I was at Central Library here in Lexington a few weeks back. If memory serves correct, it was Thursday, June 26. The kids were out giving away popsicles in Woodland and Phoenix Parks with the Vineyard youth group. I was in the library alone, and since I don’t usually patronize this branch of the library, I decided to look around. I came across a book, I can’t remember the title, but it was one of those that talks about eating meat, stockyards, etc. I opened it up, and read just a bit. I’ve read this type of book before and I know the gist of it: the meat industry is bad news.
So far, it’s going well. I haven’t missed meat. I know I’ll miss the occasional barbecue meal. I really like pulled pork and brisket with barbecue sauce. I’ll miss shredded beef burritos. I’ll have to learn to modify chicken pot pie this winter. But, I really think it’s for the best that I do this. Allie is excited to have me on board. My son Jamie actually said he’s considering “meatless Mondays” and possibly giving up meat for Lent next year. We’ve checked out lots of vegetarian magazines and cook books from the library. It’s a new adventure for us.