So it has officially been five months since we had a "true" farming experience. Jason has informed me he had access to some new land we could possibly use for our garden space. We decide to have a planning dinner. We planned on cooking and eating only what was grown/ bartered from Jason's farm.
I get there and the wheels start turning immediately. We hop in the truck and ride through a couple of pastures to find the perfect spot (preferably next to a creek so we can have total natural water source). We find two ideal spots both next to creeks. Now to get the soil tested by the local county extension office to see what we will be working with.
After looking at the land, I realize that instead of cooking dinner at Jason's like planned, I am actually going to a local church to have a chicken mull dinner. If you are unfamiliar with what that is, it is a type of creamy chicken soup made with only chicken, milk, and salt and pepper that you eat with saltine crackers - you can only get it in and around Athens (about a 30-mile radius) at a few places, and is absolutely unique to Georgia. I know what you are thinking...it doesn't SOUND appetizing at all, but it is delish!! So dinner was good and Jason's mom, dad, and two children and a niece and nephew accompanied us. The conversation was great and revolved around processed foods and additives as well as genetically modified foods.
Working farms like Jason's family had decades ago don't stand a chance in today's world. We talked about Dr. Gerson for a bit when the topic of two friends of the family had types of cancer. If you are not familiar with Dr. Gerson, you should look him up. He treated ailments and illnesses with NUTRITION. He cured disease with NUTRITION. This is what we decided we wanted to do differently with 2011. We decided to devote this year to nourishing ourselves. It is a big step and takes dedication and actually paying attention to what we put in our mouths.After dinner we went back to Jason's house where there were mounds of pecans just waiting to be munched on. I had brought over some chocolate and we made delicious yummy concoctions with the pecans and other goodies. After terrorizing the children at Jason's house, my work was done. It was time to go home and let Christian (my boyfriend) sample some of our homemade goodness! Until next time......