We’re placing a large bulk order from a natural foods store and let me just say, wow.
Its a whole new thought process. . .questions like, will I need 25 or 50 lbs of flour in the next 3 months or how much dried fruit do we consume each month. . .it makes my head spin. More than anything it gives me great respect for those whose household size demand such planning. Its just a lot of work preparing, planning and deciding, storing up for the long, cold winter.
Something about this process, though stressful, resonates in me. . .its trudging up a pioneer desire I didn’t know I had. I love the idea that our grains, legumes and flour, or produce frozen fresh from our garden being steps away in the cellar(basement), and knowing what’s in my food because I placed the ingredients there or grew them myself. And though I don’t crave all of the miserable aspects of managing a household as in days gone by(because, really, who has time to hand scrub clothes?), I do take great pleasure in these few. And hopefully we’ll be saving time(endless shopping trips) and money(gas, lower food costs) as well.
I promise I won’t get all Y2K on ya.
Here’s to pioneering in 21st century style!