One thing I have enjoyed learning, has been helpful for my understanding, and has increased my appreciation for the food I eat is learning more about the time and planning it takes for the food to make it to my plate – the math of farming is what I’ve decided to call it. I never gave much thought to the food on my plate in the time period I like to refer to as BB (before Brandon). Growing up in school, when farming came up, I really just thought of it as caring for the plant
Brandon and I are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We actually both grew up in ELCA congregations AND we met each other through the Lutheran Campus Ministry that was hosted and supported by the ELCA congregation in Clemson, SC, University Lutheran Church. Our faith is very important to the two of us both individually and together as a couple, as a family and as farmers. We are far from perfect, and if that’s the picture that is ever painted by
Wow! I was working ahead and started drafting this
blog LAST week to be able to post on Sunday.
I wasn’t even waiting till the last minute! (My mom would be so proud.) But as I began to
write, I kept going down rabbit holes I didn’t want to go down. As I continued to write, edit, delete, and
write again, I have settled on the following.
There are many topics to elaborate on that will come from this blog over
time, but my hope and intention is just to give an overview of