If you decide to be self-sufficient and grow your own food, you’ll face yearly challenges unique to your location and adapt to them fairly quickly. Fine-tuning a garden to local conditions only takes a few years of experience, and then … Continue reading
Suddenly, we all had access to things that otherwise we’d have had to drive all the way to Springfield, Missouri, 75 miles north, to buy. In those early days, the drive to Springfield was not an easy nor short one, and was a trek our family would plan for weeks in advance and just hope to get through without anyone vomiting in the car from travel sickness due to the winding roller-coaster two-lane highway that went there.
If you took a poll of gardeners, most of us would vote to let animals have part of the crop instead of getting rid of the animals through violence or subterfuge. Few gardeners have that option, however. In most areas, a garden is a small oasis of edible things during times of the year when food outside the garden is scarce.