Lush organic gardens. Healthy, happy meat animals raised on pasture. Fruit trees weighted with bounty untouched by pesticides. And freezers and shelves filled with food you’ve raised and put up yourself. Maybe this is the vision you have for your life, but one thing stands in the way: You’re not an outdoor person. Heat, bugs, hair, poop—it’s not only unappealing but downright disgusting to you. If only you could have the benefits of a self-sufficient life without actually, you know, going outside!
Often when faced with this conundrum, people simply shrug and pay exorbitant prices for organic produce, pastured eggs, and grass fed meat. Or maybe they give up on a sustainable diet and lifestyle altogether.
I propose another way. Learn to enjoy the outdoors, and become a “lazy farmer.” Before you click away, let me encourage you: You can both come to enjoy nature, and avoid much of the yuck factor along the way.