So lately I have been so into making my own foods and other products. For example, I made my own cloth wipes! I want to try and find ways to save money and by making cloth wipes that we can reuse over and over again, we won’t be wasting money on disposable wipes. Not only are they great for your budget but they reduce the amount of chemicals my kiddos are exposed to. I make my own homemade wipe solution that I just dip my cloths into before a diaper change or to clean a dirty face.
I went and picked strawberries at a local farm called Green Bluff. Its in Spokane and they have over 20 different farms around the area. We visited Knapps Farm and picked 5 lbs of strawberries! I froze about half and made freezer jam with the rest. I had never had a jam taste so good before. The flavor of the strawberries is so strong. I will never go back to regular jam! Last week we visited another local farm and picked green beans! Fresh, local vegetables are the best! We only picked 2 and 3/4 lbs so we will be going back for more! I am planning on storing up enough to last through most of the winter.
I have decided as more vegetables become available at the farms that I will can and freeze as much as I can to avoid buying at the store. I want to make homemade spaghetti sauce and homemade bread, which by the way I made my first wheat loaf today!!! It turned out so good! No more buying bread at the store for us!
Our family is really moving away from buying food at the store that we can either buy locally or make ourselves. It will be healthier for our whole family.
I recently watched a documentary called Food Inc. and I am officially disgusted with meat. They talked about how all the meat in this country is produced and where it comes from. All of the big companies in control of the meat industry’s know that the way they produce the food is not good but of course they would never tell us that. Why? Because if we all knew what happened to our food before it got to the store NO ONE would eat it! They would no longer make money. Its all business to them. Not what is best for our health.