This post reflects two monumental events…
My first first is my very first blog post…NOT just for The Homestead Experiment…LITERALLY my first blog post!!!
My second first is my first foray into the homestead experiment. By the way, I’m “Hubs” in case you were wondering. My name is Shelby.
No, it wasn’t the unearthing of King Tut’s Tomb or Al Capone’s Vault. And, if it didn’t hold the mystery of these, it certainly hit much closer to home. What was the name of the film?, you ask…
This was one of the most fascinating and, yet, disturbing peeks into how and where the food we eat everyday makes its way “from seed to supermarket” and, ultimately, into our bellies.
Not since my 11th-grade American History class with Mr. Love (whose abundant lectures, along with my copious note-taking, destroyed my handwriting) have I been so challenged regarding “You are what you eat!” Believe me, I just about gave up peanut butter as a junior in high school. Do you have any idea what they allow in that stuff?
Check it out at your local library. But I recommend that big, juicy Outback Special beforehand. Because you may never have another!
Seriously, I’m looking forward to our family experiment. Part of what I’ll be doing is tracking the impact of homesteading on our family budget. Be looking for periodic updates on the impact on our family finances, positive or negative–after all, it is an experiment. With my next post, I’ll let you know what our family of five has spent on average each month. Then we’ll go from there.
Happy Homesteading! –Shelby
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