Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and what we are trying to accomplish on our homestead.
We are a small family who have decided to make a major life change by going from not caring about our food to a family that works hard to grow their own food. The change came after realizing supermarket food was not as it seemed. The journey began by researching gardening and all of the methods of growing our own food. We then started planning our first vegetable garden because we wanted to know exactly what went into the growing of our foods as well as where they came from.
The first couple of years of our backyard eden were challenging but we managed to have a good harvest. In year three we moved from our fertile ground to a new town; a suburb as I like to call it of Dallas. That town was not known for farming due to the hard, compact soil to offer for gardening but there are people who managed. We moved from an acre to about a quarter of an acre lot. It proved to be difficult to plan everything that needed to happen in order to prepare the ground for planting. This time around we opted for a series of raised beds in order to up our chances of having success.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
We chose to go big for our first year at our new place and built nine raised beds ranging in size from 2’x8′ and 3’x8′ and it paid off in an amazing harvest in our first full year at the new place. Even though we have had successes and failures we are pressing on with the adventure that we started several years ago with our dream of becoming more self-sufficient and being able to provide ourselves with enough fresh produce from our garden to eat for the entire year.
During the four years at our urban homestead we learned many new skills and hard lessons about gardening that caused us to want more. We decided that we wanted to continue to learn new skills and to become even more self-sufficient. We decided it was time to leave our tiny urban lot in search of a new homestead – one that will allow us to grow our own fruits, veggies and our own sustainable meats.
THE NEW HOMESTEAD & THE FUTURE
We are looking for the right piece of property to build our forever homestead. We want to have large gardens, an orchard and plenty of space to raise chickens, ducks, milk goats and pigs. We want this homestead to be completely self-sufficient so that our family has everything it needs.