I wanted to start a thread about what is involved in becoming self-sufficient in food production. Now I'm not talking steaks and lobster, but just enough to survive i.e. the essentials and here is what I've come up with.
Chickens and grains.
Raise a few chickens and grow enough grains to both feed them and my family. So the immediate question is how much grain does an individual consume on an annual basis, and how much land is needed to support a family?
Rye, wheat, oats, barley are easy to grow (grows like grass) but the question is how much do I need? From the few chickens that I have, i've noticed that spilled grain sprouts and grows quickly. Where I've throw scratch (chicken feed) and the chickens no longer visit the area, the feed sprouted and produced more grain, and I didn't even try! So it's gotta be easy enough to grow enough to feed a few birds and make enough bread,
So, in essence, growing can grain yield both bread and eggs. Two important foods to sustain. Two foods that can be easily grown. so how much land does it take? Anyone know a source that can be used as a guide?