Our home, our farm, our food.
My brother, Jon, has started a blog about his homestead. He is a wonderful and strong-willed man, who is trying to become as self-suffiecient and self-sustainable as possible. He started a blog for his endeavours, and I encourage you all to read it. I am excited to see Jon's progress through the coming seasons, as well as the tips he will share with the world. Please visit his blog, and subscribe to it in your preferred method. Below is an excerpt from his first entry. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
"Surrounding our home is enough grass to feed a small herd of sheep or goat. I aim to change this! I am determined to transform our property from suburban cookie cutter lawn to an edible landscape which incorporates millions of years worth of knowledge and trial and error. The end goal is to have a self sufficient (to the point of surplus) homestead on just under a quarter of an acre. This will entail many hours of work, exponentially more hours of planning, the help and cooperation of not only my friends and family but also of the environment itself. A million variables need to fall into place in order for us to succeed and I am armed with the knowledge needed to at least increase the odds in my favor. This blog is going to be (more than anything else) a way to hold myself accountable. If people are watching, I must continue work and cannot let myself be lazy or slip on planning."