Droughts, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, and other forms of extreme weather have devastated crops since the beginning of time. Weather has always been a significant factor in food shortages and higher prices for everything from wheat and rice to fruits and vegetables to meat and poultry. Add the high price of fuel and transportation, and your family is now paying a lot more for food than you ever have before.
So how can you save money and eat healthy? Buy an old garden tractor and a new freezer! Do a search on Craigslist or your weekly swap and sell rag and your sure to find an old Cub Cadet, Wheel Horse, Bolens, Sears Suburban, or other pre-1980 garden tractor for less than $500. These old garden tractors were meant to really work, being made of steel and cast iron. Their simple design and dependability give them much more value than their higher horse power, stamped steel, disposable current lawn/garden tractor cousins being produced today.
Once you find that old garden tractor, do some web searches for a chest freezer. Depending on your needs, you could find a 10 cubic foot chest freezer for also less than $500. These energy efficient freezers are much more economical than an older freezer saving you money in electric costs.
So for less than $1,000, you can be on your way to food security and peace of mind knowing where your food came from. This one time cost can easily be made up within one year with the savings from your weekly or daily grocery store trips, including fuel costs.
There's a movement back to the land and gardening. Get your old garden tractor and a new freezer and join us!