Homesteaders

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by MountainMamaHST, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mara1

    mara1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jim
    Now where to find some locally? Checked around last year no luck.
     
  2. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to try growing a goji berry bush this year. Thanks for posting that info. Made my decision where to plant it easier!
     
  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Just sent!
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I do know you can buy them in some markets. Perhaps the Asian markets.

    FYI pinterest has some nice ideas for raised beds and such.
     
  5. RTFchickens

    RTFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One step closer to our goal! We just paid off our homestead on Thursday!!! Woo hoo! One step closer to independence. Now if only we can pay off our primary residence, we will be all set.
    Maybe we will just sell suburbia, and move to homestead full time, I don't know. I have a sophomore in highschool now, and I'd hate to make him change schools at this stage of the game.
     
  6. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Congratulations!
    That must be a great feeling! I can't wait until we can say the same thing. Our primary is our homestead.
    Why don't you ask the Sophomore how s/he might feel about moving at this stage.
     
  7. RTFchickens

    RTFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately he is very against moving at this stage of the game. He is a great athlete, and part of a great team at school, so he doesn't want to leave it right now.
    We are going to keep working on him.
     
  8. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I was a high school teacher and counselor for 27 years. You have your work cut out for you trying to convince him. For him, this would be giving up his identity and a good part of his sense of self worth, not to mention the conflicts it would cause in your relationship with him. You are probably better off waiting the two years until he goes off to college. Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. RTFchickens

    RTFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, we will wait till he is done with school, and transition up slowly. We have tons of work to be done on the homestead too. It's nice to come home to suburbia and go up there to work for now. My son will have his drivers license soon which will help.
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Perhaps there is someone he can stay with? We have a number of kids from Korea who stay with families during the school year. Funny thing is on young lady who is going to college asked her host family if she could still come home during breaks and bemoaned that she'd never been away from home before.

    There parents send them here in their early teens do go to school and learn English. I'm sure they become quite confident and self sufficient.

    Sorry Moon, but I believe we coddle our kids to much. They seem to think the world revolves around them and when they find out it isn't so it's a big let down.
     

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