The garlic I planted in the fall is growing. I grew enough garlic in a 4'x 4' bed last year that I still haven't bought garlic ... and I still have a lot left.
I picked up our first ten baby chicks today. We'll raise a total of forty over the whole summer - ten at a time. These are Cornish X, and whatever people say, whatever the complaint, for us, because we have such a limited area in which to grow them, the Cornish X, which only need eight to ten weeks to reach maturity, are our best choice. Forty chickens will give us enough chicken for the whole year.
Some measure wealth in dollars or gold or jewels or a big house and a fancy car. I measure wealth in the ability to feed my family, in being able to sustain ourselves - even if money gets scarce. And by that measure, we are rich ... indeed.