When we previously made plans to retire we made a list of what fruits and veggies we wanted to grow for a self sufficient life. Things have changed now. Of course, being over 60 makes a big difference. Gardening is a lot of work especially if we want to have chickens...yep its a full day.
Because we need to boost our immune systems we now have a
different list. Why grow all the veggies in your garden when you can buy
Community Supported Agriculture in your
area. Click on that link to get more information. In a nutshell you invest in
local farms for the season. If the farm has a bad year so do you. NO REFUND. If
it's a good year you benefit. You get what they grow. As the article
says....VISIT THE FARM before you invest in the farmer. You would be surprised
how many CSA's are in your local area. Some are specific and raise one or two
items. Some are very big. Most deliver to areas around a big city. I live close
to Houston, TX and the one I like has several drop off areas.
Some things you can't get at CSA's like herbs. All of the things
we NOW want to grow are associated to immune systems. Berries, Apricots, Apples,
Cherries, Grapes, Burdock Root, Turmeric, Ginger, and things like Lavender,
Roses, and various plants for crafts and scents.
Toxins are everywhere and living at least 50 miles from Houston,
TX is important. Possibly in a ranching area where there are not fields of
PESTICIDE SATURATED Cotton, Soy, and Corn. Cattle, goats, and sheep
raised on grass is a better choice. We do like the area north of Houston close
to Fayetteville, or Brenham, TX. There they have rolling hills....Yep we miss
the mountains in northern Nevada. We drive this area and dream. Its our pastime