Thinking of starting your own suburban farm?

United States
May 26, 2008 9:07am CST
Well, are you? Many people, in the least are now beginning to start lawn-gardens, otherwise known as victory gardens to try to combat their pinched pockets by growing their own food.l A few are taking it a step further and raising their own modes of transportations in their backyards (horses, mules, etc) -- or further food such as fish or chickens. Crazy at it may seem, it looks like mini-farms like these are not only possible but productive enough to help people. So...are you planning to do this? If so, how? Are you planning on selling your excess goods to neighbors for more decent prices (this is one my family is planning to do). Do you think this will be particularly enjoyable? How will it change you and your family's life if at all?
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
29 May 08
I would if I could. I'm renting here and can't put in a proper garden, but I do have a few vegetables growing in containers. When I have my own place I intend to utilize every possible space for a garden. I don't know about selling excess because I could always can and/or freeze what I don't use right away, but I would consider bartering with neighbors, etc. I've no experience with chickens, so I don't think I'd go that far. I wouldn't mind having them, but I don't think I'd like all the mess of butchering, cleaning, etc.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
28 May 08
I would love to have a mini farm and with a bit over 6 acres this would be a perfect place to do it...unfortunately it's not ours and I doubt 'they' would let me do much of anything like that. Maybe next year *sigh*
@peavey (16587)
• United States
26 May 08
I've had a small garden for a few years here, but this year, I'm expanding. This neighborhood is an old one, but nobody gardens but me, that I know of. I thought people would begin to put in a few things with the prices so high, but no one has. I probably won't sell excess to neighbors, but will give it away to my grown kids and other family.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 May 08
Its too late to start a garden around here - we've already hit 100ยบ. I'm allergic to bugs, and the roomie can't stand sunlight (can't see when its too bright outside.) So, I don't think we'll be starting a garden, even if my yard had enough sunshine (and it doesn't.)
@syeryn (574)
• United States
26 May 08
I have a small garden where I grow a handful of items. Other than that, I am the neighbor who will buy from others who grow gardens and I also visit local farmer's markets for some of my food needs.
• United States
26 May 08
I can truly relate! I feed 5 hungry teens and to grow my own lettuces for salads, tomatoes for salsa and such would be a big help considering how high prices are getting now!