You know, I'm more and more inclined to believe that those hippy chicks in the 70's had the right idea with their communes and growing all their own food. I swear, my dream retirement has changed from having a nice house with a pool, to a little house (that I can power with solar batteries) with lots of land where I can grow my own fruit and veggies (after I have the well water tested of course).
I have a book called "Making the Best of Basics" that I've had for almost 30 years that tells you the best crops to rotate after each other, the best way to lay out your garden depending on the slope of your land and which direction it faces, how to dry fruit and meat using a solar reflector; as I recall, it even has a recipe for making cheese from powdered milk. I'm glad I hung on to it......
Dieting is hard. Maintenance is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard.