This is a baking sheet full of kale soon to become kale chips. They were delicious and they grew right in our back yard garden. I think of our home as a micro urban farm. We grow vegetables and flowers all around our house in the back, in the front and on both sides. Some of what we grew and ate this year includes the following list;
Table grapes, raspberries, black berries, blue berries, kale, leaf lettuce, swiss chard, garlic, several different culinary herbs, peas, pole beans, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, potatoes, and sun chokes.
We have planted the following but have not yet enjoyed their fruit to any significant extent;
peach, apple and cherry trees and two currant bushes.
We keep a small flock of laying hens. We have one buck and two doe rabbits to breed for meat. At the moment we have five rabbits nearly ready to butcher and a doe who has pulled fur making her nesting box ready for her new litter. The animals eat feed that we buy but they also consume most of our table scrapes and lot of the wild plants that we pull from the gardens.
I have included a beautiful video I found this morning that hits a strong chord with my heart. I really love this idea of taking the basics of providing for our selves and our friends back into our own hands.
I believe there can be meaning and deep satisfaction brought into our lives by taking the time to do for ourselves. Being reduced to always tearing open packages that were produced in the food factories is a place I no longer want to be.