Learning to live a simple life starts with learning how to take care of yourself; it’s knowing that whatever tomorrow brings you will know how to take care of your family in the craziest of situations.
Step #1 – Grow your own food – You do not need 20 acres to grow your own food. A 10×10 foot raised bed or patio garden is all you need to grow fresh vegetables. Almost anything grows in a pot even potatoes will grow in a 5-gallon bucket.
Step #2 – Know where your food comes from – This has been a real challenge for us since we have been unable to find a local farmer that can provide us with pasture raised, hormone free beef, pork, and chicken. I have had to rely on grocery stores for these meat products. Only one store in our local area carries a good supply of organic meat and that is Publix. We are, however, fortunate to live in a farming community so fresh local vegetables are abundant even though we buy few since we grow our own. Once you start to take notice local food you will be amazed at how much of our food supply comes from other countries.