The following year proved to be one of gain and loss.
Our greenhouse was doing wonderfully and producing much more than had anticipated. The chickens were laying everyday and we sold the eggs almost as fast as they could lay.
And early in the Spring, a freak storm tore the roof from off the greenhouse as well as part of the roof from the main house.
But, thankfully, because of the money we were able to save during the past year, by lowering our use of utilities, cancelling our cable and raising our own food, we were able to purchase and install a new roof on both.
That is one of the big advantages of living a homestead lifestyle… by lowering your cost of living it frees up a lot of your time and money in case of unforeseen events. The experience we gained from learning how to do things for ourselves was another benefit.
This year, we hope to go further off grid by incorporating Solar Power to much of our homestead, as well as adding an Aquaponic garden to our greenhouse. So follow us on our journey and share your experiences with us.
We truly want this to be a Community of Homesteaders!