Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Am I going green?
Well I started my day with running around the corner to my local Tom Thumb's to stock up on some 3.99 lb Ribeye steaks. Daddy Dude and I have started a bi weekly tradition of eating a big ole ribeye with a baked (sometimes sweet) potato on Saturday night. It a great break for me because Daddy Dude prepares it all and clean up is included! Since we never get a date night out but for Christmas dinner with his work, we decided that this would be a good trade off.
But with the steaks running over 10 bucks a pound, we have to catch it when it's on sale. So far God's blessed us and we haven't gone without. But things maybe changing. Prices are going up all over the place. I can't believe that I am paying the same price for my milk as my gas! And a loaf of bread is almost just as much! Yikes. I have really become very frugal this past year. I use the bear minimum of the amounts of detergent, soap, shampoo, water and everything else you can think of.
I do realize that by living where I do I am blessed to be so close to everything. My milk supply comes from the Braums just around the corner from us. And I have a wholesale bread store just around the other corner. I do run to Sprouts bi weekly. It's a good drive but the prices are worth it to me.
I have been throwing around the idea of raising a couple of chickens for our egg supply. Daddy Dude thought I was nuts until last Saturday he asked how much eggs are now days!
My friend and I talked about it today and we are looking into it. How about a garden to boot?
And if the city would permit, I would probably look into a dairy cow too!
Yes it would be work to care for animals/gardens but at least you would know what you are ingesting and the cost would be minimum compared to the store in the long run.
We (American's) by most are such consumers! We buy, buy and buy some more. Not really giving to much thought about the why, what and where part. It's not that I have really changed my views on it all. I've just never cared to find out about it all. I mean when you are informed about something you have a choice to what you can do with that information. You either turn the other way and pretend that you don't know about it or you do something about it.
So in my small way I'm trying to help. Using those weird cloth reusable grocery bags instead of paper or plastic, Recycling, buying more green products and stuff like that. I've even stepped somewhat back from going to the doctor and seek a more "friendly" approach to helping our bodies out when illness or injury arises.
Am I becoming one of the tree huggers that I used to make fun of? Could be")