Farmgirl School began in a little rented farmhouse in a small town. We jumped to what we hoped would be our forever home, a rented homestead in Calhan, that proved disastrous. Our rented homestead left us homeless, penniless, and losing nearly everything. We jumped for six months from friend’s guest room to friend’s basement until we worked hard enough and saved enough to get into an apartment. Our apartment was fun (top floor, big tub, fireplace with a light switch) but we longed for a garden and chickens once more. Enter this beautiful homestead that we have enjoyed, our own place, for the past two and a half years. And even though we live in a lovely neighborhood and have so much here, we find ourselves called back the country. Back to a small town. Farmgirl School will continue as I take you with me to look at properties and move to our (hopefully) forever farm. I am so lucky to have so many amazing friends and readers to support us on this journey over the years and I am looking forward to making memories with you for many years to come! But now, I want to share with you my beloved urban homestead, which is now for sale.
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When you walk through the gates of my little urban homestead, there is a sense of serenity within its walls. The trees grow abundantly and circles and rectangles and wild tufts of herbs and flowers and vegetables grow everywhere. Climbing grapes and flourishing raspberries, rows of corn. The chicks chirp madly for more food and the hens strut about their yard. The farm dog stretches lazily on the couch. The cats are curled up in the sun. Homemade bread and fresh eggs for breakfast with hot coffee on the porch listening to crickets and birds sing.
Yes, we lead a very sweet life. This is the life of a homesteader. I have given you 27 ways and gone into more detail over 24 days of what loveliness goes into being a homesteader. I hope you know now that you can homestead anywhere, at any age. You can start with baking from scratch and move on to full out farming later. That you should most definitely get a cute apron.
Always buy the best you can afford. Cast iron is the best. Do your chores kind of slow. Keep your mind easy. Get a pen pal. Strive to live an old fashioned life. There are great joys and blessings that come with being a homesteader.
Now, I happen to know of a darling homestead coming up for sale. It is fully solar powered, with a wood stove, and a root cellar. It has a chicken coop and outbuildings. It has established gardens and a sense of home and place. It is beautifully kept up, wood floors, large kitchen. My homestead goes on the market today. I am going back to the country.
I will post the MLS as soon as I have it. If anyone knows of anyone who wants a sweet little urban homestead in Colorado, I’ve got one!
I’m going to have goats again, y’all.