Actual Meals for Breakfast | The Survival Gardener

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“The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible.” -Sir Albert Howard

We have been on an extended, household quest in direction of actual meals.

The extra I’ve found about fashionable farming, the much less I want to eat the trash industrial farms are producing. From degraded soils to ripening wheat by spraying with RoundUp, I’m sick and uninterested in being poisoned. Add to that the chlorine and fluoride in our water, the toxins in our ingesting containers, the pollution within the rivers… what a multitude!

Since you virtually can’t purchase good meals anymore (uncooked milk bans, anybody?) we’re combating again in our personal little means by attempting to provide the most effective meals attainable on the bottom obtainable to us.

A key to this has been our little dairy cows. One is in milk now, and the opposite could be very pregnant and will probably be in milk inside weeks.

We at the moment get 1.5 gallons of milk per day from Brandy, our present milker. Rachel milks her morning and night, every single day.

Her palms are the precise measurement for the cow’s teats. When I attempt to milk, it’s ridiculous – I actually can’t pull it off.

From the milk Brandy offers, we now make all our personal yogurt and butter, and are increasing into cheesemaking, due to this excellent book by David Asher.

Here is a bit of selfmade mozzarella:

And some selfmade butter:

And, breakfast combining each with some farm eggs from our chickens and a few pickled greens:

The solely objects on that plate not produced on the homestead are the Chinese cabbage within the live-fermented veggies and the spices Rachel added.

The peppers, eggs, tomatoes, butter, cheese, beets and cucumbers had been all ours, due to the Providence of God.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” -Psalm 103:1-5

We are actually glad with good issues.

It’s been an extended highway so far. We began with rising a few of our personal greens way back, then moved on to fruits and herbs and roots, then to chickens and goats, and now cows. We additionally realized concerning the risks of sugar, of seed oils, of poor mineral content material in soil and extra.

Cows are among the finest decisions now we have made, and we’re blessed to have a pasture we are able to borrow to deal with them in. They flip grass into fantastic meals.

I walked by the meat part of an area grocery retailer yesterday afternoon and appeared on the costs of meat, then remarked to Rachel, “You know… I think we could almost just get by with dairy, eggs and chicken at this point.”

Somewhat milk, just a few eggs, the occasional rooster for the pot and a few cheese and butter go a great distance, particularly when paired with homegrown potatoes, greens, beans and extra.

I additionally know that I’m not consuming unpronounceable chemical compounds and pesticide residues, or meals which are lifeless from processing.

What a blessing! Soon, the second cow will probably be in milk and we’ll get about three gallons per day. I’m wanting ahead to increasing our experiments with dairy.

Even in case you don’t have house for cows, I encourage you to exchange factory-produced junk with your personal homegrown meals as a lot as attainable. There is numerous pleasure in consuming what you’ve earned by arduous work.

Cheetos could also be tempting, however good meals is actually satisfying and makes you are feeling nice.

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