If you’ve been debating on starting your own farm, now is the perfect time to do so. On the other hand, if you’re still on the fence on whether or not farming your own food is for you, here are just a few reasons:
We live because we supply our bodies with the nutrients it needs to survive. Without proper nutrition our bodies suffer and give out on us. Many items purchased from a grocery store promise good health and claim to be packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs. What they fail to tell you on the label is that so many items claiming to be “healthy” are also packed with preservatives and chemicals that end up doing more harm than good. Avoid this by raising your own food. Through proper care and monitoring you’ll grow a crop fit to feed your whole family, without all the harsh additives other food contains.
Food is expensive. If you go to your local grocery store you’ll notice the price of items is steadily rising. It may be as small as a penny, but over time that penny adds up. Items such as vegetables, fruits, and chicken have increased almost double in cost over the past decade or two, and will continue to grow in price. By planting your own crops and raising your own chickens you decrease the cost of food by half, if not more. Your crop provides plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, while your chickens provide plenty of eggs and meat. You can even raise your own cattle for milk and meat as well. Now the only thing you’ll need to purchase from a grocery store is a few spices, perhaps bread, pasta, or rice if you desire it, and the occasional miscellaneous item.
Lessen your carbon footprint by eliminating the heavy machinery and poisons that pollute so much of our foods. By purchasing from big stores you’re not only polluting your body, you’re also contributing to the pollution of the world. Popular food brands process and produce their foods in large factories that pump out toxins into the air and water. By raising your own food you’re cutting all of that out. You monitor what goes on and around your food, and can even use non electrical hand tools to eliminate all forms of pollution. Take a deep breath of the fresh air you’re contributing to without all the harsh pollutants. Doesn’t that feel better already?
And, finally, if you have children, this is a great opportunity to teach! By teaching your children how to grow their own plants and raise their own flocks, you’re not only teaching them responsibility but you’re also teaching them survival. If, for some reason, stores were to run low on food items (with our population increasing every year this isn’t too far off) your children will now know and understand the basics on survival and raising their own food. You will have given them a lesson that will be irreplaceable!
Join the food revolution today, and you’ll be on your way to being completely self-sufficient.
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