I picked a bunch of green beans (I thought they were done for the season!) and a bunch more red peppers, green peppers and banana peppers. I harvested two beautiful Romaine lettuce plants (there are at least 8 more) and a ton more leeks. I also noticed that about half of the yellow Spanish onions heads were big enough to pull up. I toted a large bucket full of veggies to the kitchen for cleaning. I didn't even get to the tomatoes yet, I will pick them later in the week. Whew! I thought the summer planting was coming to a close. Not even close.
All this food that I have harvested from a very small garden space in the backyard of my house in a suburban subdivision. It's pretty amazing and just shows what can be done with a bit of effort, some planning, and some good dirt. There are few things as worthwhile as growing your own food, if you have never tried it, I hope you do soon!
Most of all, the need and desire to simplify your life and be content with what you have. Appreciate your friends and family. Appreciate yourself.
In my opinion, this is what homesteading is.