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.
Hello and thanks for dropping by!! Last week I said I had some big news, well here it is. Today I want to talk about and unveil a new project that I am asking your help with.
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.
I wanted to share this with you and share our opinion of why we post a mix of homesteading and prepping stories with all of you. In our minds there is very little difference between the two groups. The main similarities are that both groups believe in self sufficiency and both groups believe in being prepared for whatever life throws at us and both groups probably have a firearm or two in their home for varmints- whether 2 or 4 legged.
I also think that we, homesteaders can just as easily find ourselves in the groups mentioned in the blog- politically dissenting, living in an unregulated city, zones of economic disparity. So, we see a lot more similarities than differences.
By Doug B
We wanted to share author Patrice Lewis's thoughts on the subject of Local activism. Part of Arid Acres Homestead's message is that by Homesteading or Prepping, you are relying on yourself and acting locally. You are trying to achieve independence from relying on County, State or Federal entities of any sort.
This excerpt also touches on Urban Ag Proposals like those being proposed in Tucson. Most of Tucson had been zoned Residential when annexed from the county and these ordinances would have similar consequences here. Even though some of the activities on properties with acres of land were Grandfathered when annexed and they are not technically or expressly permitted, they are not written into the codes as prohibited.
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.
Like most growing cities in the U.S., Tucson Arizona is struggling with the concept and regulating of Urban Agriculture. In one of the Face book groups, I posted a picture like this and story from Orlando, Florida where the homeowner is facing fines of $500 per day for having a garden in the front yard. The family is charged with violating section 60.207 of Orlando’s Land Development Code (failure to maintain ground cover on property).
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