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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 23, Pursuing the Homesteading Dream
March 19, 2010

Issue #024, March 19, 2010

The Homesteading Dream

The homesteading dream is something we all share, to learn how to live simply, get out of debt, find our own patch of land and even have a home business someday.

So How Do You Achieve That Dream?

A great way to start pursuing the homesteading dream is to cut back on costs by planting a garden this spring and buying your food in bulk, starting with dehydrated vegetables. By growing your own fresh vegetables, and having plenty of dehydrated vegetables on hand throughout the rest of the year, you are ensured an excellent source of vegetable nutrition.

An Investment in Good Health

Healthy eating, along with fresh air and exercise will make you feel better, lead to a healthier lifestyle and cut down on medical bills in the long run.

Learning to Live Debt Free

Learn how to be debt free for life, and you will experience true freedom, not only from a pile of bills, but also from the anxiety that comes from having that debt. Save that money and look for your own patch of land. Then start your own home business, and you’ll be pursuing the self reliant lifestyle before you know it.

Self Reliance Means Being Prepared

Just remember that an important part of self reliance is learning to be prepared for any emergencies that come your way, including finding a steady supply of water when the power is out.

And finally, remember to bless others. While storing up food for yourself and your family, remember to put aside a little extra for those who might one day be in need. By blessing others, you bring blessings upon yourself.

What's New?

The Adventures of Goose Poop Farm

Homesteading adventurer Ric McDermott recently retired and is now pursuing self reliant living near Pepin, Wisconsin. You can read his adventures here.

Small Land, Big Homesteading Dream

One reader asks if it is possible to be self sufficient on a little over half an acre. You can read about it here.

Gardening Help

Get gardening tips from Farmer Dave by clicking here.

Urban Strugges

One urban homesteader talks about striving to homestead and of his struggles to get a chicken ordinance passed in his neighborhood.

Life on a Small Acreage

Another reader writes of life on Little Acre Ridge.

Challenges of Raising Cattle And finally, long-time reader Mare talks about her adventures in breeding cows.

And as always, happy homesteading!

You Can Build a Chicken Tractor

If you’ve ever thought of keeping free range chickens in a chicken tractor, this book is for you! In addition to providing full plans and giving you step by step instructions on how to build your own chicken tractor, this handy guide gives tons of great tips, including great sources of free wood, how to recover your costs by selling chicks, chicken care and egg recipes. Click here to purchase.

Or save money and the environment by purchasing the e-book at the ridiculously low price of $7.95! Click here to learn more.

Bulk Medicinal Herbs Available
At the Homesteading Shopper!

The Homesteading Shopper now has a new look with new products that truly help you live the self-reliant life.

Did you know...

Herbal remedies can be used to treat a wide range of minor ailments including:

  • Bladder infections
  • Canker Sores
  • Coughs
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Insect bites
  • Influenza
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sore throat
  • Warts
And many more!

Learn more by clicking here

Or buy them now at the Homesteading Shopper.

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