Apr 1, 2020
A detailed transcript and photos are available at http://groundedbythefarm.com/enough-food/.
Links for this episode are at the bottom of the list of timecodes, etc.
Val Wagner and her husband Mark farm and raise a family of four boys in Monango, North Dakota. We talk with her about how they plan for and store food for a family that size as well as a bit about the crops and livestock they raise.
The latest episode of Grounded by the Farm speaks to something many of us are facing this week whether we are at home in big cities or rural areas — we are focused on having enough food at home. Buying, storing, and cooking more meals.
The last time I was at home cooking this much was when I lived in the Mississippi Delta, an area I frequently called the middle of nowhere. I personally am looking at food differently. Although I have many grocery stores and restaurants within a mile or two, I am planning for my meals, thinking about what I need to have in the house for a week or two instead of going out to the grocery store every few days or stopping by restaurants so much more often.
My friend Val Wagner who lives in North Dakota came to mind as she lives well away from a grocery and has a big family. I knew she’d have a lot of tips to share.
Post about working cows at the Wagners' farm https://jploveslife.com/agriculture/animal-ag/city-slicker-working-cows-dakota-vacation-highlight/
How to freeze sweet corn https://www.beyerbeware.net/2013/07/how-to-freeze-sweet-corn.html
Discussion on cattle care with a veterinarian https://groundedbythefarm.com/caring-for-beef-cattle/
Farm near Memphis that sells beef direct to consumers https://www.facebook.com/SpringValleyFamilyFarms/
Moving cattle close to home and barn https://groundedbythefarm.com/beef-cattle-farmer-veterinarian/
Favorite popcorn to have around https://groundedbythefarm.com/growing-popcorn/
A good pantry recipe red beans and rice https://jploveslife.com/food/red-beans-and-rice-recipe-instant-pot/
post about a friend's farm that sells avocados directly https://jploveslife.com/food/avocado-farm/