Since we have started producing our own veges, eggs, beef and chicken meat I have noticed that we get used to making our own and have been reluctant to buy these items when our own production levels are low. This means we usually have either too much or not enough of some things, but its just become a way of life for us. Sometimes if we don't have any of a particular food, we just go without, but we don't even think about it now.
For me and Pete, the animal welfare aspect of food production is the most important thing, so we don't like to buy chicken or eggs, knowing what meat and laying birds go through, and we know we shouldn't buy pork that's not free-range either (so hard to resist!). Sometimes we seem to just live off our own beef for weeks, but its doesn't really worry us. At the moment we have so many beans I can't give them away. I've started feeding them to the steers and the roosters just to get rid of them!
Its funny how you get used to making do with what you have, going without, and using things up, when you make it/grow it yourself! Do you do the same?
Note from 2017: we never seem to know what glut to expect next, currently its eggs and beans :) You will see from my lunch recipes that I just use up whatever we have.