We are a young family who was living in the big city and recently moved to the country to pursue a simpler life. We realize that a “simpler life” can mean a variety of things to different people so let us clarify. A simpler life to us is one in which we pursue YHWH (God) through following his commandments while living off the land that HE provided.
We purchased a home on 5 acres of land that we intend to make our homestead. The goal is to eventually be almost 100% self-sufficient. What does that look like? We plan to grow and harvest our own vegetables, fruits and some grains as well as maintain a small bit of livestock and chickens. Along with producing most of our own food, the goal is to produce most of our own energy through clean, natural sources such as solar and wind.
We have absolutely no experience in homesteading, farming, gardening, or raising livestock. Zip, zero, zilch. That’s ok because that’s what the internet and friends are for 😉 Everything that we will be doing, we will be learning by trial and error or by following the advice of others.
If we can do it so can you!