On my farm something usually makes me laugh. My cat Flash helps. This is what I found when I went to get an iced tea glass.
Well my 10 pinyon pine seedlings arrived from Peaceful Vally Farm supply. I was very happy with how healthy they are and how quickly they arrived. I will be planting them in the next day or two. I will wait until this next cold snap is over.
I think I really love baking bread. I want to make healthier bread than white but I figured if I could get the white down, then I could do anything. One of these loaves had an air hole in the middle. So I am not that good yet.
While cleaning out the cabinets I found some old recipe cards. One of them was for apple slices dipped in pancake batter and fried. I am making them tomorrow morning for my grandboys. The picture is fuzzy but you kind of get the idea.
Ok I was thinking that I really need to wean myself off of grocery stores and other stores as much as possible. How to do this? How do I become more dependant on my farm? Some people already do this. I will have to learn.
Beginning in the spring when the salad greens are growing well, maybe by March, I will begin picking one day a week where everything I eat must come from the farm. Whether it is home grown or wild grown.
I know it will be a long time before I am in a position to grow things like wheat for flour etc. If ever. But I do have cat tails growing and the roots can be harvested for a flour substitute. I have a ton of wild garlic that grows in the fields along with dandelion and hundreds of other greens that I need to learn.
With the chickens producing, and my decision to grow my own meat chickens, this should be an attainable goal. When I get used to 1 day, I will graduate to 2 days and so on.
Eventually I will have trees that produce nuts and fruit, a garden that is producing or has produced and has been stored, and 3 acres of wild growth. Eventually I am going to deepen my pond and who knows, maybe I can stock it with some fish for a change of diet. Crawfish too maybe.
I wish I had started this process in my 20's. I wonder how far I would be now instead of just starting out.