When I got it in my craw a couple years ago to "Go Green" I didn't totally understand what kind of journey I was embarking on. It took convincing on my husbands part and other family members too. I think they sort of indulged me. As time went on I was taken more serious and garnered support from all of them. Still food makes it's way into the garbage instead of the compost pile. My husband still gets plastic bags instead of paper or buying reusable ones. We still buy milk with plastic containers. I can barely afford organic anything. I bust my rear end in the garden and taking care of chickens and ducks. I don't have to tell you about the weather this year. Even so my garden was very successful. Too successful. We didn't have enough money for preserving this year. I couldn't buy a freezer or a canning system. My husband was working major hours but he has health issues. Instead of trying to make something work, which I'm sure I could of we decided to give away what we couldn't consume. It was a lot of food. We still are giving away food from the garden plus eggs too. We aren't giving it away to a charity. We are giving away to people we know in our lives who are struggling. People who are working but can't afford fresh food and others who couldn't find work.
My husband knows a lady he used to work with who is struggling to make ends meet. She has a very young daughter. The lady's sister still works with my husband so she would transport it to the lady for us. The sister's little boy LOVES fresh vegetables so we gave some to him too. One time he even invited friends over to have a dipping party. How wonderful is that? There are quite a few other people we gave to. All people my husband is working with. Every single person we gave knew that my veggies and eggs were organic. Whether they fully comprehend it or not a seed was planted. It was a sacrifice to give the food away. I know I could have saved for at least a canning system. I really feel it was God trying to lead me somewhere. I just let go. Because of all this my husband and I are going to save up and buy a rototiller this winter so we can create a bigger garden. He now understands the significance of being organic as possible. As possible being the key word. Slowly but surely we are eradicating the GMO's out of our lives. Slowly we are making our way into the green lifestyle. It takes time and investment. Instead of just taking ourselves on this journey we want to take people with us. I will share what I have. I will also make sure my family is provided for. But it's not just about me and mine. It's about us all. I truly believe that food should be free. While I may not be able to go out and get free food I can give it away. It can start with me. Not only will it be food but it will be the best kind of food possible.
I will not apologize for my family consuming GMO's. I will not judge others for consuming them either. I will continue to educate people when there is someone willing to listen. I understand now that this is all a slow process. I will continue to share with people in need, the people who fall through the cracks, the people who we know. Doing better isn't just a part of this physical realm but of the soul.