I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I’m thankful for my upbringing because I can look back and see it was preparation for living here.
Growing up in a rural community with both sets of grandparents being farmers, I (DeAnna) was exposed to farm life, livestock and seed to plate gardening. I thought it was fun when grandma would break the neck of the chicken and it would chase me around the yard until it fell over. Although I usually do my meat shopping at a meat counter in a grocery store (it’s worth the extra cost in my opinion), it doesn’t bother me to see meat vendors outdoors selling their meat. I’m used to men walking towards me holding a live chicken by the feet in both hands asking which one I would want and how I would like it cleaned. I know to look for beef that has the most flies on it (if the flies don’t want it, you don’t want it!). I’m appreciative of my time in 4-H and being with Sherri showing steer than after the sale, looking at the carcass at a slaughter house. I’m glad I know the parts of an animal to know how I would like it cut or cleaned.
You pick the meat with the most flies? Really? It certainly makes me appreciate the Giant market more.
Smart girl! Love you! Mom
DeAnna, you are amazing! I hope David realizes what an incredible wife he has in you.
Lisa – I know, she is really amazing and incredible.
I think I would become a vegetarian, you go girl!