Last night, for dinner, we ate eggs from our chickens, lettuce, carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and broccoli from our garden, applesauce that I made last season, and toast.
That means 90% of our meal came fresh from our own property.
That felt really amazing.
Then, for dessert, these two Dear Ones were excited to eat popsicles!
And what kind of popsicles were they?
Grape. Frozen grape juice made last year from our very own crop.
And that is why we choose to live so far away from the convenience of restaurants and well-stocked markets. For a few brief months each Summer, we can live off of the land. A choice that I hope will have lasting benefits in my children's bones, muscles, skin, and hearts.