You Know You're a Modern Homesteader When...

| 4/5/2012 11:48:32 AM

Tags: country living, city to country, modern homesteading, Victoria Gazeley,

The poo annointed jacket. Whether you've been on this rural living/modern homesteading journey for decades, or you're just starting out, the question always comes up: How do you know when you've "arrived"?

This whole question was born out of something that happened to me not all that long ago (but not long enough... as I'll explain later).

Please join me as I swallow my pride and share...

We live near a small town that's very "outdoorsy," where Ford F150s outnumber BMWs and Audis (though those are quickly catching up in number) and wearing long underwear to a business meeting gets nary a sideways glance.  In other words, it's not exactly what you would call a fashion mecca.  Outdoor gear rules the runway here.

So it's not unusual for us to live in jeans, boots and the same jacket, week in and week out (that would be the same jacket week in and week out, not the same jeans ... though I'm sure that's not unheard of!), especially when you have to go from carpooling to chicken-keeping (and vice-versa) in a blink.  Which is what I did awhile ago ... with nasty consequences.

Let me explain. 

Bonnie Vance
9/12/2012 3:19:09 AM

My mother dog and her new born puppies developed parvos virus and I cured the un-vaccinated puppies with child size doses of Pepto Bismouth administered every four hours. The mother had not been vaccinated either to my knowledge. She was a stray I took in who was pregnant.

Ann Allen
5/31/2012 4:10:13 PM

Oh, and you can milk sheep, too. Sheep's milk cheeses...yum!.

Ann Allen
5/31/2012 4:07:09 PM

Sheep are one good option, for sure. On wet ground, their lighter weight causes less damage, and they don't do much browsing, so are easier on trees and shrubs. Besides, they are really fun to be around.

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