This is an entry in this month’s contest “What Inspired You To Start Growing Your Own Food?”. Be sure to rate this article!
I hope this qualifies as “growing” your own food! I moved to the country about 13 yrs ago, at the age of 44. What a shock for a city girl! I immediately got my kids involved in 4-H so we could all learn about farming and ranching.
The kids wanted to show an animal and we had a good friend who loaned us some boer goats and off we went!
Once you get involved in this, it just snowballs into other areas, as we met so many folks who shared so much knowledge that we used to help us in our new lifestyle!
Then, I met a couple of wonderful ladies who had dairy goats and that was the “hook” for me! I tasted my first goat milk and goat butter and WOW! That is such amazingly good stuff, that I wanted my own!
I only maintain 2 nannies and an occasional visiting billy. They are so loving and happy to “give” delicious nutrition in a jar, every day!
We have cows, chickens and donkeys, but dairy goats are my favorite! I have come a long way from not knowing anything about farm animals to having our own beef in the freezer, our own milk in the fridge and fresh, free range eggs every morning! This IS the life!
Thanks Marjory for all the encouragement!
The prize for the winner of this months contest is valued at $100 and includes a copy of the “Grow Your Own Groceries” video set, “Alternatives To Dentists” video set, and 3 months of free membership in the Core Community. If you want to enter this month’s contest, write an essay on “How You Got Started Growing Food” and submit it here at this link: http://growyourowngroceries.org/contribute-here/