Grow Your Own Food
Happy Wordless Wednesday! We at Jones Natural Chews produce and sell all natural dog treats. They’re almost entirely meat, from American farm critters. But since my cancer treatment, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I put in my body. I appreciate Jones more every day. And I appreciate my Hunny more every day. He’s the gardener in our home. He knows what’s growing in our yard. And now I ask, do you grow your own food?
Why? We’ve become fast friends with some homesteaders, people who are self-sufficient, eating almost entirely what they grow. They make their own bread. They sweeten their food with honey from their own bee hives.
The meat on their table is always from their own livestock. You can grow your own food, but livestock takes space, time and work.
And their milk is always from their own goats.
The sweet potatoes – oh my, the sweet potatoes! And the beans! And peppers. And okra. Man alive, do they ever turn out amazing produce.
So Hunny and I have been asking ourselves what we should grow, what’s best for our health. I’m asking the question, what can we grow which we can supplement the dogs’ diet with? And I’m asking you, do you grow your own food? Do you garden? Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know where your dog’s food comes from? Where the treats come from? I know one thing for sure – if you give your dog Jones Natural Chews, you’ll always know that the treats come from American farms and ranches.
Our Own Garden
Our own garden was sorely neglected last year. Hunny grows asparagus, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, pears, apples, okra and greens. The dogs occasionally tuck into the tomatoes. I know that sweet potatoes are good for them. So this year I’m asking myself what we can grow to supplement the dogs’ food, as well, as well as what would be healthiest for us to eat all year. Can we even grow enough food for more than the occasional side dish? Is it worth the time and money to do? I think the answer to the last two questions is yes. And I’ll let you know once Hunny settles on what to grow. So far he’s only put in some garlic and onions. We’re a little late getting started. Thanks, Cancer.
I wish I could give away some of my produce to y’all. As it is, I give away eggs all the time. Our hens are laying like crazy. Instead (and so much the better for y’all), Jones Natural Chews is giving some lucky dog a giant knuckle bone! It’s a pretty amazing chew. Covered in meaty bits, your dog will practically swoon! And all you have to do to enter to win is click on this sentence, scroll down in the new window, and click the box at the bottom then follow the instructions in it. Easy as can be. Gardening? That’s not so easy. Knowing where your food comes from? That’s priceless.
Go give your dog a Jones Natural Chew! You can at least rest easy knowing where your dog’s treats come from.
Spreading the good chews …