This coming weekend we are going to visit my best friend and her family to make salsa and hang out. I so look forward to it as she is just an awesome person and so much nicer than me. She is an addiction counselor and believes in the best in everybody. I will also see her parents, her two sisters and their families.
They all are the most self-sufficient people I've ever met. They raise pigs for pork. They have cattle for beef and a milk cow for fresh milk. With the fresh milk, her mom makes her own cheese, yogurt and butter They have sheep for mutton. They have chickens for butcher and for fresh eggs. They hunt deer for venison. They have a large garden and can everything in it. They also have apple trees, raspberry bushes and a strawberry patch. They pick wild blueberries and chokecherries.
They have a separate cabin with a well pump and wood stove that they could use at any time in an emergency.
I seriously want to be like this. Unfortunately for me, I don't think I could do all this and have a full time job or little kids. I love the idea but I couldn't prioritize the time and energy to do this. Maybe when I retire.... Lol!