First: Set Up a Workshop

| 5/30/2013 2:06:00 PM

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What is the absolute first thing any new homesteader should do?


Set up a workshop.


6/4/2013 3:14:57 PM

"Realize this may grow beyond your wildest expectations."

Sound advice, FifthDisciple. Very sound advice.

Thanks for reading.

5/30/2013 3:54:42 PM

Excellent topic and one that is near to my heart. The advice that rings true with me is 1) Allow plenty of space and 2) Realize this may grow beyond your wildest expectations.

We're on fourteen acres, mostly pasture that must be mowed at least three times a year. this meant a tractor was necessary. The tractor and implements need to be repaired regularly. So I quickly added a welder...then a plasma torch...and a grinder...etc.

My current shop is 30' X 50' and filling fast. Build twice what you think you'll need and leave room to add on to that.

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