Homesteading with no "job"
DH and I, and our two littles, are planning carefully to be able to buy a homestead. We own our home in PA and hope to sell it and buy land in northern Michigan where land is cheap and we can live off the grid.
DH is an equipment operator and makes good money, and we plan to buy our new property (when we find the right one!) outright and have no mortgage. There will be no utility bills as we will be off the grid.
In an area where you are homebound due to snow for much of the year, what do people do for jobs? we are very open to alternative ways of making money like selling wood, trapping, even making syrup if we have the right trees.
I guess although I know we can be quite comfortable on little, there are still things that have to be paid for and cant be grown on the land. Like eye glasses, and taxes, and some grocery items.
So, what do you rural homesteading ladies and your families do for income? Do you or your DH's have "regular" jobs?