jeezus~~Seven dollars a gallon? Holy cow, no pun intended.
Hey, you do what it takes.
Do you take a Vitamin D dose a day? That would seem to me to more of a problem than calcium, which you can get plenty of if you eat enough cooked greens (Kale, broccoli, mustard, bunch more I can't remember ~ it's been awhile~
OH, and almonds. We used to chop up almonds and figs and make us and the kids candy.)
(until they found out at school one day that it wasn't candy.)
I'm sitting here trying to think of something my dogs (Sophie, Buster and Duchess) would not
drink...... It's difficult....
milk,~~certainly especially if it was out of one of the kids' bowls and had a bit of shredded wheat left it in.
beer~~~ oh, yeah. Gone in a minute.
carrot soup ~~hmmmm, okay..some hesitancy until another dog arrived.
the salty water left over from soaking the codfish into softness. ~~they loved that!!
the left over vegetarian bean chili ----- (DO NOT LET THOSE DAMMED DOGS IN UNTIL THEY STOP FARTING!!)
(It was always so funny.....they would wolf down the remnants at breakneck speed but, when they were done, in the bottom of the bowl would be all of the little bits of carrots and potatoes. They were most certainly NOT vegetarians.
Those dogs were ,as dogs are, the opportunistic hunters in a household of semi-ovo-lacto-vegetarians. (The kids got fish along with eggs and cheese with their veggies and beans, tofu and soy milk. The adults pretty much ate what was green and lightly cooked.)
I was thinking, I couldn't live in a cloudy area, but then I thought, "Hell, you sit inside from 9AM until 5PM five days a week!!"..
..no wonder I spend so much time in the park soaking up the VitD as I trot along the roads.