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Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Diet - Part One

An Important Education for Women

Many studies have found that married men live longer than bachelors. Diet is a significant factor. One study showed that: ''Women traditionally take more responsibility for the home than men do, and, as a consequence, a woman's education might be more important for the family lifestyle - for example, in terms of food habits…(which) could have a substantial influence on the health and mortality of the partner.”

Time to Wise-up!

My “education” commenced about 6 years ago, at the onset of ill-health. After discovering The Weston A. Price Foundation, which is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, I realized that I knew very little about nutrition.

These “nutrient-dense” foods, demonized by today’s diet gurus - butter, eggs, whole raw milk, cream, saturated fats, red meat, organ meats, etc. - God sanctioned for the human diet. 1 Timothy 4:3-4 elaborates “…foods which God has created to be gratefully shar…

Chickens Coming Home to Roost - In Our Backyard

From left, Elly and Mrs. Mendelbrite.
Chicks with personality

Backyard chickens - we have eight of them, each with her own personality. They're named after some of the female characters from the Andy Griffith show - Helen Crump and Thelma Lou (Black Stars), Elly and Juanita (Golden Laced Wyandottes), Mrs. Mendelbrite (Plymouth Barred Rock), Aunt Bea and Clara Edwards (Rhode Island Reds) and Hilda Mae (Black Australorp). Though they've only been in our backyard for a little over a year, it has been great fun.

Why we decided to keep chickens
We decided to get chickens for several reasons:
 1). After considering having chickens for the steady supply of high quality, organic eggs, I called to find out about city ordinances concerning backyard poultry. To my delight I was told there were none. And with no one living on either side of us and the house behind us empty and for sale, we knew there would be no objections from the neighbors.

2). But the catalyst for actually getting chi…