Howdy everyone! How was your February? It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of the month…It feels like there should be at least one more, right? Well, it’s been a busy month for us, anyways.
1. We spent 2 weeks out of town, doing a “neuro intensive” for one of our adopted kiddos. It was a great trip. First we stopped in Redmond for the Refresh Conference, which was a super encouraging conference for adoptive families. Then we moved on to Spokane for the intensive. We’ve seen a lot of healing in a short amount of time. Amazing! I will be posting about it on my new site, Adopt, Love, Nourish. I’ve also got a guest post coming from the counselor who worked with us for those 2 weeks, explaining neurofeedback in layman’s terms. Yay!
2. We’ve been getting ready to get our first DAIRY COW! Her name is Violet. I promise to post pictures as soon as we get her! My hubby has been busy installing gates in our barn to make proper stalls, driving t-posts, and making trips to the farm store & the hardware store for various supplies. I have wanted a dairy cow f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!!
3. I planned a menu for the next 2 months, using up everything in our freezers. I know, crazy. Why am I doing this? #1 I want to spend less money on groceries. I bought a week’s worth of groceries today (to fill in the gaps of what we don’t have in our freezer) and spent $37. $37 for a week worth of groceries, for 6 people! Very cool! #2 We need to clear out our freezers, because very soon we’ll be raising broilers again–and when it’s processing day, we need the freezer space. Somebody wanna come build us a walk-in freezer? But seriously, if you live in Oregon and you want to order chicken, now is the time, we’re taking pre-orders. Last year we sold out! Our farm website is: Pure Life Farm, and we raise pastured broilers that are fed a soy-free, corn-free, non-GMO feed.
Anyways, I want to share some links from Feb! This is what I’ve enjoyed:
Foods I’ll be cooking to use the foods in my freezer:
Chicken Liver Pate from Nourished Kitchen We’ve got lots of chicken liver in our freezer. Go figure, we’re chicken farmers! My husband loves chicken liver pate, so of course, this is on our menu!
Tuscan Chicken Soup There are also a lot of broilers in our freezer, and this soup looks yummy! Have you ever heard of putting radishes in soup? This will be new for my family!
Apple, Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausages We still have lots of bacon in our freezer & our 3 pigs (which were bred on our farm!) are about to be turned into more pork for the freezer. These look tasty!
Roasted Chicken Another simple way to use up the broilers in our freezer. (I make it sound like it’s a bad thing, having lots of chicken in the freezer! Ha!) =)
25 Ways to Use Lentils for a Fast, Frugal and Fabulous Meal I’ve got lots of lentils, too. Not in my freezer, of course!
Sweet Potato Chips fried with Coconut Oil Oh yum. Just yum! I’ve made butternut squash fries in coconut oil and they are super yummy, I bet these are amazing, too! We have sweet potatoes in the fridge in our laundry room from Thanksgiving. I mostly cook GAPS and don’t even think about them. Do you think they’re still good? If they are, I’m totally making chips!
Sweets to keep me sweet.
Health & Nutrition posts that I recommend:
Farming/Homesteading Posts I enjoyed: