Evolution of a Homestead ...

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by silosounds, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. silosounds

    silosounds Well-Known Member

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    We wanted to share some pictures to show the progress of our ongoing dream of living in the country. Its sometimes good to look back to see from where it is you started to encourage you to move forward. We would like to see similar shots of your success. I'm sure its safe to say that we have all spent a lot of time and effort making our dreams come true. So lets celebrate each others successes. We are even interested just hearing success stories without pics. Thanks for sharing with us and letting us share with you. Terry and Sherri

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  2. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wow...what a gorgeous place you have! I really enjoy seeing the history of a home and how it changes over the years. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. OD

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    I love your place, especially the barn. I grew up playing in an old barn like that one, & have lots of good memories about it. All kids should have a barn to play in.
     
  4. silosounds

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    Thanks for the compliments, we found our homestead in 1998 and spent a year cleaning it up enough to move in .We moved into a travel trailer and on the first day we had a tornado we had to go to the celler for the fist time as we went down the stairs we found out that several rats had taken up residence and had built a nest that filled 2/3 of the celler so we stood in the door opening as the twister went past and wondererd how accurate the movie twister was when it sucked the guy out door and all but low and behold we servived and cleaning the cellar was our first priority.
     
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    ..................Your barn and home look like they were rennovated for a 50's musical . Picture perfect setting for a simple lifestyle of the late 19th. century when we wish we could live in a much slower pace of existenance . Are you actually raising crops to put in that huge silo that sits behind the Barn? What area of Kansas are you located in ? :) , thanks , fordy
     
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    Someday when the barn is in more working order we would like to grow a crop to store whether it be silage or grain we haven't given it much thought. We spend most of our time trying keep up with the projects that we are experimenting with to gain a little more common sense. We are growing a tree farm of native species to our area for habitat and shelter belts, and are trying to compete with walmart and the USDA grants that the farmers take advantage of. We live in Rooks county that in the north central part of Kansas. and pray every day that we could meet people more like us with the beliefs of organic and back to the basics of a self reliant life, free of social programs and gov. grants and walmart. The town that we live near is almost dead business wise because most people drive an hour away to do their shopping at walmart. So we are striving to provide a product to the locals that is comparable to the competition.