BEEF – WHERE’S THE BEEF A-Z Challenge B

Every once in a while a great tasting piece of beef is on the menu at my home. Some days it might be a juicy steak or maybe a slow cooked brisket. It could be a nice roast.

For a while now there has been a conversation about how bad the beef is. I’ve heard about the inhuman way they treat the cattle while raising them and slaughtering them.

There is a saying that we are what they (animals) eat. So my guess is we can be affected when they are shot up with antibiotics and hormones. The way the animals are slaughtered affects the meat also.

This makes me nervous when I go to the store to buy meat. What exactly am I getting?

A change came to my home. I now buy directly from farmers that raise grass-fed cattle and feed them no grain at all. I like the taste of the beef I buy from the farmer. It is healthier for me. Some of the issues I use to have I no longer experience because the cattle are not all shot up with antibiotics and hormones.

Some people complain about the cost of the beef. I personally think the price is comparable to buying beef from the store. I heard someone say pay farmers now or pay hospitals later. That’s one way to look at it.

For me at this time in my life I will spend what it takes to get me a good pierce of beef.

 

So Where’s The Beef?

 

The Farmer’s Market. I’m going this weekend.

 

From Dream Home to Cattle Ranch

For a few weeks I have been scouring books from the library for information on building my dream home.

I’ve looked at many house plans but there’s never one that has everything I’m looking for. That means I need to hire an Architect, present her with faucet and ask her to build my house around it. I saw that on a commercial but I believe that is what I need to get my dream home.

I want my dream home to reflect my personality. I’m not sure what that would look like. Building a home from the ground up is a daunting task but how else can I get what I want.

Do I want a one story or two-story, brick or stone. All the information is swirling in my head. It is intimidating because I don’t know anything about the task.

I found myself wanting to own a ranch raising cattle. I know less about having a cattle ranch than building a home. I think I want to build my dream home on enough land to have a ranch not too far from the city.

I will keep searching and do some rough sketching until I have something that an architect can turn into my dream home.

Do you have a dream that seems too overwhelming to complete? Have you figured out how to make your dream a reality?