Even More of Nature’s Bounty

We could survive here as hunter/gatherers, and we’d eat well. But I wouldn’t want to have to do it. Cultivation just produces too much delicious food that I wouldn’t want to have to give up.

We’re in the heart of summer now, and that means lots of great food. Right now we’re producing (and eating) cantaloupes, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, watermelons, acorn squash, potatoes and green beans.

German Johnson heirloom tomatoes

German Johnson heirloom tomatoes

Hale's Best heirloom cantaloupe

Hale’s Best heirloom cantaloupe

A better shot of lambsquarters. This just came up wild in an overgrown garden.

A better shot of lambsquarters. This just came up wild in an overgrown garden.

Crimson Sweet watermelons

Crimson Sweet watermelons

Still to come are white beans, black beans, October beans, okra, butternut squash, spaghetti squash and delicata squash. And today I started broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage and Chinese cabbage seeds. We’ll start planting fall gardens soon.

So with game animals, domesticated animals, wild foods and cultivated crops, we have all the food we could possibly want, and more.

Whatever else may happen, as long as we keep our health, we shouldn’t have to worry about going hungry here.