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Homesteading Qualities, Part 1

Back garden in June 2008.

What does it take to become a homesteader, to move back to the land?  If you ask ten back-to-the-landers, you'll get a dozen different answers, so I thought I'd share my personal top four. 


But, before I start, I'd like to make a quick list of qualities you don't
need in your quest for homesteading simplicity.

  • Extensive knowledge of agriculture.  I took a class and became a Master Gardener before I moved to the land, but it was far from necessary.  In our current information age, you can learn everything you need to know from the internet and your local library.
  • A partner in crime.  Again, it wouldn't hurt, but it's quite possible to move back to the land by yourself.
  • A nest egg.  Sure would be nice, but we've done fine without it.



This post is part of our Homesteading Qualities lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:





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nest egg
So how to go back to the land without a nest egg?
Comment by MERH Mon Apr 27 13:29:48 2009
comment 2
Well, that's assuming you have access to the land already, of course....
Comment by anna Mon Apr 27 20:13:16 2009

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime