I suspect there is a slightly different reality and lifestyle when it comes to farm-style living. As parents we all have to do whatever it takes to look after our family. Personally I’d find a way to “masterchef” a meal made from cheap pantry staples and dress it all up fancily. I probably couldn’t stomach taking out the family’s working pets to put them on the Christmas dinner table, and most definitely would not tell the kids about it! Actually, I’d probably offer to clean a friend’s house (or several) leading up to Christmas to earn a few extra dollars to pay for the purchase of the fare I wanted to serve my family. Parents are infinitely resourceful. There is always another way! Improvisation is king!
Published 11th December 2019