You Can Get That Here
Why run to the store for milk? I have it right here in the fridge! Need a dozen eggs? I have that, too. Want some fresh salad greens? How about some cucumbers we can turn into pickles? Or maybe some berries we can turn into jam? Fancy a pound of bacon? Maybe some assorted sundries like wool, honey, or a big fat 5-week old broiler you could raise up on kitchen scraps and turn into a meal amazing enough to write sagas about and then MORE kitchen scraps someday?! HOOOO! This, my dear friends, is a place you can GET THINGS!
To begin to homestead turns you into a producer instead of just a consumer. However humble, it matters. Three eggs a day and a salad garden on your windowsill means there are two groceries you no longer need to buy, and sometimes you may even have a little extra to give, trade, or sell. This changes a person. Providing for yourself is an ancient part of the human animal. We still feel joy in our bones digging into a meal our hands once knew.
I'm curious to know what the readers of this blog are producing? I bet some of you have a steer in the backyard or maybe some goat tacos on the grill? Are you a baker with a wood-fired oven you made or a gardener who wins the salsa prize at the county fair? Maybe you are brand new to this world of backyard supermarkets and just started with a potted tomato plant in the window and dreams of chickens and Nigerian Dwarfs….. Share that! I want to hear about what can people get at your place?