggs and dairy that are about to expire.  Expiration dates are really more like suggestions than hard and fast […]

Cinder Block Herb Tower-Six blocks

Cinder Block Herb Tower-Six blocks

I’m always looking for more space.  I planted a small herb garden a few years ago and now it’s full.  We have small side yard between our deck and fence that I’ve been using for container gardening.  I can’t dig there because of buried utility lines.  […]

Who Can Afford to Eat Organic?- update

Who Can Afford to Eat Organic?- update

It’s that time of year when people are thinking about getting healthy and saving money and asking if those two desires are mutually exclusive.  Two years ago I wrote a series of posts about the affordability of organic food.  Do you feel like food prices have increased […]

Bone Broth-How to Make Beef Broth

Bone Broth-How to Make Beef Broth

If you haven’t heard about bone broth yet, you probably will soon.  It is one of those very old nutritional ideas that is enjoying fresh attention. The terms broth and stock are often used interchangeably and you can find different definitions depending on where you […]

Farmland-Film Review

Farmland-Film Review

I recently had a chance to attend a screening of the film, Farmland, directed by James Moll.  This documentary film follows six next generation farmers and ranchers to showcase their work, their lives and the challenges they face to produce food.  Two of the six […]

Food Donation Dilemma-What I Decided

Food Donation Dilemma-What I Decided

Last post I explored my personal dilemma over donating food that I considered unhealthy to a church food drive, probably at greater length than you cared to read.  In any case I am back with what I have decided. 1.  We did donate cash to the […]

Should I Donate Unhealthy Food to a Food Drive?

Should I Donate Unhealthy Food to a Food Drive?

I stopped at a rack of large empty paper sacks with lists of food items stapled to them in the church lobby.  I reached for one, I hesitated.  “Do you want to donate to the food drive?” my husband asked.  “I do, but I feel […]

Winter Citrus Sunshine

Winter Citrus Sunshine

  I always wondered why the local home center/garden center sold tropical plants like oranges and lemons in the middle of the midwest.  It must be possible to grow them here and just bring them indoors during the winter.  The summer before last I purchased […]

Cow Comfort and Raw Milk

Cow Comfort and Raw Milk

I was recently a guest of the Missouri Farm Bureau, (find out more about the organization here ) on their fall farm tour and had the opportunity to visit a beef cattle farm, a row crop farm and an independent dairy farm.  I would guess […]

Can You Have Too Much Zucchini?

Can You Have Too Much Zucchini?

I believe it was Garrison Keiler who said, “July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people don’t put squash on the front seat. I used to think that was a joke.”  Last year […]