|Organic Dinner, Home grown, Home Raised|
Grow your own vegetables and raise chickens for eggs. This summer my vegetable garden is finally large enough that I haven't bought vegetables from the grocery store for two months. And I haven't bought eggs in about six months. This significantly lowers my grocery bill. It's expensive to buy organic eggs and organic vegetables.
If you're wondering how this is possible here's what I've been doing. I feed the chickens loads of kitchen scraps which then turns into nice chicken coop deposits. I then compost these directly over the garden in winter and in a compost bin during the summer. I don't till the garden beds so all the micro organisms in the soil remain healthy. I do a bug check on the garden every day or so and pick off any leaves where bugs are laying eggs and pick off any caterpillars and give them to the chickens.
For fruit in early summer we pick wild strawberries and wild raspberries. I have planted some berry plants in the garden but these aren't mature enough to produce very much fruit yet.