6 Reasons to Raise Your Own Meat and How Long it Takes


Candi Johns



Why would anyone want to raise their own meat?

When you can just go to Kroger where the meat is already dead, already cleaned, already packaged, all ready to go?

Why would someone spend so much time, effort, money and life raising animals for food?


1/26/2016 12:37:27 PM

Candi, it's a no brainer for me and I agree with every thing you say. Unfortunately, I live with a daughter and grandson that just don't want to grasp or think about how you and I think. After showing my grandson how to garden, he says, "Grandpa why do you go to so much work when you can just go to Walmart and buy it." At eight years old, the big box store syndrome brain washing has already started. My daughter is the fast food junk food junkie queen. It's only natural for her son, who's now 11, to want to follow. Since I do most of the cooking at home, I try to keep healthy eating on the menu as much as I can with fruits and vegetables in the meals. ***** I grew up on a farm and we had all the animals you talk about except the rabbits were wild and hunted by Dad. I would call my Dad a gentleman farmer. He always had a full time job that provided for the family and the farm probably just paid for itself. If all the hours worked are added into the equation, there is no profit in small time homesteading. I do gardening because it's just in my DNA want to dig in the dirt. ***** Have a great day on the homestead.

1/24/2016 6:55:05 AM

I know not everyone has the space and option to raise their own animals. What is your favorite way to eat humanely-raised meat? Farmers Markets? Local "Real Food" stores? Neighbors? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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