…to feed a family and raise some meat animals via planting large banks of just a few simple crops.
This year has been a rebuilding year since it’s only been about 13 months since we moved into our new house, but the soil is good.
Over the years, we’ve seen our main staples come through for us again and again.
Yams, cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. Those are the big calorie producers here, and, with the exception of potatoes, they really don’t take much work.
If we planted a full acre or so, we could probably fatten a pig on them without buying or scavenging any feed, thus adding meat and lard to our diet alongside the carbohydrates.
I’m toying with some ideas. It’s been good to see everything thriving in the new soil here.