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.
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.