Top 10 Homestead Must Reads.

Homestead Library, On the Homestead Today!
Welcome! Come on in! We were just about to sit down for a homestead reading break. You know we older folks have to keep our brains as active as our bodies. And even though we're more experienced in life, we all have more to learn. Can I share with you the top 10 books we find useful for our homestead? Truth Be Told. Fern and I are new to this Homesteading stuff. What we do have is Life experience and a love of learning to go along with our determination to live this lifestyle. Reading is a must as part of the homestead. In our Urban life, Fern has been an IT manager of a large business, and Buttercup has been a retail employee with 30 years in food-related industries,…
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Homesteading Dreams

Homesteading Dreams
What does your homesteading dream look like? When you first start dreaming of homesteading, it's easy to get all dreamy and idealistic and forget details. Are you concerned about buying the right piece of land? Or maybe you're already on it. Do you know what to look for in soil types? What about the geographical area? What about the buildings on the property? And what about the amount that is already cleared? And then, how much land, how many acres does your dream property have? Come along with us and we can help you consider the details that the dreamy point of view may have missed. Our Dreams The plan to our homesteading dreams is in motion. We are looking at the real estate websites, and we are looking at…
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Homesteading Skills

Homesteading Skills
Basic Homesteading Skills Are you ready for the homestead lifestyle? Do you have what it takes to be successful? Will you be able to do the building of gardens, planting and weeding, all the care animals will need, structures and land management?  You may say “Yes” right away, but then there is the deeper part to give a reality check.  Is Homesteading Really for you? Do you think you can handle the rollercoaster ride of joy, pride, and heartbreaks? All the hard work, even though people call it the “simpler life.” There is still a lot to it. Can you hold yourself back and take each new development in its own season? Rushing ahead and getting into everything the very first year is a lot of work, and there will…
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