No Experience, Just a Homesteading Desire
Hi Sue, I am in a funk. I have been for a long time.
I think 42 might be old enough to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I have never really been in or believed in the whole 9-5 concept. Well let me rephrase that, I figured it was a job and life was at home.
Anyway in the last year or more, I have begun walking a very spiritual journey. It crosses my mind often that I think it's best to use the land that the dear Lord has given us.
I am not in the mindset to "hate government" or "anti-corporate". Those are their choices.
This year we started renting a place on 4.5 acres, though only 2 are "usable" I plan on starting a garden and a few chickens for eggs. I live on a rather busy road and could sell what I don't personally use pretty easily.
It just seems to me that living naturally and using the land could be healthier for my family, save money and make me feel like I am giving back to this gift called earth.
I would love to see where it goes. It will be one step at time, as I still have to pay bills and raise 4 kids. I work part time at night to help do that. So right away I can't expect to "live" on what I could do. I live on the bare minimum now.
I love your site, it's wonderful and makes me feel like I COULD do this. It's scary when I have NO experience only desire, to start something new at an age when many have already a few years under their belt. However, I am not discouraged by that particular fact, more concerned with my lack of experience. :-)
So thank you for your website and I hope to take what I need and leave the rest and help build a little farm that can help sustain my family and bring us closer to the spirit of the earth and God. Peace, Lisa