I was reading the The All-American Cowboy Cookbook the other night (yes, I know some of you are in shock) trying to find new and interesting recipes that both the Ninja and I would like (quite a feat considering he likes vegetables and trying new things and I….well, don’t). I stumbled across a cowboy prayer written by Baxter Black – cowboy poet, story teller, agriculturalist and veterinarian. Here is one of my favorite excerpts from the prayer:
The U.S. has the cheapest food supply in the world – we spend less than 10% of our income on food. Other countries like India spend 39.4% and in Indonesia the number is a staggering 49.9%. Can you imagine spending half of every paycheck on food? I don’t even want to think about that.
So today, while you’re grilling your delicious pork chops or steak or burgers don’t forget to say a prayer for the farmers and ranchers who provide our nation with the cheapest and largest food supply in the world. Then you can dig in!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~