We took a little weekend trip to visit our daughter and son-in-law at their home. They are apartment dwellers in a city. It did not take long to see the differences in their lives from our own.
Being a gracious hostess, she served us a lovely breakfast; fruit cups and frosted cinnamon rolls. I helped her prepare the food. As the weekend progressed the food kept coming.
As usual, in meal preparation, waste must be discarded. Apple peelings, corn shucks, cobs and other produce went in the garbage can. Steak bones, fat and gristle were destined for the same fate. Tossing the unwanted trimmings and peelings seemed so foreign to me.
Our lives on the farm are so different from city life. We save our fruit and vegetable scraps in a container. We feed them to the chickens who love it. Corn shucks and cobs go to the cattle who consume them with delight. The bones, gristle and fat are saved up for the dog’s evening meal. There is a lot of use for items on the farm that others toss out. Lifestyles certainly are not all the same.
Before leaving, we packed up the corn leftovers. We even packaged up the meat and bone scraps for the dog. We had a use for all of them.
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