Fresh peaches = summer!
I purchased these peaches yesterday with plans to make more of my latest food obsession. They were grown locally, but within a few years, I hope to show you pictures of peaches we grew ourselves as we take baby steps to becoming more self-sufficient. I never thought about food the way I have been the past few seasons since we began growing our own veggies and fruit. On a tight grocery budget, growing our own food has become more of a necessity than the novelty it was before. Now, everything I eat, whether it’s from our own garden or from the market, I think about what it took to get it to my table and I appreciate it so much more. (I also eat a lot less, which is good because I could stand to lose 20 pounds!) With limited space, my husband and I are planning next year’s garden to work even harder for us, allotting earth for growing veggies and fruit “in bulk” for canning to get us through the winter months and specifically growing the high-cost grocery items like blueberries and peppers. It’s a slow process converting lawn to productive garden, but it will all be worth it when we don’t have to worry if the fridge is empty because we can just walk out to the garden to pick dinner.
Post Script: We love this book. I highly recommend if you’re also thinking of converting a piece of yard into something more productive.