Sounds JUST like our place! It’ll do. 🙂
Breaking away from the perception of perfect food is a hard one. Home grown tomatoes look different to the supermarket ones (and taste and smell different (better) too) and homegrown carrots are never as straight as the ones in the ships. However, does the straightness of a carrot affect its taste or just its packageability? They fit better in those plastic bags if they are all a certain size.
Self sufficiency is our ultimate dream but we’re not stupid; we know it’s an impossible one.
There’s no way the Homestead, in this location and this guise, can ever be totally self sufficient. There will always be the need for a weekly grocery shop, a monthly electricity bill to pay, and there’s no way we could ever grow all our own animal feed. What we can do is put systems and practices in place that limit our reliance on others; be they people, organisations or the planets resources as a whole. It all sounds very grand and egocentric but really it’s pretty basic when you boil it down.
It starts with growing some of your own food. The scary thing is that gardening is an art steeped in rules of good practice and right ways to do things. There’s the proper planting times and seed depths, full sun verses semi…
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