Our meat does not come from a abattoir… (not even I want to know what goes on behind the doors of an abattoir). It comes from our grass-fed sheep, born and raised on our farm. They are healthy, contain no growth hormones and are pretty tasty. Even their fat is good for you. My dad recently read in an article that their fat is rich in omega 3, which dieticians say is a necessary part of a balanced diet. Very close to the essential fish oil supplements. So the men in our family may eat as much as they want to, and mom does not complain!
Eggs from hens that are kept in layer batteries and fed on layer mash or pallets have a very high omega 6 content, which is not a healthy fat. That is why you hear of people saying eggs leed to a high cholesterol. Eggs from free-range hens – or as we like to call them 'happy hens' – which feed on different grains, green grass and natural proteins such as insects are healthy eggs rich in omega 3 which is a healthy fat that does not contribute to a higher cholesterol.This is why I can say that if something were to happen and we all had to provide for ourselves, we would be well-off and cared form. I believe that it is a principle that every new generation should learn. That we need to live from the soil. It has a lot to offer. And it is there for our use. One day my children will say "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" and actually mean it!