“I have a dream today.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

I know exactly how that feels. My dream may be on a smaller scale, but it’s a big one for me. I want to be self-sufficient and eat off of my own land.

Even in suburbia, I know I can make it happen if I’m resourceful enough. I originally wanted to grow vegetables, but it has turned into so much more. Herbs, fruit bushes, and medicinal plants have already started making their way into my landscape, but the standard veggie garden wasn’t in the master plan until this year (though it was in my plan for a couple of years).

It has turned into my Mt. Everest. Intimidating and very difficult to prepare for. […]