Looking forward to exploring this site! I'm a married farm-lady in her early thirties. I have lived on a farm my whole life, and have dreamed of a self-sufficient homestead living since I was just a little kid. I devoured the Foxfire books when I was six and seven. My husband and I bought a 75 acre, previously Amish-owned farm in the fall of 2015 (we moved here from a much smaller farm). We are in the process of slowly bringing it back to life since it was sadly neglected for a lot of years. I have a small herd (six females) of Brown Swiss and Hereford cattle, lots of chickens, meat rabbits, and an orchard with apples, peaches, plums, pears, blueberries, blackberries, and grapes. We use a woodburning stove for heat. In the coming years, I'd like to improve the pastures and fencing, add pigs, bees, goats, a draft horse or mule or two, turkeys, quail, ducks, and geese. I would also like to add solar panels, a windmill, and a hand-powered waterpump to the homestead. Along with a huge list of other goals. I am very interested in learning lost skills like hide tanning, home butchering, herbal remedies, etc. I would love to find/grow a group of likeminded nearby people to start a homestead club of sorts that meets often and discusses homesteading topics, has swap-meets for seeds, plants, livestock, handmade goods, etc, and just creates a nice feeling of being a part of something bigger. Please feel free to reach out and say hi! I'd love to make new friends.
Julia Wright wrote:Looking forward to exploring this site! Please feel free to reach out and say hi! I'd love to make new friends.
It sounds like you're going to enjoy Permies, especially with the things you've mentioned so far. Paul has great resources on here that you could take advantage of at almost every corner. And I'm sure you'll find many interesting threads at nearly every turn too! It's great to have you on board with us "goofballs."
Nice to meet you, Julia. Have fun!
I knew that guy would be trouble! Thanks tiny ad!
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