If you’re finally ready to follow your dream of moving to the country and running a self-sustaining homestead farm, you probably have a lot of questions about how to start AND how to continue. There is a lot of information out there and it’s my goal to get it to others who share my dream. Maybe you plan to stay on the grid, and maybe you don’t. I will be covering just what that means and how you can do it.
As I am researching what I need to do to make the transition from unprepared city dweller to (theoretically) Off Grid Self-Sustaining Ready for Most Anything Homesteader, I will pass on that information others trying to accomplish the same thing. I also make regular updates on my own projects on the blog page.
What makes this site different from others? I am a firm believer that if you can’t find a way to get what you want, if you keep looking, you will find another way. As someone starting out later in life, I worry about the back breaking labor and costs it can take to get a homestead fully functional and off the grid. My research will not only focus on alternative ways to get past the financial costs of prepping and homesteading, but also alternatives for seniors and disabled people. No matter what the problem is, if the most common suggested solutions don’t work for you, there is always ANOTHER WAY. If something can be done more efficiently, more easily or more affordably – I will find out and share that info with my readers.
Additionally, my background and education has been heavily focused on Native American Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK). The site will explore a lot of ways that this time proven knowledge can be used to improve the homesteading experience and increase self-reliance by making use of Indigenous species and traditional practices.