As my more loyal readers will remember, I don’t believe is waiting for January 1st to make a ‘resolution’. I think that whenever you come to a decision you should do what you can to fix it right now. I am making a decision right here, right now (September 24, 2007) to do what I can produce my own food. I’m not saying that I am going to start a farm and produce all of my own food but by the year 2010 I want to be producing a substantial portion of my food.
The fact of the matter is, I’m not comfortable with the way food is produced these days. The living conditions of our livestock is truly horrific and the laboratory modification of our produce is somewhat frightening…not to mention the amount of work and energy it takes for out of season to veg to show up in my local grocery store.
This is going to be a very difficult goal for me to reach. As it stands right now I have no place to grow my own veg and, likewise, I have no place to raise any animals…
Something else that is going to prove difficult I believe is making all of this happen without looking like a nut case. That could be the most difficult part of the whole process. Even up in New Hampshire where I live most everyone is a commuter, basically everyone here travels an hour or so to get to the office, mostly in the Boston area. Farms are uncommon let alone people who have a few animals and a couple rows of veg.
Now… time to figure out what step one is….