Thursday, August 14, 2008

Beef, etc.

We picked up 156 lbs of grassfed beef from a local farmer today. We purchased pork from him last year and were really impressed. We've also enjoyed his chickens. There's something so satisfying about seeing the freezer fill up. At the end of the month Colin and the boys will bring fish from Canada and it can join the beef, pork, chickens and blueberries in the freezer. By there will probably be some chopped frozen green peppers, too, because we're getting a bunch all at once.

More zucchini for dinner tonight along with fresh tomatoes an pork side. Last night I made unstuffed green peppers over rice and it was wonderful. I need to write down what I did.

I'm planting some things for fall harvest now: more lettuce and spinach, turnips, beets, leeks, and kale. Next year I want to plant potatoes for fall harvest. Our tomatoes are not producing as well this year as we had hoped, so I probably won't have a lot to freeze. It looks like the biggest bunch of them will ripen next week while I'm gone.

One of the best things about the garden and buying our food in bulk and really stocking up when things like pasta, rice, bread, and beans are on sale is that our grocery expenditures are down. What a bonus when we're eating healthier, better tasting food!


Susan said...

About the freezer filling -- I noticed today that I'm not depleting the freezer hardly at all. We've been eating out of the garden or the organic co-op boxes, and those frozen fruits and veggies just keep sitting there, waiting for winter. The meat, too, isn't getting used too quickly because I'm spending my time with the produce, and there's enough of it that we're eating less meat. I think this is probably a good thing.

Jane said...

Same here. The pantry and the freezer contents are lasting longer and we are eating so many veggies!