"For beef, they slaughter one of the cows they raised on their 360 acres. For vegetables during the summer, they grow a garden," Cosgrove writes. They make the 30-mile trip to the grocery store for any other items they might need, including purchasing frozen vegetables during the winter.
Donita has also learned to get creative in the kitchen, Cosgrove writes. If she lacks an ingredient, she doesn't make the long journey to the store for just one item. Instead, she told Cosgrove, "You go online, and you Google, and you find a substitute.” (Read more)