Getting started homesteading is easy, all you have to do is just start. But to keep homesteading, well that might be a little tougher. In this podcast episode I discuss 5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
- Fighting off colds
- A new place to hunt
- We got our first hard frost of the year
- Cleaning up the gardens for winter
- Greenhouse cleaned up and ready for winter
- Winterizing the homestead
- Made an appearance on another podcast – Live Free and Grow – hosted by Jason Carrier: https://remsorepublic.com/podcast/live-free-grow/
Homesteading Relevant News:
- Gainesville women learn self-sufficiency through Homestead program – https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/life/gainesville-women-learn-self-sufficiency-through-homestead-program/
- The Country’s First Interactive Sustainability Park Is Taking Root In Waterbury Center – http://digital.vpr.net/post/countrys-first-interactive-sustainability-park-taking-root-waterbury-center#stream/0
Hangin’ Out on the Homestead Front Porch:
Question for the Facebook Group for this episode: What is your greatest challenge in homesteading? Check out the answers here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomesteadFrontPorch/permalink/1450606241659862/
Main Topic Of Discussion:
5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader
- It might be more work than you thought it would be.
- Perhaps podcasts and Youtube make it sound and look easier than it is.
I think you get the point…
2. Burn out
- One of the biggest problems I see in homesteaders failing is they burn out due to taking on too much too soon.
- In the modern world it’s extremely easy to take on too much debt. This could come in the form of a mortgage that’s too large for you to handle or a desire keep up with the joneses by purchasing new vehicles that you can’t afford or maybe just the desire to have it all now through credit cards.
- Dave Ramsey – https://www.daveramsey.com/
4. Lack of preparedness
- When the unexpected happens it can cause you to fail in all your hopes and dreams if you’re not prepared.
- Financial preparedness
- Disaster preparedness
- Mental preparedness
5. Too high of expectations
- When homesteading isn’t everything you thought it would be quick enough it can cause you to give up.
- Be patient
- Be aware of societies and your own desires for instant gratification
- Youtube Channel: OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9ITE5nuShQ37Xd-NVkdcg
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