How to Be a Real Homesteader

When letting self doubt run wild, it's easy for me to feel like I'm not a real homesteader. But then I remind myself that you get nowhere by comparing yourself and your progress to others. I took my licks this summer, and am working on evaluating what I did wrong, and what I have the ability to do better. My resolve to make this a "real homestead" has never been stronger. I do this because it's my dream, I wanted to provide a different life for my family, and someday I hope to leave it all to my children or grandchildren.

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Don't Quit Your Day Job (yet)

I've noticed a couple themes in the Pinterest world pertaining to homesteading and I want to add another if I can. You don't have to quit your day job to move to the country to run a small homestead and the alternative doesn't have to be cramming it all on your suburban home lot.

That is not nearly as catchy as "How to Quit your Job and Run a Homestead With Beau-coup Profits".

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