This post will be one of a series that will journal my expedition into a world of food sustainability for a large family on a budget. I hope to explore areas of Aquaculture, Organic gardening, long term food storage, permaculture, and other sustainable systems of providing food in a limited space and on a limited budget.
Being the father of a family of eight has innumerable blessings. I have huge respect for large families. I can sympathize with the fathers and mothers in feeling the stresses of feeding their family with nutrient dense wholesome foods. I now know what it feels like to have to look at the budget to figure which areas of food preferences have to be set aside. The adage of ignorance is bliss really rings true in today’s food industry. I remember not too long ago that ramen noodles and hotdogs were my sustenance. I held a completely wrong worldview on food. I used food as just something to throw down my gullet to appease my appetite so that I can carry on with my daily tasks or pleasures.
Since then I have learned to appreciate how the Lord Jesus has created our body’s system. I also have been greatly awakened to how our food industry is greatly driven by wrong motives and not generally for the consumer’s best interest. With all the ignorance being revealed I hope to record my family’s journey of becoming more food sustainable in light of a divine creator. A Creator that does have all the answers and man that does not.
Ecc 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
This is a humbling word of scripture as it is given for us to remind man that God has given us a job to search out wisdom under heaven. I pray that these posts can help document that work of seeking out wisdom.Series 2: In the beginning…
-J. Clinton (Foodie Dad with a Vision)
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