The Start of Our Homesteading Adventure

Hey there everyone!

I know, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on this blog, and to be quite honest, it’s because I really never had anything to say (I know, ME, with nothing to say?!). But here it is.

We’ve made some big decisions recently in this household, which I would like to share with you (hence the name change in this blog). I would also like to share our successes and failures with you, as well as outline some of our projects, goals, and tutorials for you. And, of course, knowing me, I will be sharing a ton of recipes along the way!

Lately we’ve been looking at our debtload, working on getting out of it, and thinking about more creative solutions for how to tackle it. And then it hit us.

We are living on the easiest way to save money ever. Our 28 acre farm! Although all our property isn’t farmable, as much of it exists in wooded rocky areas, the cleared areas will provide us with more than enough open space to start our own little happy homestead!

So for those of you not familiar with where we are situated (which is why I decided to write this blog), we are in the middle of nowhere in Northeastern Ontario (Kirkland Lake area). I have been an avid homesteading blog reader for a few months now, and I have noticed that much of the advice we are trudging forward with tends to come from the South & Midwestern US. I also know that there are many people in more northern areas that would be interested in homesteading, but again, the information from people much further south than us is intimidating (as it really does snow for 8 months of the year here!). Many question if we can implement the same things here, despite the dramatic change in climatic situation.

So, can we really make a successful homestead with 4 months of decent, growing-type temperatures?

We are damn well going to try! And we are super excited that you are along for the ride with us!

We will be updating this blog every weekend, so be sure to check back with us for what’s going on! Next Saturday will be an introduction to us, our property, our ‘whys’, and our beginner goals (as well as some shots of a new toy we are having delivered here next week!)

Until next time,
Laurie & Jim

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. It’s fantastic to read about homesteaders out of Canada. We’re not as far north as you are, but are making our homestead south of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

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