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Day 1

Emma at the Farm

My daughter and I make our weekly trip to our local farm to buy raw milk, grass-fed beef and pork, and pastured eggs. Not only is the end result of having nutritionally dense food that will feed our family well worth the trip, but seeing her face as we visit the animals and I begin to explain where our food really comes from is priceless. She knows that cows, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits and chickens eat grass, seed and whatever they can find by wandering free (as much as a 14 month old can know). This particular trip, I have the cutest video of her laughing as the goats are talking and playing with each other. Knowing where our food comes from and getting to know the farmer is well worth the few extra dollars we spend. Here are a few more pictures from the farm:

goats

As we drive up to the farm store, there are a few baby animals beside it and you can see the vast fields where the pigs and cows roam free. This is a cute little family of goats – there are four babies who love to play around as you can see in the picture below, one of the babies kept jumping on and off his dad’s back. ūüėČ

Goats playing

Cow on the Farm

We had a fun surprise this week as we got to meet one of the newest additions – this 3 week old calf (notice, eating grass and hay)!

Starting day ONE of the New Year’s 21 day Challenge on the right foot. I am excited about this challenge and the accountability that blogging about it has. I’m hoping many of you are challenging yourself along with me – I’d love to hear about it!

So, you are probably wondering what I ate today?

Breakfast –¬†3¬†scrambled eggs¬†(pastured) in grass-fed butter, an¬†orange¬†(we have about a dozen left from Christmas) & black coffee

Lunch –¬†Butternut squash lasagna¬†that I made last night and¬†slow cooked black beans with a spoonful of salsa¬†I had leftover from the beginning of the week.

I made a¬†Coconut Cinnamon Latte¬†during my daughter’s nap time while I did a little blogging and reading. And ate a couple handfuls of¬†trail mix¬†(banana chips, raisins, raw almonds)

Dinner –¬†Pork tenderloin¬†(that I got that day at the farm) with a bourbon, salt, pepper, and garlic powder glaze with¬†roasted brussel sprouts and rutabaga¬†(just melted coconut oil and poured over with a little salt, pepper & garlic powder)

Let me know if you are joining along in the challenge or what your 2013 goals are!

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