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Whether you are a homesteader or an urban homesteader who has chickens or rabbits, life is good. It might not always seem good but what makes it really good is being able to go to a farm store and buy a 25lb or 50lb bag of feed and mark it off your list.
Feed is something that only takes money and storage space. What happens when you get to a place where feed now has to be produced by you? What if the feed has to be grown on your property. That really changes how you think about your animals.
We are all limited by space to some degree and when you begin to take food growing space away from your family to feed your animals the problems get real.
There are a few solutions for this problem but one of the most interesting comes from the Grow Network as they discuss the idea of growing indoor fodder. Now, let me say that your food growing plans should include feed for your animals because in a collapse that will be your responsibility.
The method in this article offers up a method of growing that food indoors and adding some amendments. See the full plan and how you can execute indoor fodder growing.
Now it won’t work for big animals unless you have a large growing area but you every bit of fodder that you can grow will make a big difference. It will mean more food for your family.
The importance of this article is to get your mind thinking about your animals. They might provide you with meat, fiber or eggs but they are all gonna need food.
In a collapse, you are going to be the only source for that feed. You do not want goats breaking into your family garden because they are hungry. That could be a next level disaster.