When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?



The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 88 – June 4, 2018 – When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Tanya asks: I would love to hear your thoughts on starting a homestead in mid life. We are looking to homestead in the near future and we are a married couple in our mid 40s with a young son (4 yrs). People say it would be futile as we are too old for such a lifestyle. I think it could be an advantage in having the wisdom and forethought to homestead smart, not back-breaking hard, not break-the-bank hard. 


When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?


Homestead According To Your Strengths

Physical Strength and Energy

Knowledge and Wisdom


Know Your Limitations

Financial

Stay out of debt

Buy as you go

Time Management

Physical limitations

Livestock

Feeding and Watering

Moving and Controlling

Processing

Gardening

Raised Beds

Weed Control

Watering

Skills and Experience


Practical Ideas For The Young


Practical Ideas For The Older Folks


Recommendations:

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise by Joel Salatin – https://amzn.to/2LgLjoc


The Homestead Life:

A segment where each episode I share something that’s better in my life because of homesteading.


Being able to share all aspects of homesteading with others. From the knowledge of where real food comes from to the actual harvest itself, sharing the homestead with others has made my life better!


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