I’ve been so busy with the baby and work and working out, I haven’t had time to properly get my butt into the garden and plant some seeds.
Thank goodness Andy has my back.
We eat A LOT of vegetables. Every day. More than we did as vegetarians. It’s good, but it can be expensive. I mean, grains are really cheap by comparison.
So we do what we can to save money. Growing our own is one way — although it’s risky. You never know what pest or disease can take out your crops. (Last year our squashes were nearly decimated by the squash vine borer.)
I supplement with trips to the grocery store and farmers markets, because I like to support local farmers.
Every Wednesday, the kids and I make a trek over to The Triangle for the SFC Farmers Market where we pick up our CSA box and our weekly order from Richardson Farms. Luke nearly always gets a Tacodeli taco (bean, potato, & cheese), and the guy knows him because Luke has been ordering and paying for his own taco for YEARS.
But I digress. We do all of this because food quality is important to us. We eat meat, vegetables, some fruit, nuts, seeds and good quality oils. (Well, except for that taco.) Vegetables and meat can be expensive (don’t get me started on food subsidies and inequalities — I’ll leave that for Michael Pollen and Mark Bittman.), so I’m a realist, and I’m growing what I can. I try to keep a blog about my gardening. You can find it at Austin Earth if you’re interested.
In the meantime, I’m full from a dinner of delicious salmon chowder and salad, and I’m off to bed to rest up before Thursday morning’s WOD. Primal fuel. Gotta love it.