On my quest to replace a big portion of the grocery store, I am learning that perseverance is key. There are some days that I do not feel like making more toothpaste or deodorant, but I must keep focused on the goal. I also am not going to throw in the towel if I, for some reason or another, have to buy something that I normally make or grow at home. I refuse to beat myself up over it, accept this little thing called LIFE and move on. Of course, I do not want to make this a habit.
This challenge will have it’s ups and downs. In the process of becoming more self-sufficient, our mindset will gradually change into being more creative and determined. Determined to put as little in that ole’ grocery cart as we can, determined to make do with what we have on hand, determined to create new products at home, determined to use our God-given minds and hands to use our land to it’s potential and determined to persevere!
But, it won’t happen overnight! This could take as little as a year for some. For others, it could take 5- 10 years. Is either length of time right or wrong? Of course not.
Remember, even if you only replace one item at the grocery store this year, you are better off than you were before!
Today, you will complete the vegetable chart. Use this chart to plan out your garden. You should have everything you need by now to know what you are growing, how much you will need and how much space it will take to grow it.