Wow..looks like our move to the country is in the works. Excited and a little nervous to leave this big, busy, crazy city, and all it's holds on me, behind!
Are you living in the country, off grid or dreaming about it? - Page 2
Poll Results: You can select more than one... Where are you at on here?
32% (30)I live in the country
1% (1)I live off grid
12% (11)Urban homesteader
50% (46)I am here dreaming about living in the country/homesteading/being off grid
We just moved to the country - very rural. We'd like to keep chickens and ducks, however we can't at our current home due to the homeowners' association. However, we have a lake in our backyard and so some fishing, and we're going to plant a garden.
At first we just cleared a small amount of space - maybe 3 feet by 5 feet. Then I heard of people with MASSIVE 20 x 25 gardens in their backyards. Like, wow! Well, our yard is huge, so we're definitely going to expand that plot of dirt. It just feels like a big chore to dig through all that grass in this heat, so we'll probably wait until summer cools off.
Anyway, we'd like to be more self-sustaining and such. Living off the grid isn't something we're interested in. My work requires me to always have access to the internet. But we'd definitely like to get into homesteading and growing as much of our own food as we can. That's where we'll start. :)
Hi! My husband and I have finally made the transition to country living. We bought a 30 acre farm in Kansas. We have a 2 bedroom adorable farmhouse and many outbuildings as well as a five acre pond. We have been growing vegetables to sell at the farmer's market at my parents farm for several years and hope to make it our future job someday. I write about our journey on our blog http://mrandmrsggrowveggies.com/. We just got three pigs and have about 20 chickens (a few are roosters but most are laying hens). Our dream is to turn the property into a beautiful permaculture and biodynamic farm. We have a long way to go, but the journey is so fun. Happy to be a part of this group!
Our cabin dh is building is almost done. We're 1/2 living in an rv and 1/2 living in the cabin, hoping to get it sealed up enough to fully move in by Xmas.
No running water (compost toilet / outhouse / go outside / boil water for showers), we do have electricity, on 15 acres. Working towards homesteading/off grid. Will work on building our earthbag houses this coming year and the whole garden, goats, pigs etc... thing.
For now its just good to be moved, but as soon as I saw these forums I had to check it out, since its always awesome to connect with like minded people.
Edit: forgot to say.. At least at this rental house we have a kind landlord. He and his family actually live on a 23 acre farm and are self sustainable, and he already gave us the go ahead to build our own garden here and keep up to five chickens, so that's exciting for us. Baby steps! The universe is training us while we head toward our end goal.