Many of us know that relying on large international corporations and chains to bring us our food is convenient and necessary, but not necessarily the best option. Of course, it’s a wonder that it exists, as we too often take for granted the incredible range and accessibility of food we are able to purchase. That said, where can afford to, it can always be healthy to support good initiatives.
This might involve buying vegan foods, cutting down our meat intake, making sure our dairy comes from free range and cruelty free sources, as well as opting for organic where we can. Also, supporting local butchers, fishmongers, and grocers is almost always a good idea and can net us better produce for cheap – even if it takes a little longer to visit a few shops.
That said, there’s also immense value in becoming a little more self-sustaining if you can, especially at home. In this post, we’ll discuss how that can be possible, what steps to take to make that a reality, and in the final examination, which self-sustainable methods are easiest to integrate into your lifestyle:
Start A Veg Patch
There’s nothing quite like roasting or steaming vegetables you have grown from the garden. The extra sense of having earned your food can come through when you’ve cultivated the land, even a small part of it in your garden. Setting out a vegetable patch comes from first segmenting space, creating a small border, and then toiling the soil. You can use nutritional soil goods and compost to make a great little section of your garden to grow vegetables in, and with a few months of good practice, will become comfortable seeing your crop yield.
Consider A Herb Garden
A miniature version of a small veg garden, a herb garden can allow you to grow herbs and some spices depending on your climate. A herb garden can be placed in your kitchen even, if you have the right small utilities and enough sunlight to help them shine. This can add that extra fresh addition to your ingredients and recipes. If you’re hoping to impress someone, garnishing each meal with a little of your home-grown greenery can be lovely.
Keep Some Chickens
Keeping some chickens in your garden can be a great way to gather sustainability, because they can provide you eggs of course. Dual purpose birds can also be eaten and for those who are happy to do so, learning a valuable life skill of being involved in that process, including plucking and preparing, can be a key way to be more ethical about their diet. Chickens are also fun to keep, as they’re quite lovely little animals who tend not to cause any bother provided you have enough feed to go around. With a set of Chicken Tractors, you can also keep them safe at night and protected from foxes.
With this advice, you’re sure to be more self-sustaining at home, and learn the valuable skills necessary for doing so.