I recently watched Food, Inc. You know how Super Size Me made you never want to eat at a fast food restaurant again? Well, this movie made me never want to eat food from a grocery store.
So, here's the plan.
We're going to buy forty or so acres. Twenty acres will be dedicated pasture land for grazing or alfalfa fields for harvesting. We'll raise a dairy cow and one or two steers to slaughter annually. We'll cultivate a good stock of poultry for eggs and meat. The few families (including my parents) will build a house on the property (which will be close enough to town for a commute to work), so we will all contribute to the work and the harvest. My dad, who knows this stuff, will tell us when and how to do the farm stuff and to keep the machines running. We will share in the big things, like the cattle, but we'll each have our own gardens and yards. We will not be subsidized, we will be mostly organic. I may start wearing a bonnet.
This might be a knee-jerk reaction, but my great-great grand father, Nebraska homesteader Grandad Derrick, would certainly approve!
Who's with me?