Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Home Grown Egg vs Store Bought Egg

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a store bought egg and a home grown egg?  Well now you can see the difference.

You can notice that the home grown egg has a orange yolk due to the variety of things a "free range" chicken eats.  This is only one of the many differences you will find between the two eggs.  I encourage all of you to do this experiment as well.....you will be shocked to see the results in person.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Special Deal for Valentines Day


Because it is the day of love I wanted to share with you a special way to share your love with family and save money while doing it!  Get some family pictures!!!!

I found an amazing photographer who is offering an amazing special for this month only!!!  When you call him to book your photo session you will receive 50% off your sitting fee and ALL prints!  

I just had him photograph my family and the results were beyond any expectation!  I now have beautiful photos to remember my special day and how my children looked for a lifetime.  I have already booked another session because I was so happy!!!!

Call Troy Garlick today at 801-209-3907 or info@garlickphoto.com.  You can also check out his website at www.garlickphoto.com.  Remember you only have until the end of February to book your session and take advantage of this special deal.  Also....don't forget to use coupon code: 02lusk2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

14 Food Facts about 2011 that will scare you!

#1 According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. corn reserves will dropto a 15 year lowby the end of 2011.
#2 The United Nations says that the global price of food hit another new all-time high in the month of January.
#3 The price of corn has doubled in the past six months.
#4 The price of wheat has roughly doubled since the middle of 2010.
#5 According to Forbes, the price of soybeans is up about 50% since last June.
#6 The United Nations is projecting that the global price of food will increase by another 30 percent by the end of 2011.
#7 Due to all of the unprecedented flooding, the winter wheat crop in Australiahas been absolutely devastated.
#8 This winter Brazil was hit by some of the worst flooding that nation has ever seen.  This has substantially hampered food production in that country.
#9 Russia, one of the largest wheat producers on the entire globe, is still feeling the effects of last summer’s scorching temperatures.  In fact, Russia is actually importing wheat this winter to sustain its cattle herds.
#10 China is busy preparing for a “severe, long-lasting drought” that is projected to have a huge impact on several provinces.  In fact, Chinese state media says that the eastern province of Shandong is dealing with the worst drought it has seen in 200 years.  The provinces being affected by this severe drought grow approximately two-thirds of the wheat in China.
#11 It appears that Chinese imports of corn will be about 9 times larger than the U.S. Department of Agriculture originally projected them to be for 2011.
#12 Approximately 1 billion people around the world go to bed hungry each night.
#13 Somewhere in the world someone starves to death every 3.6 seconds, and 75 percent of those are children under the age of five.
#14 As food has become increasingly scarce around the world, many companies have started using whatever kinds of “fillers” that they can think of in their “food” products.  For example, Raw Story is reporting that some companies in China have actually been mass producing “fake rice” that is made partly of plastic.  According to one Chinese Restaurant Association official, eating three bowls of this fake rice is the equivalent of consuming an entire plastic bag.
Let us pray that this is not the beginning of a major global food crisis, because hunger and starvation are horrible things.
Starving to death is a fate that nobody should ever have to go through.
So, let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare as if we will be facing the worst.
(reference from www.prisonplanet.com)

China Bracing for Severe Drought

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saving Money

Part of being self sufficient is saving money when and where you can....so I will be featuring deals of the month.
These are special savings that you can receive from companies just for being a follower of CityFarmin!!  

I will post as many deals as I can every month 
so make sure to check back soon!

January Egg Count

The tally begins again for 2011
Our total egg count for January is:


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Food for Thought

Approximately 10 billion animals (chickens, cattle, hogs, ducks, turkeys, lambs and sheep) are raised and killed in the US annually. Nearly all of them are raised on factory farms under inhumane conditions. These industrial farms are also dangerous for their workers, pollute surrounding communities, are unsafe to our food system.

Where does our food come from???

As sad as this statement is most children could not tell you.  Their answer.....the supermarket.  If you have not yet seen the movie FOOD INC. I would encourage you to sit down as a family and watch it. (available on DVD or Netflix)  Our country is loosing it's foundation and roots when it comes to agriculture 
(plus other things)

We need to take a stand.