Skip to comments.How We Transitioned from City to Country (And Why We Did So)
Posted on 02/07/2013 11:04:33 AM PST by EveningStar
Many years ago, years before I moved to the country, I was what would be considered "a prepper." I saw disaster every time I turned on the TV, or read the news on the internet, or visited forums that talked about stockpiling beans and bullets. I panicked, thinking I could never have enough control for the sake of my family, never be "prepped" enough.
So I got out of town, and bought a place in the country.
Now, I call myself a homesteader. I don't have to store a year's worth of beans in 55 gallon drums. I can just grow beans. I don't have to buy 50 #10 cans of dehydrated milk, cheese and eggs, because I have dairy animals and chickens.
(Excerpt) Read more at motherearthnews.com ...
How hard do you have to work to fill a 55 gallon barrel with dried beans by hand, and how easy is it to do right now?
Half a solution.
Awesome article! Don’t prep, just live the life you want and be able to continue it without being on the grid
“Just so we are clear; growing food, using herbal medicine, being prepared for a storm, learning how to shoot, none of these things have anything to do with politics. But they have everything to do with common sense.
Liberals who don’t know me assume that I am a gun-toting bigot, and conservatives who don’t know me assume that I am a tree-hugging hippie.
The reality of it is I’m just a mom, who wants my kids to learn how to care for their own families one day. And there is nothing political about that.”
My sentiments EXACTLY!
Finally, someone who understands my wife and I’s decision to move from the big city in Phoenix, Arizona to the rural country of north central Florida when we retired. “City-goin’-to-country-folk” is what we call it. We call our place the Homestead Land and Cattle Company. We moved to her grandparent’s original homestead farm on 25 acres. We had to tear down the old house and just finished building our first ever new home this last fall on the same site. We kept the old barn and outbuildings. We have 15 citrus trees, planted grape vines with an arbor, put in a huge garden, bought some beef cattle and are breeding them to increase the herd size, bought a horse, 6 Rhode Island laying hens, and have a two huge pecan trees we harvest. Our nearest neighbor is a dairy so we trade eggs for milk. We have two freezers which are full of food we grew or raised. We hang our clothes on the outdoor clothesline to save power. We have two wells and a generator when power goes out for too long to keep the refrigerator and freezers going. We bought a used John Deere tractor and have all the farm implements we need to maintain our property. Our neighbor hays our pastures and bales it and we split the bales with them to feed the cows in the winter. We have four different trailers for different uses and they all come in handy when the need arises. We are as independent as we can be without living off the grid. We work hard but that keeps you healthy and fit even past 60. We are having the time of our lives and we wish we could have done this sooner. It’s not for everyone but we enjoy the lifestyle in the country after the fast paced, rat race in the city. And when our grandkids come to visit in the summer, they love it so much, they do not want to go back home to Arizona.
Oh, man. I thought that was a scene from a zombie movie...
Coming soon to food distribution centers near US - I'm afraid!
Now you are talking!!
Be Ever Vigilant!!
Thanks, ES. :)
I agree. He is set up well, just not prepared.
He is a she, and is both set up well AND prepared. ;)