Saturday, February 27, 2016
I was raised in the country, surrounded by farms. I love farms. For a long time I dreamed of moving to a few acres and having pigs and chickens and ducks, a big garden - the full Good Neighbors self sufficiency vision. Funny I never lived that. My Grandmother raised a nice garden, and did some home canning and pickling, something I am prone to do when I get into a nesting mood. But the last of the chickens left farm before I was born. My parents were not much for gardening and my mother never trusted her canning skills.
It is a fun vision, a self sufficient mini farm. It is also a huge amount of physical work. I am long past wanting to do that much physical work. It might be fun if I could employ a couple of "farm-boys" to do the work, while J and I watched and supervised. I could do that. Probably cost me $150,000 a year to hire the labor to support the self sufficiency dream. When pigs sprout wings and fly.