There's a new and cool blog called Thoughts From Frank and Fern about a couple who is homesteading in Oklahoma.
This afternoon I saw a spiffy post called Fern's Fast Food, in which Fern made a quickie meal of scrambled eggs (mixed with meat and cheese) and toast for dinner. Ten minutes from beginning to end.
Or was it?
What goes into scrambled eggs? What goes into toast?
Fern points out that toast must start as wheat. Eggs must start as baby chicks. Meat starts out as baby goats. Cheese starts with milk, which must be extracted from an animal that has been bred...
...and so on and so forth.
We take our own "fast food" for granted. When I reach into the freezer for a steak, I forget that we had to breed the cow, raise the steer for two years, and have the steer butchered. Ditto with milk, cheese, butter, eggs, wheat, vegetables, fruit, and other staples we produce on our homestead.
Walk with Frank and Fern through their fast food and learn to appreciate how good food gets here!