Potatoes harvested from a garden

Source: Chiot’s Run photostream

While I was looking up the optimal growing conditions for some raspberries cuttings I got the other day, I came across the Food and Self Sufficiency Blog. It’s no-frills with an aesthetic circa 1998, and the last post is dated May 8 of 2012, but don’t let that turn you off—it has a bunch of good tips and information on vegetable gardening; managing an orchard; canning; harvesting wild foods; and making your own bread, pickles, wine, and other foods; and more. Some of it will seem obvious for people who live in rural areas or are from a farming family, but for folks looking to get back to the basics, it’s a great resource. Take a look and tell me what you think.