Monday, March 30, 2009


Some of you know me well enough to know that I 1) like to buy as much organically/naturally as our teensy weensy grocery budget allows 2) support local businesses.

SOooooo...quite a while ago I got a wild hair and thought I'd try to find a local ranch that sells natural beef.  I was already buying Laura's Lean Beef from the store and got curious about the cost of a local option.  

I have to tell you, it was difficult to find any and I found way less than I expected.  I kept thinking, where are these people?  After all, we live in one of the biggest metroplexes in the nation. AND, not only that, but we live in TEXAS.  Hello?!

I did fine a few options.  Some were out of control, crazy expensive. Some were too far.  But, I did find one that looked like a possibility. So, I made contact and then waited and THEN I found out we were pregnant and so much went on the back burner including this.  

Recently, I got an email that said they were taking orders for an upcoming delivery.  And I took the plunge!  Ordered 25 lbs of ground beef grown naturally with no pesticides, antibiotics, or other unidentifiable stuff.  I was so excited.  I'd have the freezer stocked for a while, have a healthy product, AND support our local economy. Rock On!

Today was the day!  We'll call it B Day....Beef Day.  Picked it up, the whole wad!  Brought it home and put it in the freezer (with one in the fridge to thaw for upcoming yumminess).

I meant to take my camera and get a picture of Jim and his sweet wife, BUT at the last minute Dane was fussing and my brain went out the window.  I remembered AS I was driving up to the drop location. So, I missed that photo op, but snapped a pic of my happy freezer drawer.


The Lowe Family said...

i wanna go in halfsies with someone one day to split a whole cow..wouldn't that be fun? i need an outdoor freezer though first...but yea, i always think of doing that.

The Lowe Family said...

ps...i'm convienantly "unavailable" to all who want to speak with me today. but nice try! *wink*

Mrs. Russell said...

I wanna try some :)