Over the course of the long winter months, boyfriend and I decided we want to be homesteaders. That is, we want a little bit of land, some animals (chickens, goats, maybe a pig) and to grow some of our own food. We’re not looking to have a dairy farm with thousands of cows, just our own little space surrounded by animals.
One problem, we live in the Metro Washington D.C. region with ridiculous property values.
Got a million dollars, you can buy a four bedroom house!!!
So even though we realized this shared dream, we’ll have to start small, educate ourselves, and plan for a move to a homestead friendly/affordable area down the road.
So here are some of the fun free resources I’ve found so far in my attempt to learn about homesteading.
Gourmet Farmer, Australian TV
One of the most entertaining shows we’ve found is a couple of years old, but new to us!!
Urban Conversion, PBS
I can catch this show sporadically on the WETA PBS channel, sadly can’t find it on the PBS roku/amazon fire channels.
We Bought the Farm, HGTV
I know, I know, another HGTV show. They only did 8 episodes, but you can find them all on their roku/amazon fire app.
Homesteady – Podcast & Videos
Great content focused on the business decisions that need to go into a homestead.
Just the start of my education, but a girls got to dream!!!
Have you tried the farm life? Ready to escape your current l0cal?