But before I got the coffee jar down I rethinked it and remembered why I was doing it. What was I hoping for?
I want to be more or less, OK more, self sufficient in food. I'd like to NEVER! have to go to a shop, factory, elsewhere, to buy food. I don't think that is really possible as a longterm thing though, at least not without changing
This little exercise is showing me what I need to do if I am serious about getting more self sefficient though.
I know I need some coffee bushes. I will need milk and husband didn't say no this morning when I asked about getting a goat or 2. I will need to grow wheat so I can have flour. People do that so that shouldn't be too hard. A daughter grows lentils and chickpeas so I should be able to do that too.
The BIG thing is animals as food. If husband is home he will do the roosters for us. Son brings out meat sometimes but that's not us producing it ourselves so probably shouldn't count. Sometimes he'll get me some rabbits but not often enough so I will need to ask more often. We could raise meat rabbits but husband would need to be agreeable to doing the killing and cleaning...I will need to learn how to cook and catch the marron if I wanted to eat them more often. And I think we need an aquaponics system so we can have fish on tap, so to speak.
Self Sufficiency in food is someththing that would take a lot of time and a LOT of hard work. I have the time...In all honesty though I don't think that I am willing to put in the hard yards to get what I want. So maybe I don't really want it as much as I think I do...
For now I will stick to my 3 days, maybe, I am rethinking that too...and make sure that I get more stuff planted and learn about growing wheat on a small scale.
Off to have a lemon balm tea...