Anonymous1 asks: How do I begin a self-sufficient backyard mini-farm? I want to start being green and sustainable in my lifest?
I am a suburban single mom looking to start a mini farm- vegetable garden, raise animals (rabbits, chickens), etc. I already have area set aside for garden, I compost and am trying to be more “green” in my lifestyle. Does anybody have any general words of wisdom or advice for a beginner? I am hoping this will be a good lesson for kids as well… I have been reading sustainability books and organic gardening texts and feel semi-confident that this project is do-able, but any practical advice or experiences would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!
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Answer by fluffernut
it is very doable. Read as much Mother Earth News issues as you can. I learned a lot from them.
We did it for many years until age, arthritis, joint replacements, etc took over and we just don’t work as hard as we used to. It is extra work, a lot. But if you enjoy the physical labor, being outside in all weather, working with animals, poop, etc, it is fun. I know our friends missed us giving it all up as much as we did……..fresh eggs, veggies, fruits, honey….ok we didn’t share much of the honey.
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