Today is a big day! Do you know why? We just finished filming our How We Eat (Video)! So sit back and relax as you “drink in” another ounce of our flavor of life. Enjoy!
Note: When I talked about helping out our local famers, I neglected to say how we help them! Sorry! We help them by buying their foods–chicken (which we get in exchange for helping butcher them! Yep! I have seen it all!), eggs, veggies, beef, pork, and the like. Now swapping work for food has always worked between the farmers and us, so there is a win win on both sides. What do we swap? Dad and I did a logo together for a farmer, and I did a logo for my flower farmer friend, and in both circumstances, we received products from their farm! Cool, eh? (You can see the logos on each site.)
I also forgot to mention that we make our own Sour Dough bread from a starter, rather than relying on the grocery store bakery. We love this kind of bread, but even better, Mom makes it with organic, unbleached flour, so there is no guilt when we sink our teeth into a buttered slice! Also, anything made with a culture (fermented food/starter) is many times more nutritious than foods that are not.
I hope that you all were able to gain a little bit of knowledge from this mini documentary! We are not perfect, and our lives are in a constant flow of change; so if you were convicted or worried that maybe you need to change some things in your own diet, don’t become consumed by it. We made those big changes in our diet as a family, and we did it over time. It takes a while to source good foods. We are still in search of better options! But if it’s just you who wants to change, you won’t get anywhere if the rest of your family is not on the same boat. So pray about it, and rely on the Lord to direct you. I don’t want to burden you by our way of life; like what it says in Romans 14, Paul exhorts us to not lord it over each other if one eats vegetables and another eats meat. We are all on a different journey. So be content and satisfied, and don’t stress about changing everything all at once! Let it happen… organically/naturally, as Dad is always putting it!
Having said this, it is still a good idea to share this information with your family! We are what we eat after all is said and done. Discuss it, and be on the look out for more healthy foods. That last piece of advice is probably the best, because as soon as you begin practicing moderation and scouting out for better foods, your life will begin to change as well!
CREDITS // Author: Jessica Boyer; Videography & Editing: Charlotte Boyer