Jacob was losing sleep.
The bills were piling up and the money just wasn’t going as far as it used to. With the world economy in trouble, he wasn’t exactly sure how he was going to be able to improve his situation. This perhaps, as much as anything got him on to the idea of starting a community garden with his neighbors. As time passed, the garden prospered and Jacob continued to work hard to slowly build up his independance. He really couldn’t afford much, but the way things were, he almost couldn’t afford not to try to become as self-sufficient as possible. As he slowly improved his property it seemed like he didn’t have much, but when the world around him slowly deteriorated he was glad he had prepared his