This is the Start

After being a military family and traveling the country living in an RV, we are beginning our biggest adventure yet. The goal? Become at least 75% self-sufficient in the next 5 years. 

To start on this next project we have bought a rundown house on 6 acres. We have redone the kitchen and the bathrooms and we are now living here. We have 6 people in 1200 square feet, which makes this the smallest house (besides the RV) we have lived in. 

After teaching the kids at home the last 5 years I think this year the whole family will be schooled. I’ve never touched a chicken, or butchered a rabbit. And I’ve been told that snakes hang out in chicken coops (😱). But! We want to show our kids where food comes from, and teach them that hard work is good for the mind, body, and soul. 

So, this is the start. It’s time to stop jotting down plans, and start making a homestead.