Holy Goat Chicken Momma! Ok that was a bad Batman reference. But seriously my dream of having a farm is a reality. The good, the bad, the ugly are all very real. The struggles and the successes are all happening NOW. For those of you who have been with me through the years, what tumultuous … Continue reading The Farm is a Reality
It has been a massive search for things to use for building materials. I was considering pallets but as right now I have no way to transport them without paying someone. Remember I like free and cheap. I can't afford to put out money and run to Home Depot, Lowe's, or any other type of … Continue reading Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard
While I would love to wiggle my nose and snap my fingers and make all the buildings I need appear, things just don't happen that way. Patience has never been one of my virtues, so I am always looking for ways to make things happen. I have taken a leap of faith and gotten started … Continue reading Solving Problems
Middle Ground By the time we are to our halfway point in our five year plan our grocery bill should be cut in half. We should have enough produce that that should be off our list. The house repairs/remodels should be complete. And livestock should begin to be established. Livestock will include cows, chickens, rabbits, … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2
Starting Life Over What a way to round out the year. We lost a big part of our lives on Dec. 15th, daddy passed peacefully. Life had become a battleground for him and finally he was ready to find peace. He was our mighty oak, strong and able to bend with the winds. We are … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!
If you won the lottery today what single life changing dream would you follow? Would buy/build a sustainable homestead? I know I would. Would make sure you were instantly debt free? Would you go to Las Vegas to increase your fortune, or at least try to? Would you give part or all to charity? Mine … Continue reading You Just Won the Lottery!
Well that depends really on you. Some people can work well with just a list of their goals, others need more details. We would all love to have our farms support us, how you get to that end is really up to you and that is where a business plan comes into play. To see … Continue reading Farm Business Plan: Do I Really Need One?
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January needs to be renamed planning, since that is when most of it gets done for the new year. We have a lot going on this year, as you noticed in my previous post. Well here is the detailed break down for January: Putting together our official business plan Get all the wood cut for … Continue reading The Month of Planning
At least for us it is the year of the squirrel. We feel like we have started over a million times. This time we are taking a slightly different approach in starting over. We are going slower so that we can make long lasting changes that really matter. Rushing in headlong as I am want … Continue reading 2013 The Year of the Squirrel