So what do we think it is? I raise chickens, ducks and goats, although the goats are for milk and cheese, not meat. I'm not sure it is cheaper than meat from the store however although it is much better. We are still buying a lot of meat at the store, we cannot even begin to keep up. We are not interested in pigs, but other than that I'm pretty open. We don't have huge pasture either to raise cattle. I'd like to find ways of being self sufficient that actually save me money as well. Fish in a barrel? I'm a little fussy about which type of fish I eat but I'm willing to try. Salmon, halibut and shellfish are the flavors we enjoy. I don't think you can raise any of them in a barrel. We looked into rabbits but they seem to do a lot of burrowing and escaping so we would have to purchase food to bring to them? Am I missing any ideas here?