Re: Hello from east Texas, Zone 8a
Libertarian here too. And we raise (or hunt for) all of our own meat. We raise rabbits, chickens, ducks and guineas, and hunt for deer and hog. We're building colonies for our rabbits, so we can get them out of cages. We also have an aquaponics system to raise fish and veggies. We're working on planting fruit and nut trees now, so that we will not have to buy those at the store either. Bananas and oranges are proving to be a problem.
I must say, you are the first actor I've ever met, and I am pleasantly surprised that we have so much in common. I'm really impressed with the Redwood Forest project. You must be very proud!