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.
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.
P.T. and Prepping
My knee is better after my fall through a rotting roof almost 2 1/2 weeks ago when I shared a post by Backdoor Survival about the need for Physical Training for Preppers.
At that time, I agreed with them that P.T. and Endurance Training is as important as the mental preparation and choices that have to be considered in any emergency situation. I also said that once my knee was better that I would begin hiking/walking with my girlfriend, Elizabeth.
This blog was written by our friends at Backdoor Survival. Here is an excerpt from the original blog, to see the full blog click on the picture to the left.
"The older I get, the more I value the importance of good health and good physical fitness as it relates to long term survival. After huffing and puffing during a recent hike up 800 feet, I realized that the time had come to reassess my personal health and fitness goals and to bone up on personal medical preparedness.
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