The more I know about farming and the food we consume the more engaged I become in sourcing our ingredients. I'm a stickler about our food and those choices are the same for all the animals on our farm. I honestly don't know how it could be otherwise.
My, shall we say, enlightened perspective regarding our food has led to many of our food staples falling under the category, made from scratch.
Any of you that have experienced the shift from....
store bought:homemade in any of your food choices knows...
it is always for the better.... in so many ways.
Today, our transition from store bought is all about our four legged kids treat...
We have a ritual, as soon as our pups hear the spoon hit the side of the coffee mug, there they are. It's pretty cute, you can change everything about the moment, the setting, the cookies, the time, it wouldn't matter...the sound does it. They know, it's morning treat time!
I'm sure those of you with pets can appreciate the journey through expensive food options. I love our kids and cost just couldn't be a factor, even on our farm income. I learned to do with out pedicures some time ago. I'll find something else to do away with before I feed our kids unidentifiable food!
Meet our Pups!
|Earthquake (aka Quake)|
|Could you resist?|
|Not quite as photogenic but all personality.|
1 Cup water
1 egg (farm fresh of course)
5 Cups Buckwheat Flour
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Honey (sourced locally)
1/3 Cup Molasses (sourced as locally as possible)
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
Rendered Bacon Fat