So tomorrow my proposed “Yarditarian” project will start. It will be mostly floundering and flailing and failing, but .. I think attempting it will help me know how to prepare for another attempt next year.
So, the idea is to eat food from my yard + chicken eggs (from mom’s chickens). I’ve added a few items to my list that I purchased that will help me get through it.
I bought local grass fed ground beef. Local raw milk. A gallon of local honey.
I also bought a bottle of sunflower oil, which while this bottle was not produced locally, I’ve given it an exception simply because Sunflowers are a viable crop in the northwest. I potentially could produce Sunflower oil in my yard (though in insanely low quantities)
The other main exception which has potential to make up a big portion of my calories is the addition of flour. I’d considered driving up to the Cedar Grist Mill and buying some locally milled grains. However when I found out that they are just milling up Bob’s Red Mill stuff, I figured I might as well save the gas and just purchase some (or uh, use the Bob’s Red Mill flour that I have in my cabinet)
So far my other planned exceptions are Salt, baking powder/baking soda, and yeast. Oh, and I purchased some apple cider vinegar with the “mother” still intact. I’ve made vinegar successfully before, so I will use this vinegar + mother to seed another batch of vinegar. Home made Vinegar will be useful! (cheese making and such)
I will see if anyone else has any other local proteins, and I cant promise I wont be at the Farmers Market looking for additional local produce this weekend.. cause.. well.. I’m just not very good at being hungry.