# Self sufficiency
How We Would Start a Homestead in 2022 🌻🐐🐔 Encouragement To Get Started!
Starting a homestead can be very overwhelming. We want to encourage you to take it one step at a time. Don't put your drive to being self sufficient in a box because it can't fit into just one box. It's incredibly gratifying raising your own food, connecting with the Earth, and pledging to treat it with respect. We have all had successes and failures in dreaming up and creating our homestead. Please watch and learn from us!
Mornings on the Homestead...Peaceful, Proactive, and Disappointing?
#homesteading #farmvlog #adayinthelife One day on the homestead can be an adventure. We wake up with an idea of ALL the things that we need to touch or complete. A unique to do list. Rarely does the day stick to our idea of what it should be. I'm going to bring you along on a frosty morning that turns warm. We have morning chores, proactive chores, and some chores that just give us disappointment.
The Start Of Our Off-Grid Journey
Hello there. My wife and I live off-grid in the western mountains of Maine. We moved out of "town" over three years, it was. The house wasn't a full two-story colonial, with 2,000 sq feet of living space" a full basement. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All this, and it was off-grid too. The house had been built in 2008 and had to be designed with off-grid living in mind. The place was overbuilt and insulated to the max. The previous owners had spared no expense on materials. Now the sad part, the previous owners had turned the place back over to the bank because they couldn't make a go of it. They suffered several setbacks that left them with more than one mortgage, a ruined battery bank, a destroyed generator, and no way forward.