- We are looking at a dehydrator to purchase with some of our refund money. We've been talking about this for a while. Neither of us like canned veggies. Drying food was our next option for storing foods. Hopefully will have one purchased by May. Just read in a drying food book that you can dry eggs - how cool is that.
- Gardening on a larger scale this year. We have an older neighbor with great soil and he doesn't garden very much anymore because of his age. We are looking to plant potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, lettuces, spinach, cucumbers, squash and zucchini.
- We will allow one to two clutches to hatch to get more eggs next year.
- Probably this most exciting change is that hubby will be building a pond in the front island for us to raise catfish or trout. At that point we will have two sources of protein.
Some of my family and friends will probably think we are crazy, but we enjoy it and are trying to plan for the future.