Is progress really progress?

It’s been a year since I first posted this. We’ve made progress in some ways, yet still have a long way to go. I want to be as self-sufficient as possible. Our gardens really suffered in the last couple seasons. We need a good spring crop. We will be heading out soon to our local feed and seed stores to get plants and seed and get our garden started. Spring is around the corner!

Cheese Acres Farm

imageimage “The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields and forests. It was in kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard” -Joel Salatin

68 years. That’s all. In just that little bit of time, less than the average persons life span we have gone from a world where everyone had gardens, or knew a family that did, local farmers markets were the place to shop- not a chain grocery store, to this all too fast paced and somewhat frightening existence.

Instead of encouraging its citizens to raise their own food our government has encouraged us to become dependent on it for survival. Suddenly as our world has become educated, progressed and fast-paced we have lost the charm and…

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