Sam Potter

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Currently Urban homesteader looking to rent land to become a regular homesteader
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Just a Katahdin so no need to shear. he was a bottle lamb, My son can ride him so hes pretty freindly
Thank you so much for all the interest! i cant send a lamb for butcher, the only one left is my sons pet and he must go with the goats im told
Im in southern iowa
My husband and i have been homesteading for 3 years on a shoestring budget with full time jobs and being parents. Wev reached a wall that between renting and financial issues we just wont be able to get any further. But we have found a solution in trucking as a family for a year or so to build our CDL exspirence and our money to buy our own land. The isssue is we must sell my beloved nubian goats or find someone to watch them for a year or more. If possible id love to find someone to watch them and spred the wounderful goatiness they are. Id be very greatful if someone could watch them in exchange for any milk or kids they produce. Id send them with there premier one fence and energiser. They are great foragers and very freindly. I can also throw in a young freindly lamb for butcher or pet. Theres only 3 :two does and one buck. And i could deliver within reason to people living in the U.S. This would be a great opportunity for someone whos considering goats on there homestead! Thank you for listening!
We have a new yurt that we are looking at with insulation, weather proofing, windows and so on all ready to be assembled, it comes out to 11000 after getting it here and everything. Maybe they have a better priced one on there thou  : thanks.We have most the stuff we need for the interior already. Most pasture land in the area we are looking at could have access to on the grid electricity. While water source would be part of finding the right property and a filtration system for drinking water. And we already have the composting toilet.
2 years ago
As a young homesteader your place sounds like a dream, if my hubby was more into the homesteading spirit I'd be up there in a jiffy. But he is a stubborn Iowan and wants to stay that way so I wish you lots of luck to find good hard working people
2 years ago
My family of 4 is looking to rent some property 4-5 acres while we buy a movable house. Originally we were looking at a 33 ft Yurt but have also ran into geo domes about the same price. Either way we would be heating with a rocket stove and live in northern iowa. We were just wondering if anyone has any experience in living in either of these structures and if one is better then the other. Right now we are still leaning toward a yurt.
2 years ago
I have greatly reduced our small family food expenses in the start of winter here by checking out the dumpsters of our local small town grocery store. We mostly get a box of veggies and fruits mostly pineapples apples strawberry bunching onions potatoes asparagus butternut and spaghetti squash. I think we have a stockpile of 100 lbs of potatoes and apples each in the cellar. There's also the addition of baby foods, yogurt, juice, chips and cereals. The best times to pick are right before noon and the day or morning of the dumpster being dumped. We are friends with the owner of the garbage company that dumps it and here it is not illegal to dumpster dive unless there's a no trespassing sign. hope this help
2 years ago