Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

It's Food Day 2011!

Monday, October 24, 2011

"...too many Americans are eating diets composed of salty, overly processed packaged foods clad in cardboard and plastic; high-calorie sugary drinks that pack on pounds and rot teeth, but have no nutritional benefit; and fast food meals made of white bread, fatty grain-fed factory-farmed meat, French fries and more soda still."

Amen!  I'm by no means a food nazi (I do love my double cheeseburgers), but I did come to the realization last year that what I was eating really wasn't all that great-tasting and one of the big reasons why I am overweight.  I used to love Chicken McNuggets and french fries from McDonalds.  But, when I stopped to *really* think about it, I think it was more in love a childhood memory of them.  When I really thought about it, the chicken had the consistency of cardboard and even less taste and the fries are so salty that they're inedible.  It was that epiphany (and a healthy fear of what's going on with the economy) that got me started on the urban farm path and a desire to eat healthier.

There are a couple of different events going on today in Kansas City to celebrate Food Day - here's the link to the biggest one.  If you're not in the Kansas City area and would like to find a Food Day closer to home, check the official Food Day page.  You can search on the map or by zip code.  Or you can celebrate on your own through simple choices:  trade the soda for water or a cheeseburger for a salad. 

Happy Food Day, everyone!


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