William Whitson wrote:Start slowly. Don't put yourself in an all or nothing situation. You may very well find that your health improves with more physical labor and exposure to the outdoors.
Get spendy spouse on board first, because a spendy homesteader is a broke homesteader.
R Scott wrote:Everyone has baggage. And you will get frustrated no matter what. That just comes with homesteading.
My grandpa had ra and heated his house with wood until he was in his eighties before he broke down and bought a propane furnace. 6-10 cords a year. All split by hand. You learn your rhythm and don't push too hard. Speed is in efficiency, not brute force.
Our family has successfully overcome Lyme and several autoimmune issues through diet and supplements. Moosage me if you want specific details about that. But basically we did everything we could to reduce inflammation and rebuild the immune system.
N Thomas wrote:
Thanks for the advice. I have often wondered if getting out of a white collar office bureaucracy would help my physical health. I know it would help my mental health
John Polk wrote:Permaculture has a tremendous plus going for it in homesteading: the zone system.