Originally Posted by notherbob
The only way to improve on that would be to grow your own veggies organically and raise your own pig and chickens. That would be real country cooking and you would not want to ever go back to shopping in supermarkets. Believe it or not, that's the way we eat every day out here and we grow, raise and process our own food for that very reason. That's the way your grandparents ate all the time.
You can't get that kind of food in town which is why we seldom eat out.
Can't raise my own pigs and chickens in North Richland Hills, but I'm educating my future step-sons on growing their own food. Germinating seedlings of a few different types of lettuces, carrots, corn, cucumbers, cantelopes, and watermelons that we'll be growing in our greenhouse in the winter months. I'm putting together a reflector system to add in extra light that we'll be losing in the winter months. Heating system is active and passive solar. Forgot celery and bell peppers too.
Since we've got a limited backyard, we're going petrochem hydroponic until the spring when hopefully we'll start in on organic hydroponic. Gotta have compost before you can make the tea to run through the system.
I'm looking forward to pulling off fresh veggies in December and January.
My oldest, 11, is going to do a video blog of our efforts to show folks with just 80 sq ft what you can do anytime of the year. Whether or not we're successful isn't the issue as much as getting them involved in outdoor activities and urban sustainability.