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Fanatastic Ways To Help You Become Self-Sufficient

Many of us are always looking at ways we can save money in the home. However, convenience has taken over our lives and made things much easier such as getting food. More people are considering other ways to save money in this area. Of course, you can meal plan, write your lists, and even change the place you shop. Or you could go one step further from that and become more self-sufficient. I thought I would share with you some of the fantastic ways you could do it. Perhaps it will inspire you to take steps forward into this world yourself.

Grow a Vegetable Patch

Vegetables are one of the best and easiest ways to help you start your journey to becoming self-sufficient. It can be as simple as beginning with growing your own herbs, which could be done from a planter or a small pot. Others may then progress on to having other plants such as tomatoes, or fruits. But there is an array of vegetables you can grow from your own garden if you have the space. Potatoes, carrots, courgettes, to name a few. They can all be grown if you take the time and attention to looking after the seeds and plants. Thankfully, there is a lot of information online if you wish to learn more about growing your own vegetables. It certainly is the most popular place to start when becoming self-sufficient.

Raise Your Own Chickens

If you want to take it a step further, then taking care of smaller animals that can provide you with things like eggs or food in the future is another popular thing to consider, and chickens are one of them. Of course, they still need space to roam and sleep, and you will also need an incubator to help you hatch eggs in the future. However, a quick look online at the best chicken egg incubator could help you pick the right piece of equipment. This is something that shouldn't be a rushed decision. It takes time, effort, and investment, not to mention space when it comes to looking after chickens. But it could help you form another avenue of becoming self-sufficient.

Keep Other Small Animals

If you start with chickens, you may then want to branch out into other animals. Perhaps keeping goats for their milk, or pigs and sheep. Of course, this will be purely dictated by the amount of space you have in your yard and regulations.

Consider Solar Energy for Cooking and Powering the Home

Finally, being self-sufficient in the home isn’t always about the food and the ingredients, but even how you cook your food or power your home. Solar energy is a great investment to make, that could potentially reduce your energy bills massively. It could control anything that is used electrically, so that might mean your oven, and certainly, the lights, etc. within the home. There may be an initial cost, but in the long-term, this could be a worthy investment.

I hope this has highlighted some of the fantastic ways you can become self-sufficient.


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