Getting started homesteading is easy, all you have to do is just start. But to keep homesteading, well that might be a little tougher. In this podcast episode, I discuss 5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
- Fighting off colds
- A new place to hunt
- We got our first hard frost of the year
- Cleaning up the gardens for winter
- Greenhouse cleaned up and ready for winter
- Winterizing the homestead
Homesteading Relevant News:
Gainesville women learn self-sufficiency through Homestead program – https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/life/gainesville-women-learn-self-sufficiency-through-homestead-program/
The Country’s First Interactive Sustainability Park Is Taking Root In Waterbury Center –http://digital.vpr.net/post/countrys-first-interactive-sustainability-park-taking-root-waterbury-center#stream/0
Hangin’ Out on the Homestead Front Porch:
Question for the Facebook Group for this episode: What is your greatest challenge in homesteading?Check out the answers here-https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomesteadFrontPorch/permalink/1450606241659862/
Main Topic Of Discussion:
5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader
It might be more work than you thought it would be. Perhaps podcasts and Youtube make it sound and look easier than it is.
I think you get the point…
2. Burn out
One of the biggest problems I see in homesteaders failing is they burn out due to taking on too much too soon.
In the modern world, it’s extremely easy to take on too much debt. This could come in the form of a mortgage that’s too large for you to handle or a desire to keep up with the Joneses by purchasing new vehicles that you can’t afford or maybe just the desire to have it all now through credit cards.
Dave Ramsey –https://www.daveramsey.com/
4. Lack of preparedness
- When the unexpected happens it can cause you to fail in all your hopes and dreams if you’re not prepared.
- Financial preparedness
- Disaster preparedness
- Mental preparedness
5. Too high of expectations
When homesteading isn’t everything you thought it would be quick enough it can cause you to give up. Be patient, Be aware of societies and your own desires for instant gratification
Youtube Channel: OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9ITE5nuShQ37Xd-NVkdcg