The modern world is full of so much stuff. We can go to the grocery store and find foods that are from all over the world. We can go to department stores and find clothes, toys, and gadgets, many of which are meant to make life easier and some that are just there to be novelties and make the inventor some money. We can have people make our food, make our clothes, and we can find items that are there to help you out with anything and everything in life.
While this can seem like a nice thing to enjoy in life, it is actually going to cause a lot of problems. The fewer things we do on our own, the more we become dependent on others around us. When the store is out of a certain food, we have to live without it or make adjustments to our plans. So what would happen if your store all of a sudden ended up empty and didn?t have any products available? Would you be able to provide for your family, or would you be scrambling around looking for ways to eat?
Many Americans are starting to see how unhealthy this relationship can be. While it is nice to be able to go to the store and just pick out the items that you need, many families would be in some trouble if they had to start fending for themselves on a moment?s notice. There are many that feel it is time to take a step back and start taking care of ourselves rather than relying on the big grocery stores or other people to provide us with the basic necessities.
And from this idea came mini farming. Mini farming is the idea that you can be self-sufficient, at least a little bit, from the mainstream world, and take care of some of our own things. Whether you just decide to take on a little bit of gardening and make some of your own food or you go all out and learn how to be self-sufficient completely from the modern world, mini farming can be the right solution for you.
Mini farming is the best choice for anyone no matter how much room you have available. There are many individuals who feel they are not able to join farming or homesteading or any of these other ideas because they don?t have an acre or more of farmland to use. While having all this space may seem like it makes things easier, and it can allow for a little more food production or larger livestock, you don?t have to miss out on all the great stuff that self-sufficiency offers just because you are a bit more limited on space.
Mini farming can be done in your own backyard. As long as you have some space for a nice garden, or even doing gardening in your own home, and some livestock like chickens or pigs, you can join this movement. An area as small as ¼ of an acre can be enough to help you to get started. You may be amazed at how easy this whole process can be as well as how much fun! Starting out small can make it so much easier, gives you a taste of why these movements are so amazing, and can help you to reach that self-sufficiency goal you are looking for.