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!

 


 

Submit A Question For The Podcast

You can send your questions to ask@smalltownhomestead.com – or – Call or Text in your questions to our Voicemail at 765-203-1949. Submit questions as often as you like. 

 


 

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Show Notes For This Episode Can Be Found At:

https://smalltownhomestead.com/88

Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
Harold
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Harold

I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.