We hear so much about GMO/non-GMO, free range vs. cages and pens, antibiotics are good…no, they are bad…huh? Sugar is bad for you, so is the artificial stuff, organic/non-organic…ugh! So frustrating! The biggest frustrating thing of all is the ugliness that comes out of it regardless of which “side” one may be on. I don’t pretend to understand it all…in fact, I don’t understand most of it. I’m just a simple girl living a simple life in my little corner of the world and what I do know is that I am blessed to be living in America where I have the choice.I’m not saying that I am for or against any of those things or that I don’t want to educate myself whenever possible. There is just so much misinformation out there it’s sometime hard to weed out the garbage from the good stuff.
For me, producing top quality cattle and horses, and putting good nutritious food on the table for my family is important. Our method of raising our animals stems from wanting to be good stewards of what God has blessed us with. We garden, mostly because fresh fruits and veggies just taste so darn good! The fact that they are better for us is an added plus. Would I buy green beans or tomatoes in a can from the store. Sure. I do it all the time. It’s not a problem for me. I just want to do what I can when I can to care for my family.
We all have to live in this world together. Why do we make it so complicated?
I know I’ve been guilty of being judgmental if someone does things different than we do, yet get offended if I feel that same judgement.
Balance… That is going to be different for you than it is for me. Wouldn’t it be nice if we (me) could respect those differences and share our knowledge with each other without judgment?
Thanks for reading,