When I first came down here I could not find the foods I wanted to cook. I don’t eat processed foods, I do not like to eat meat or chicken that have been raised in cramped or cruel conditions and I am very dubious about the commercial feeds that these animals are fed. Plus I was very uncomfortable with contributing to these kinds of industries. So I decided that I would either become a vegetarian eating my own vegetables or grow my own meat to supplement the vegetables and remain an omnivore. The little plot of land that my husband owned enabled me to grow my own food. I am a lucky girl.
There are more questions. I have another post underway. I am looking forward to answering them too, asap!
Have a lovely day.
Thank you! I hoped you’d be able to find time for all the good questions 🙂 I’m always interested in what other people have in their pantries; mine is getting more and more limited as I cook more and more from scratch and slowly edge refined sugar and processed flours out of my diet.
Have a very Happy New Year. Wishing you all the best for 2017.
I copied and pasted all these questions from the comments section – then answered them – something I have done often before but the format has completely screwed up once published this time. I have no idea what has just gone on. I guess you can read some of it. I will be deleting this later this morning after chores. It does not work. Sorry about that. I have never had a post fail so spectacularly before!
Sometimes the WP format does that. I think you can clear the formatting or go into and clean up the html version. Regardless the Q & A is interesting. Happy New Year ♡
I thought it was like a puzzle, trying to read it–good for the brain! But I do hope you’ll copy and paste (if you can) before you delete–want to be able to fully read your answers!
thank you for answering my question … so basically you starved the rats out
That is my current plan too. I just bought a bunch of metal trash cans this week, with lids that should be “rat proof”. My dog manages to kill 1-2 per night but this year has been ridiculous! I never had a rat problem in the five years I’ve had my farm. With free range chickens and goats I can’t take a chance with poison or traps.
Yes – dogs are the best – great that you have a ratter! c
Didn’t realise you’d been ill …hope your holiday in Canada gives you some respite from the daily toil….happy new year:)
Interesting reading but wondering why on my page some things are squeezed tight to the margin and difficult to read. Anyone else having that problem? Good luck catching the wayward bucket! Health and happiness for 2017 to you and yours, the Farmy and the Fellowship.
Yes, in my editing version it is fine but when published it is reading as an ever diminishing comment thread. Very boring!! I am working on fixing it .. or deleting it
I had no problem with reading today’s blog post. I enjoyed it very much – as always. And, as always – YOU ARE AMAZING!! You’re one hell of a hard worker, you’re wonderful with your animals and they all love you, you don’t eat processed foods – at all – which alone is so admirable…. and you set out to ‘feed yourselves’ and that’s just what you’ve done. Another thing I always tell you is ‘I don’t know how you do it all’… Plus, you don’t get mean… just quiet… that’s amazing in itself! Happy New Year Cecilia.. from Cecile. ; o )
Very good news that you’re on the mend… good stuff. And thank you for these answered questions; always interesting, what you do and how you do it.
Best wishes for the new year! ~ Mame 🙂
What a great idea-the questions to answer. Thank you. And so glad you are on the mend. Happy New Year!
thinking of you as I watched the New Year fireworks from NZ Sky Tower. We still about 8 hours to go 🙂 Laura
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[J+D] We had some questions but weren’t sure whether they’d be tedious to answer. You’re very generous in your time! It’s great to learn of someone else – many thousands of miles away – who, like us, chooses to eat seasonally according to what the land provides, knowing both plenty and lack, and finding richness whatever the circumstances. Thank you , Celi, for your daily posts: they are a delight!
Now, that was truly great fun. And a good read. Happiest of New Years to you, c.
That was a great read of Q&A – please don’t delete it. Hopefully you can find a way to reformat so that it goes flush left. Maybe copy into a Word document and then copy and paste the whole thing? I have no idea how blogs works, don’t really need to know. Just know that there are a bunch of them I love to read daily – and this one is third on my list!
Happy New Year for tomorrow morning!
Chris S in Canada
Sending the Happiest of Happy New Year wishes to you and Our John, and all in the Fellowship of the Farmy Family!!! xoxoxo
Thank you for answering all those questions. I find I learn a lot from reading your posts Celi. Much appreciated!
That was probably good for us! It gave us a little mental workout! Happy New Year to all!
Thank you for answering the questions very interesting. Happy new year everyone! 💥🎉
Thank you for answering these many interesting questions. You are such a vital person and multi talented. Not to mention just plain fun to read.
I love this post. Looking forward to the rest of the questions. I hope you feel better!
Great questions and interesting and wonderful answers!
Thanks for the Q & A, very interesting and thouht provoking.
I wish you and yours and all the Fellowship a most Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!!!
This is my opinion about keeping your chickens isolated from wild birds. In commercial facilities this becomes a problem because the birds there have no immunity. Within a couple of generations, your backyard birds (even if they came from a hatchery) will become immune to common things wild birds might carry. Every time there’s an epidemic of some sort, the wild birds get blamed, even though there is scarcely ever a die off of wild birds, and even backyard birds are not affected much.
Now this was fun.
Wishing you miles of smiles, intriguing wanderings, and lots of wonder in the New Year! Cheers and onward with spirit, courage, and hope.
Happy New Year! I can’t even begin to imagine how it’s going to go, but it’s a new start anyway :*)
I had been wondering about how it all got started. Good Q&A. Interesting information. Looking forward to more happy news from the farmy this year. All the best to everyone,
I LOVE reading these. Like the old Interview magazine except about you and your farm. It’s fascinating!
I enjoyed this little insight, now to read a bit more. Happy New Year!