For a long time now, I have had the intense desire to have a small farm. This sentiment was only increased after reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a book about a family that did their best to only eat their own home-grown food for a year. Although the woman obviously had some clear advantages over me (she had her 250 closest friends over for her birthday dinner), it really inspired me.
Ok, she had one other advantage. She had her own land. I’ve been a renter my entire adult life, and that is probably not going to change any time soon. But does that mean that I can’t try to grow my own food?
I have been doing some experimenting over the last few years but not in a really dedicated way. Over the next year, however, I am going to be striving to get to a place where I can cut my grocery bills at least in half over the summer and fall, if not more. Even though I have dabbled in gardening, I am a novice. Very much so. So I will be learning a lot as I work on this, and I hope that maybe you can learn along with me as I go.
Let’s see how far we renters can go in becoming self-sufficient!