Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Beginning

Welcome to Mountain Home, my brand new blog about my journey into the life of a homesteader. I'm starting from scratch, smack dab in West Virginia suburbia, on half an acre. If you think it's impossible, think again. Beginning today, I am going to work towards my goal of homesteading. I'd love ten acres in rural West Virginia, but that's not what I have, and I'm not going to wait until I do. If you're going to do something, the only thing you can really do is dive in and either sink or swim. I, my friends, am an excellent swimmer.

Right now I'm unemployed, which really hampers any plans to house, purchase, or feed any livestock, so I'll just have to wait a bit on that and start simpler. My first order of business will be to find a job so that I can begin to save money to buy my first livestock. I'm wanting to breed duel purpose meat and fur rabbits for a start to my homestead. Rabbit meat is lean, packed with protein, and better for you than turkey and chicken, believe it or not. I've already selected my breed, which will be Silver Fox. They're not cheap and the closest breeder is five hours away.

From this moment, my journey begins. Wish me luck!