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Country Life & Self Sufficiency

Do you live (or want to live) on a farm/acreage/ranch? Are you interested in the country life, homesteading, back to basics, self-sufficiency, rural values? Then this group is for you.

Location: God's Country
Members: 234
Latest Activity: Jan 4

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Rural Security Systems

Started by John Muir. Last reply by John Muir Dec 16, 2014. 2 Replies

I live rural, on a parcel of a family farm adjacent to two other occupied parcels of the farm. All three residences are over 1/4 mile off the road and about a half-mile away from one another. Each…Continue

Cross Post : Best Place To Live?

Started by Rocco Vallerand. Last reply by John Dec 24, 2013. 3 Replies

After the topic started by Brett on the main forums about "How Important to Your Happiness is Where You Live?", it got me to thinking about where I feel I could be totally happy. 4 years ago, I made…Continue

Logs, Pellets, or Pucks? let's put a discussion on the fire

Started by TKM. Last reply by John Nov 28, 2013. 3 Replies

Evening gentlemen,Just curious as to which heating method you prefer. A decent-sized woodstove, a Pellet/Puck Stove, or a wood-fired Cookstove with the oven/heating compartment/water heater on the…Continue

Tags: Furnishings, Rural, Cooking, Heat, FIre

Activities and Projects: Springtime

Started by DryD. Last reply by Brian Splash Nov 10, 2013. 5 Replies

The sun is starting to peek out and the temperature is beginning to warm up in my part of the country.  As a little luck would have it, we managed to find a house on two acres to "homestead."  As a…Continue

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Comment by Lev Nikolaevich on February 21, 2014 at 5:05am

Hello forum; I am an aspiring naturalist in diet and lifestyle. Raised in the country and at home there as well. It is a true pleasure to meet you all and I hope to learn a great deal.

- Kind Regards, J.S.

Comment by Max Power on August 14, 2012 at 6:36pm

For me and my wife living in a rural area with lots of distance between us and the nieghbors is the only way to live.
It's not for everyone, though. If you are the type that only wants to walk in your house and plop down in front of the TV, the regular need of upkeep on a rural homestead is too much to deal with for many people.

Comment by Brad Wilson on August 14, 2012 at 2:37pm

I'd love to have some acreage myself, but I do what I can on my property (in a subdivision). I have four hens for eggs, and a few beehives that allow me to sell some honey on the side. Next year my plans is to setup a small garden.

Comment by Harris on August 2, 2012 at 12:36am

Hello; we have a 700-acre wheat and alfalfa farm.  We also run cattle on the wheat in the winter.  If there are any other dedicated farmers or ranchers, there is a group called Farmers and Ranchers where we can talk specifically about production.

Comment by Spencer Clarkson on December 21, 2011 at 6:26pm

Where I had been living was in the country and I loved it. We(me and my parents) moved to the city for work and I hate it. I have plans to get an acerage when I am done college. It is what keeps me happy in the damn city.

Comment by Mark Nelson on October 13, 2010 at 5:11pm
I have read Wendell Berry's works since I was quite young, considering the information they have. I'm sorry, city life and city dwellers: the infection of the countryside has set in too deep. It's too late for me -- go on without me! I'll be over here -- FARMING.
Comment by Kevin on October 1, 2010 at 1:48pm
That reminds me of the guy who used to manage the campground near my Dad's place. People always asked him if he got bored living out in the woods all the time. They'd always say " You know in the city we have movie theaters and you can do this or that." His response was always "Yep, well out here I can pee wherever I want without getting arrested."
Comment by Dish on September 26, 2010 at 9:44pm
I'd love to own acreage here in Wyoming, similar to the description by Mr Stanislav in the comment below
Comment by Jeremy Stanislav on August 11, 2010 at 4:05pm
I will move to the country some day. I want my neighbors to look like ants when I look out my window. If I hear the neighbors car its because they are driving down my driveway. I want pee outside without worrying about the cops showing up. Turn off the lights and its pitch black. My dog (future dog) never had a leash, never had a fence. Some day I'll get there.
Comment by Jerry Swindle Jr. on August 11, 2010 at 3:59pm
Happy to be part of this group. Check out my other blog www.rentingthehomestead.blogspot.com
 

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