So, I’m not pregnant, first off.
Second, I’m expanding (expounding?) on my Resolution.
Particularly, the bit about doing things myself.
A friend and I were discussing the idea of Homesteading. That is, becoming self-sufficient – living off the land, etc..
Now, Friend has plans to go crazy with this idea.
Screw Civilization Crazy.
Me? I’m a little more reserved.
While I’d love to live on a farm with chickens and goats, with the space (if not the innate ability) to grow my own veggies, I can’t quite see myself mucking out stables or getting up at the crack of ass to go a-harvestin’.
I can, and am, becoming more and more enamoured with the idea of Urban Homesteading.
Especially when it comes to food.
Between the three of us, we spend on average $100-$150 on groceries per week.
That’s a lot.
I have my reasons.
I am a food snob and I buy organic.
I think it’s very important to put good quality food into your body.
Garbage in – Garbage out.
That doesn’t mean I like spending the coin.
Enter Urban Homsteading.
What do I buy with regularity that I could make at home much cheaper?
Here’s my list so far (and what I’m currently spending):
Produce – $30/week
Almond and Rice Milks – $12/week
Tofu – $5/week
Cereal – $20/week
Granola Bars $6/week
Tomato Sauce $4/week
Sandwich Bread, buns, pizza dough, etc. – $10/week
By making (and growing) stuff myself, I could cut down our costs by $95/week, not counting the cost of ingredients.
The trick is figuring out what is ‘worth it’ and what isn’t.