There was a fall and winter when I was between jobs and had no money, we are talking church leaving boxes of food on porch poor, and I didn't belong to any church... where me, my wife and two kids under they age of 6 lived off what small game I shot, the three deer I got, veggies we had canned and potatoes. Looking back it was tough, but kind of rewarding. We didn't realize we were poor poor until the church gave us boxes of food for Christmas.
Now we still have a garden, and last week just finished off the last of this fall's venison.
During the summer, my wife and I try to do a couple of days a week living on what we grow and catch at the beach. Now it's more for fun, but it's good to knowledge to have.
I grow an organic garden and fish to supplement my food consumption, but it only puts a small dent in what I consume. Ultimately I'd like to grow a huge organic garden, spearfish a lot and hunt a little, year round. NJ is not the place for that and the places I was considering are slowly getting contaminated with radiation.
I got a kick out of how little average Americans spend on food, being at the bottom using 6% of their income while less developed countries spend way more.
That list (via link in article) of ingredients Whole Foods won't accept is gnarly. How much of that crap have we unknowingly consumed? Food scientists and the money whore companies that employ them are duesh bags! Again, the bottom line is money not people (for them). That's pretty horrible.
Doug, you sound like you like gardening, right on! one day I will post some pics of my aquaponics setup.
There are rural areas in Colorado where you can buy a house for under 20k and make that back in a year as a gardener, then buy and setup a greenhouse for extended growing season. Julesburg Colorado: sugar beets galore!
did you see FINCEN allowed banks to process ganja money? a lot of mj stocks went up
"GrowLife (PHOT) shares increased 8.5% compared to 30% for Tranzbyte (ERBB) stock and 15% for AVT (AVTC) stock, according to the Marijuana Stock Index" http://www.mainstreet.com/article/mo...ulation-reform
Rural coastal Washington is also ripe for the burnt surfer to make their own paradise, start with ganja, grwo your food and income and voila, you are golden
Just wait until the effects of the North American drought (ongoing) are felt in your supermarket & in your wallet in the very near future.
It's going to be bad. $6 bell peppers...? You betcha.
Cattle herds are at their lowest point in about 40 years in this country because ranchers can’t afford to feed them and the normal rangeland only supports 50% of what it did five years ago because of the drought all across the west.
With the drought in CA, here's a scary little chart:
I like to garden for sure! I'm half decent at it too.
I'd freak out in Colorado MIS, no ocean, no go. Pacific NW, maybe. I'd rather sweat then shiver, so I'm looking for a warmer climate. I've been in NJ my whole life and I'm ready to bail. Fukushima has me pumping the breaks pretty hard though.
Getting in on those stocks is probably a good idea because I think legalization will spread even more.
Yank, can't the government just spray some chemicals from planes to make the drought stop droughting? Maybe the weather pattern will shift back without chemtrails though?
Doug you and I are on the same wave length. Grow organic, wanna bail on the over populated NE but need an ocean... fukushima fuking up any dreams of going west... as bad as it sounds, surfing is holding people like us back from going into the wild and homesteading... we have been cursed..
Ultimately I'd like to grow a huge organic garden, spearfish a lot and hunt a little, year round. NJ is not the place for that and the places I was considering are slowly getting contaminated with radiation.
Don't discount NJ for year round crops quit yet mang. A little research and alot of hardwork and you could potentially grow all year.... (greenhouses with seasonable foods) New Jersey was a leading state in agriculture in the beginning of our existence in this country, no doubt it's much different today, but the farming concepts are generally the same.
Check out Geoff Lawton, hes a permaculture genius, and has a series on cold weather food forests.