I would love to live on a mini-farm. To me, having my own cow would mean I would only have to go to the grocery store once or twice a year! With a cow, almost everything you eat could come from your own land! Wow! That would be my ideal way of living.
However, I live in reality. Not everyone, (and this includes me) can live on a farm. Land is expensive and commutes to work would be quite difficult if not impossible. So, instead I have a 'bloom where you're planted' mentality about living. I do what I can to be as self-sufficient as I can now. I am not waiting until I move to a more ideal setting. As long as I am moving towards that goal every day, I am more self-sufficient today than I was yesterday.
This is one of the reasons I like to read other blog posts on ideas I can use to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. I just found another post that gives some additional ways we all can be more self-sufficient/self-reliant.
10 Ways To Be More Self Sufficient Without Having a Farm
I hope you can find a new idea or two that you can apply to your own journey!