Saturday, January 10, 2009

Today's Big Project

I have one major project on my agenda today (Brittan has a couple more for me, so I have some negotiations ahead), and I will be able to take care of it from the comfort of my easy chair. The only tools I will need are this laptop and my trusty debit card. With these implements I will endeavor to save hundreds of dollars on our grocery bill this year. For today is the day I will order the seeds for our garden.

I'm very excited. If things go according to plan, we will be providing about 70% of all our vegetable products for the year. And we'll do so at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the grocery store. The secret: sweat equity. There is a whole lot more labor involved in digging, planting, weeding, harvesting, canning and freezing home grown fruits and vegetables, but oh how it is worth it.

So why not experiment on your own this year. Grow a tomato plant or two. Throw in a jalapeno or bell pepper and maybe a cucumber or squash. Or grow some fresh herbs. Once you do, you'll never want grocery store produce again. Go ahead. I dare you.