06-01-2009, 02:04 PM
is it possible to be completely self-sufficient as a raw vegan or at least a raw foodist+bee products? i have a dream of one day owning some land somewhere where it's warm year-round, and growing my own food/producing my own energy. i have a while before the time comes when i'll have an actual job and home (i'm starting college this year and i'm 18), but i want to know if this is feasible. i know that i could not raise animals for food or milk or anything...i just couldn't do that. however, every modern homestead that i've read about has livestock and/or chickens. is there anyone out there who comes close to living this way as a raw foodist, or thinks it's even possible?
06-01-2009, 02:13 PM
Of course!! :) Tons doing it.
06-02-2009, 04:34 AM
Sure its Possible. Texas has lots of Land and We have lots of desert. Having shelter is the main thing. You can Always Sprout your food until you are able to prepare the Land.
I like growing My own Food, I try to be self sufficient but I need a little Electricity for the TV and the Computer, lets not forget the Vita-Mix...Ooohh, the Phone.
In the early days they would get them a Spouse, have a bunch of Children to help work the Land and it still can be done today. If its your Dream........You can make it come true.......NEVER GIVE UP.
06-02-2009, 03:25 PM
i think about this alot. i think it woudl definitely be easier in some climates than in others--namely, in warmer climates. thing is, in our colder climates, i think some of us would go crazy from fruit-deficiency during the winter. i think you could survive without fruit, but i know i wouldnt actually be HAPPY without it! i see youre in michigan (?) , so that might be one of the harder places. the two things ive thought about alot are where to get fruit and where to get fat. greens/veggies are easy, as there are some that will grow through the winter, (though they may need mulch/greenhouse/protection during the winter). things like chickweed and corn salad, my understanding is, will even grow through snow. kale, cabbage, broccoli, etc will overwinter with mulch, and apparently root veggies can be stored in sand...just for example, in the climate here in ireland, its mild enuff that some greens will make it through the winter, if you have a greenhouse you can grow lettuces and baby salads and herbs through the winter, and we have alot of seaweed here. and weeds like dandelions chickweed nettles etc grow well. so vitamin and mineral-wise, i think its possible in a climate like mine, but variety-wise, i would go insane. IF i had my own land, i would start doing fruit trees and berry bushes and vines (goji berries apparently grow in a variety of climates), but its near impossible to grow melons or any kind of fruit like that here. hazelnuts and monkeypuzzle will grow here, but thats something that take a long time...monkey puzzle (have nuts like almonds) can take up to FORTY YEARS! to start producing nuts! so the fruit issue, thats a tricky one, unless you grow a ton of berries and peaches and stuff and freeze it and are content with frozen and dried fruit all winter. the FATS though is also one ive been thinking about.... i think the most feasible would be to grow naked-seeded pumpkins, and sunflowers, and to press these for seed. apparently, seed from the LINDEN tree also makes a decent quality oil. you could maybe also do flax and hemp and oils from those, except i think its illegal to grow hemp in the US (SO STUPID!) for me though, i LOVE dates and nuts and those would be impossible for me to obtain through self sufficiency :( also things like olive oil etc : (
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