I noticed on the different threads many members mention vegetable gardens, keeping chickens for egg and meat. I was wondering how self sufficient you all are. O.K. I know not everyone here has a nice piece of land to farm, but which of you grow your own veg, have fruit trees, make jams, raise your own meat etc? It goes without saying that most of you here have hens for eggs! We live on a farm and I have quite a lot of chickens, though I don't eat them, only the eggs, and I sell quite a lot of eggs too. I grow lots of vegetables and always freeze some for "out of season". Sometimes I sell vegetables too, but they're mostly for us. I raise pigs for meat; we actually slaughtered one today and we have lots of fruit trees on the farm, so I dry apricots in summer and make jars and jars of jam. I made chutney once, but DH went and bought a bottle from the shop the next day I would like to try and live on only our own produce for, say a week, over summer. Just eat meat, eggs and vegetables produced here on the farm and see how it goes!