I will be picking up my 1/2 beef sometime in the next two weeks. Purchased from my rancher friend who lives 9 miles from me and processed at the locker plant located 3 1/2 blocks from my house, I will once again have wonderful, pasture-fed beef in my fridge by mid-May.
(If you live in Colorado, and want in on this fabulous food, check out High Plains Natural Beef – yes, I know, isn’t the website I built for him purdy? Even if it is in Raider’s colors? I’m not a die hard football fan, but I did blanch a bit when I asked him what color scheme he wanted for his website – Raider Colors?!? In Colorado? Don’t hold it too much against him – he really is a great guy!)
Cost? Around $1100.
Some believe me insane – but given my small household and our diet, this purchase means I will be meeting my households preferred source of protein for the next two years for $45/month.
I love, simply love, buying in bulk.
Imagine my shock when the local bank teller informed me yesterday that the average cost for prom night is $1100 – seems that limo service, dinner, dresses, tuxes and flowers all add up pretty quick.
Now, I’m not judging, honest, I’m not – but to spend on one night what constitutes meat for two years – well, I just can’t wrap my head around it.
Anymore than I could justify spending 5-years worth of wheat budget on one pair of jeans…
The only reason I bring this up, is because there are plenty of folks who tell me if I would just change our eating habits, I’d be better off financially. That I don’t need a two-year supply of meat in my freezer –
And then I wonder, “Who needs an $1100 date?!?”
Priorities – mine need not be yours, or vice versa, but can we at least have the space in which to follow our priorities without a whole lot of sermonizing going on regarding those we don’t share?