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Today I’m talking to 67-year-old Cheri, who is running a 20-acre homestead, complete with milk cows, goats, sheep, chickens, gardens and more. And she’s doing it alone.
Cheri breaks down encouraging tips explaining how anyone can do this.
I think you’ll love this episode. And I’m pretty sure I want to be Cheri when I grow up.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Cheri’s background and interest in homesteading
- When did life shift to homesteading alone?
- Finding new property and moving (how it worked for Cheri)
- How did you start learning how to do ALL the homesteading skills?
- What made you decide to keep doing it all, even though now alone?
- Describing the homestead (livestock, acres, gardens, etc.)
- How do you do all of the chores?
- Do you work outside the homestead?
- What happens when you have to do something on the homestead that’s over-your-head?
- How (and when) to lean on family, neighbors, and the community
- What is the most challenging parts of homesteading alone?
- Why bartering is important for homesteaders
- How to overcome feelings of loneliness
- Growing food: are you growing too much, do you scale back, etc.
- Raising dairy: what do you do with all of the milk?
- “Can’t do” vs. “Won’t do” on the homestead
- Final advice for homesteading alone…
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- Homesteading with Littles: Strategies from a Experienced Mama (podcast episode)
- On Homesteading in the Desert (podcast episode)
- Homesteading During the Golden Years: Is it Possible? (podcast episode)
- When Homesteading makes you lonely (blog article)