How To Find Homegrown Food in the Winter

| 3/31/2014 8:22:00 AM

snow on tiny house

Homesteading with Mrs DExcept for a welcome, mid-winter break in sunny Southern California, where I am spoiled with the convenience of buying raw milk from a nearby Sprouts Market, we have spent our first few months as a mobile homestead in the icy tundra of Colorado. The sun is finally paying more attention to us, so we are getting outside more often, again. Now if only the wind would settle down…

homemade sliced bread

Since it was already December 1 when we parked here at the grandparents’, we did not have much luck in locating sources for raw milk, local produce or farm fresh eggs. We brought a lot of our own home-raised beef, llama and mutton with us in the freezer. I have been able to make healthy roasts, hamburgers, bone broths and other delicious meals in the RV with the help of my handy slow cooker and a nice, "big" four-burner stove. Still have not tried the oven.

I sure miss my homemade bread and cookies – but – I finally found a natural foods store in the next big town. They are a bit pricey, but for just the odd item and for fresh, organic produce, it’s better than driving all the way to Colorado Springs or Santa Fe – over 100 miles each way – to go to Costco or Sprouts! I think I will need to make my big supply run every two or three months, now, instead of monthly. 


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