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  1. General Homesteading & Building
  2. Livestock
    I had 4 golf carts at my gate a little while ago... (city folks ... No offence to the city folk here but they cracked me up. :lolsmash:) It kind of went like this ... City folk 1, "Hope you don't mind us watching your animals." Me, "No, go ahead and watch all you want." City folk 2, "What...
  3. General Homesteading & Building
    Not sure why I haven't brought this up before. If you've read their books, then you know…. Helen and Scott Nearing are as good a read for preppers as there is. I've included a couple of sites for your convenience. Good Life Center :: Home Helen and Scott Nearing - Wikipedia, the free...
  4. General Homesteading & Building
    After considerable research we have declined to moved to our midwest location after finding the midwest farm locations we looked at were plagued with chiggers and ticks. Due to our age we can't spend months in harsh winters or brain frying desert heat. So here's where were going...
  5. General Homesteading & Building
    I am a Florida native, and except for a short period as a child and again while I was in school I have lived here my whole life. However, I want to leave Florida's heat and humidity for health reasons, and I am looking at a piece of property in Georgia outside of Augusta. I want to set up an...
  6. General Preparedness Discussion
    I have a "friend" who is selling his homestead which seems likes its a pretty set up place. 46 acres (80% wooded) 980 sq ft cabin (wood) (including loft) ( a bit smaller than ideal though) wood stove heat solar electric (100% off grid) 500 gallon propane tank for stove and fridge Is this enough...
  7. General Preparedness Discussion
    There's an article on the link telling about free land offers. Obviously there are strings attached and the offerings tend to be in small, obscure places but that might be perfect for people like us if you can find a way to make a living there. Check it out if you're interested. Happy...
  8. General Homesteading & Building
    Hello all.....I know its been awhile since i have been an active member on the Forum......the last 8 months have been busy busy busy......... So, we did it. The move to GA has started to pay off.......the Job is going well and we find our first home! We have been so incredibly...
  9. General Homesteading & Building
    If yawl have read anything I wrote you will have made notice of the person I refer to as " The Lady of the Manor" well she's the glue that holds together many lives with sheer beauty of her spirit and soul... She called me yesterday and told me about this and it just killed me that there are...
  10. General Homesteading & Building
    My Husband and I have been talking/planning on moving to West Virginia for retirement. We have a long way to go before we retire. But the thought is buy the land now, use it for vacation and either slowly build a house or possibly buy a trailer to put there. (Husbands Uncle had a trailer then...
  11. General Homesteading & Building
    So, After doing all I can to research and get my brain wrapped around the different things we will need at our new place, study whattypes of animals will be best for the type of area we own, get fencing options, look into different power options, research the uses of wood stoves (remember...
  12. General Homesteading & Building
    I've been dating my fiancee for almost 2-1/2 years and popped the question last November. (She said yes, by the way.;)) We are in the early stages of looking for a house, and I'm adamant that since we have the financial means to buy a house and turn it into our permanent homestead, now is the...
  13. For Sale & Wanted
    This DVD shows how to locate and develop your home in the wilderness. Made in Alaska by real homesteaders, this video takes you through the steps of finding land, and living comfortably off-grid. This is living in the wilderness, not just surviving. This DVD is very helpful for anyone...
  14. General Homesteading & Building
    Hello all. My wife, 3 yr old daughter and I will be moving down to GA very soon. This will be our first time living in this state. Our hopes are to be able to secure a 10-20 acre plot and start working toward self sustainment and self reliance. This will be our first time attempting this. Our...
  15. General Homesteading & Building
    Pardon me for being an apartment dwelling city slicker, but I've got some basic homestead questions: 1) What's a homestead? Is it like squatting? 2) How do you get a homestead? 3) How much does it cost? What is cheapest way to homestead? 4) Can it be done for free? 5) Can you homestead on...
  16. General Homesteading & Building
    I was wondering about the people who choose to homestead on the beach. I am curious to know what their lifestyle is like and what their homestead site is like. Is it on the sand next to the beach or do you just live in a beach town? Do you fish in the ocean for food? I would love to have shrimp...
  17. General Homesteading & Building
    The husband and I we're discussing where we would like to spend the rest of our lives after the kids are out of the house. Our youngest is middle school, so we have a few years and we wouldn't move out to a homestead until our kids we're financially well off and there are no chances that someone...
  18. General Homesteading & Building
    Does anyone have any statistical data on how fast homesteading is increasing lately? How could that data be come up with?
  19. General Homesteading & Building
    Just wondering how long the people here have been homesteading and/or becoming self-sufficient. I have been working at it for about 12 years now, but just moved to a new place farther out, so we are kind of starting over.
  20. General Homesteading & Building
    I thought I'd share with everybody a site I found that has provided me with lots of info from people who are living it. themodernhomestead.us
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