Dreaming on the Inside
January 2, 2016, 4:47 pm
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January 2, 2015

This morning I butchered a beef for some farmstead friends of mine. It was a great day for butchering, cold but not brutal. The beef fell quickly and was treated humanely right to the very end of his life. It now hangs cooling, waiting to be transformed into steaks, roasts and ground beef.

I have chores done and I am looking through the new seed catalogs. It will soon be time to order for the 2016 gardening season. It is fun to sit inside, on a cold day, and dream of warm soil and growing plants. I guess a day for dreaming on the inside is just what I needed.

The basket above was a sample from our garden. It is a wonderful thing to eat fresh, home grown vegetables. Add them to home raised meat and it is food fit for a king. If a man is the king of his castle, then I am eating just what I should be. I can say this; farm raised food cooked by my wife, is better than any that I can buy!

So, I will warm my body and my soul today, as I dream about garden vegetables, a juicy steak and a slice of apple pie. It doesn’t hurt one bit to dream on the inside 🙂

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I agree.
I can’t exactly relate on the butchering–I’m a vegetarian myself–but I have huge respect for the farm to table movement that treats food animals humanely. (Awesome.) But as for dreaming of the gardening season, I’ve been doing the same thing today, salivating over the thought of farm fresh tomatoes and the garden that will bring them.

Comment by almostfarmgirl

Thank you for reading my blog! I also want to say thank you for your tolerance of my meat eating habit. Spring is coming. The gardens will be waking up and the new grass growing for the livestock. All of us will share the sunshine. I, like you, agree that any farm to table movement is a wonderful thing! Happy Gardening…Ralph

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