Jinxie said:a little bit of background maybe too much.
both of my parents committed suicide w/i the last two years.
fortunately there were life insurance policies that paid for the funerals etc.
we (as in kiddos) were also left something at the times these happened.
However, the whole situation has torn what's left of the family apart, and now my kiddos don't have grandparents (my parents were their ONLY grandparents, we do not associate w/ DH's family) nor their aunt and uncle.
hence the move, the ability to get some livestock if we wanted etc. I also have been a financial planner so have done a bit of investing in different things for later on in our years (we're not 30 yet)
This was an unexpected thing, turns out my father had a 401k that was divided up amongst us. instructions were left that when I got it to do something that i would like to try. Not for bills, not for emergencies, but to enable me to "do something" (I've always wanted to try being a SAHM but still make a little bit of cash kwim?)
We are for the most part debt free, we have utilities, our house payment, etc, but no credit cards, no loans on autos, equipment, student loans etc.
we've got good traffic (road frontage) about 6 acres, fenced, so it's more of a thing of i want to try a bit of everything (having a horse or two, maybe some chickens, want to try my hand at stained glass, first garden etc) while still be able to hang out and get to know my kiddos (I've always worked outside the home up until my mother did what she did, then i cut back to help my dad out..not that it seems to have done much but that's another story)
BUT - I'm one of those people that is terrified of failing. We've always done rescue for the four legged critters, but livestock and such is another story. I'd love to try, but "what if". Right now the only thing planned is to buy a cow for the freezer, and to do some stocking up for the winter, as well as buying a generator.
Jinxie said:CJ I LOVE this idea....can I pm you w/ some ideas I have for this?