Series: Grow Your Own Food #1
This is a topic I am passionate about lately. I can't wait to start growing my own food!!! We are within city limits on a lot about 70 x 125. We don't own it so anything we build must be portable as possible. Other than that, the sky's the limit. Definitely doing greenhouses so we can grow in the winter.
I'm not growing my own chickens to eat, by the way. At least not yet. I know that's what it looks like from the photos. I'm actually talking about growing plants to eat, but, since I've never grown food, I don't have any photos. That's coming. In the meantime, these gals are my Costa Rica reds -- Ethel top left, Eva and Lucy to the right -- and I miss them. They are still livin' the pura vida with Miss Mary and her family who are now enjoying those delicious fresh eggs!
There are tons of city gardening ideas out there and thousands of people doing this. Why not me? I mean, besides the fact I have a black thumb. Ha! That's just a minor detail to be overcome, right? Heck, I know I can grow food. I can make kefir, keep it alive and producing. I kept the kids alive, didn't I? And my chickens were beautiful and healthy and loved. Certainly, I can grow a garden. Soon as that last freeze happens, gittin' me some chickens so we can have fresh eggs everyday. Maybe a beehive, too. And a goat. Ok, maybe not a goat 'til I get the whole gardening thing under my belt...
In the meantime, while I scheme, I'm posting my favorite "Grow Your Own Food" videos and articles. They are very inspiring to me, hope you enjoy them, too. Here's to 2011 and growing your own food!