First, my apologies for not having posted any content for a while now. Life just keeps getting in the way and time isn't cooperating., though it rarely does. This weekend we were stuck with an unexpected internet outage caused by "Progress" as new utility poles and streetlights were installed as there have been some big developments in the area over the last month or so.
I can't believe 2016 is almost over...
So much has happened this year and this past month especially...
Wow!! So much has happened at Arid Acres and I need to catch you all up.
First, I want to wish you all joy and peace and to wish you all a Merry Christmas (or whichever Holiday you chose to celebrate) from our homestead to yours.
Yes, that's a lot of stockings- only 4 are for us the other 5 are for our dogs.
Let's catch up...
Howdy. Been a while...
So much has been going on since I last posted a blog. Where to start? Well, life has been keeping things pretty interesting for sure. There have been big changes on the job front, on the project house, going to be starting with swap meets and farmers markets and some new adventures to talk about in this post.
The reasons behind ours...
In today's post I'll be answering some of the questions I've gotten in face to face contacts, emails and messages on Facebook and Twitter.
All of this weekends posts will pertain to the choices I made for the homestead including grow guides for the particular vegetables and fruits and for the animals I have and am thinking about adding.
Can we make money with aHomestead?
Through out the last 2 posts, we have decided that yes homesteading is for us, figured out ways to financially afford the homestead, planning, designing and we even started getting into some of the larger expenses- buildings, barns, fencing and even solar energy, this post is going to focus on ways to make some money from our homestead.
Planning Your Homestead
So after reading our last blog or maybe just with the help of our last blog, you've decided you want to homestead. This blog will show you what is possible on your Homestead, we'll be sharing some more blogs and articles from other bloggers and authors and we're going to also be sharing some great video advice from Joel Salatin and a couple of our other friends.
A lot of people have the misconception that to have a homestead you need a spread that would rival the Ponderosa in the tv series Bonanza. While that would certainly be nice, it is far from the truth. You can Homestead no matter where you live, a large city, a suburb, a 1/4 acre or even in an apartment. You just have to scale the homestead to your particular situation.
Agricultural giant, Monsanto whose contribution to the Vietnam War was Agent Orange began creating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) several years ago, with what sounds like very a noble statement that includes topics like Integrity, Transparency, Sharing and Respect. Even their commitment to Sustainable Agriculture with the lofty goals of doubling farmers yields by 2030, using 1/3 fewer acres and 1/3 of the water currently consumed by farmers and improving the quality of life, including 5 million people in resource-poor farm families by 2020 is very impressive.
There are lots of reasons to be a Prepper or Homesteader no matter where you live or how much you have already, that just make so much sense that everyone should be doing these things!! I am not suggesting everyone begins believing that the world as we know it will end tomorrow or that society will collapse.
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