I want to share a story with you. It is our story, that of me and my family and our little patch of soil.
I found a picture the other day of the very first attempt to grow food on our property. Seeing the photo didn’t really strike me – seeing the date it was taken did. That picture was from 4 years ago. My mind instantly raced to all the things that have changed is a mere 4 years.
I want to share those reflections with you today and I want to share them because I feel that you need to know just how quickly things can change. You need to know that it is okay to start with just 1 container with a few plants as your first garden. You need to know that it is okay to start with just a couple chickens.
That may not be where you want to end up, but it is perfectly fine to start there – so long has you keep your steady determination to try, try again and keep on keeping on.
To Live The Dream
When you buy a property you buy it with a mindset of what you want to accomplish there, even if that is nothing you still know it from the start.
However, as time progresses you may find yourself taking different paths. After all, your needs may change. Your situation may change. You may gain new knowledge that challenges your initial thoughts on what you were going to accomplish on your property.
That is what this podcast is about – the changes that take place and just how quickly they happen. The good, the bad, the planned and the unexpected.
Elements of a Homestead
Here is a quick list of some of the things I speak on in the podcast with links to various YouTube videos of mine that show that item on our property:
Food Production Systems:
Animal for Food and Pleasure:
- Power use
- Water use
Here is a slideshow of some of the things that were and that are now on the property: