Future Homesteader

by Dion Byrd
(Laurel, Ms.)

I and my wife have recently purchased a very old farmhouse and 20 acres of land for a very reasonable price.

I just want to tell you that I am so very excited about this. We have two daughters ages 15 and 19 and I am a offshore oilfield worker and I am working in Brazil very far away from my home in Mississippi. I am doing this just to get my girls through college.

I have been working out here for 20 years. I am tired of being away from home. So we're going to sell our fancy house as soon as the youngest is out of college. We built that house new in 1995 and we will surely have a broken heart to sell it because there are so many great memories there. I think my baby girl will be the saddest.

But friend, I am tired. Yes the money I make here is very very good. But I am here to tell you money can't buy happiness.

My wife is so excited about moving out to our homestead. She loves our house also, and it is rural but not as rural as the cabin. Plus I owe a lot more on it. Even if I didn't, I still think I would sell it instead of the old farmstead.

There is something about not having any neighbors and all of that peacefulness that is pulling me.

I have 4 more years left here and I am hanging up my hard hat for good. Please pray for me that this all works out. I will have to continue working but by the grace of God I will lay my head on my own pillow right by my beautiful wife every night for the rest of my life.

There is so much more I would like to tell someone about my plans but I know this is not the place for it. Email me one day. I really enjoy your reading; maybe one day I can meet you.

God Bless you
Dion Byrd
Laurel, Ms.

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Future Plans
by: Jan

I can appreciate your situation. My husband and I purchased 25 acres out in the country here in South Carolina. We will both be 62 in 5 years and hopefully we will work and payoff the land in that time. We are really trying to save all we can and put every extra penny toward the payoff. I feel like you do, that I'm not sure everything will come together so that our retirement will be possible as we have planned, but all we can do is pray and work toward our goals. I wish you blessings and hope that everything works out well for you and your family.

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by: Anonymous

I was real please to hear about your plans, Dion. I understand where you are coming from. We we are perhaps a little ahead of you as we are living on the homestead and we are supposed to start this year working it. I am glad I was able to find this web site. I live in Canada so I guess there are people all over the world thinking like us. Love to hear from you and others. At this time I don't know if I'm allowed to mention my E mail so I'll keep checking other comments. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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by: Tracy Jaap

HI just wanted to let you know that what you have done and busy doing is so awesome!!! My husband and I are jealous (in the nicest possible way). We live in the city, Cape Town, South Africa and the pace of life is so frantic. We have our eye on a piece of property in a rural area and we are hoping that we could make the move too. Our family think we have lost the plot a bit but we do believe that God has a bigger plan for us and our 2 children. We have no idea at what to expect when you make a move like this so please keep us informed of what you do, how things happen we would love to hear all your news.

Tracy and Ryan Jaap
South Africa

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