Well, What If there were no grocery stores???...It may be all you would do. When we had a mini farm as the kids were growing up, we spent two to three hours a day just weeding.Then we watered. We spent all morning feeding chickens, feeding rabbits, breeding rabbits, collecting eggs,cleaning cages, cleaning the chicken coop. Moving the fence for the chickens. Tilling, spreading horse manuer, planting, hoeing, , digging, picking , plucking, snapping, washing and peeling tomatoes dunking them in boiling water,cutting,slicing, canning, boiling, drying, sterilizing jars..In the fall we went hunting every spare minute, hunting mushrooms, hunting deer, hunting pheasant and duck. We built a fire and beheaded chickens and dunked them and plucked them and gutted them and bagged them and froze them. We picked strawberries, blueberries,peaches apples.. we washed and froze anything we could get our hands on. I was a stay at home mom. I also home schooled. We studied animal husbandry, we studied weather, we studied propagation. We built a house and a barn, We built compost bins. We built rabbit hutches, we built chicken roosts and nest boxes. We found out that if you put a male rabbit in a female cage she will neuter him. You have to bring the female to the males cage. If they don't have baby rabbits in exactly 32 days, you have to give them a shot of pitocin.
I could have had a job and gone to the grocery store and let my children play video games all day.
My daughters in law praise the fact that their husbands can do anything. One son is a building contractor, who went to Indiana University.He owns his own business. One son is a State Farm agent. One son is still in College in New York after serving two tours in Iraq and earned a purple heart.We also have a free spirited daughter is working at a boys and girls club in St Croix and managing a coffee shop.
Do you think that is a little obsessive?? It is not if you want to eat all winter.