Think you are too old to be homesteading in your retirement years?
At least we don't think so!
My husband and I are in our 70's and only just started our homesteading journey since retiring to PEI. If we can do it at our age, so can you.
Everyone has their own vision of what homesteading in retirement looks like for them.
Owning a farm may seem out of reach to some of us perhaps because of finances or health reasons, but not to get discouraged. The important thing is that you start where you are and grow from there.
The desire to dig your hands in the dirt and grow a tomato plant can lead to raising a few chickens and having eggs for breakfast.
Our ultimate goal would be to own a waterfront farm with lots of acreage and a barn.
We've entertained the idea of having a family milk cow or goats. We want to grow as much of our own food as we can and have enough to share with family and friends.
However, we are finding that just the two acres we have in the country in Prince Edward Island is keeping us plenty busy.
Technically we have 1.78 acres (of which one acre we designated for homesteading). The remainder of the property is our house site, septic bed, and driveway.
Just weeding the half dozen raised beds we have, keeping the wood lot clean, and caring for our critters, is a full-time job not to mention renovating our home for our future bed and breakfast!
We realize that our farm dreams are quite lofty for homesteading in retirement at our age but as the saying goes, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
I think a lot of people die after they retire because they quit dreaming. They lose the desire to accomplish things. They give up on living. It's very sad.
We don't want to give up on dreaming.
We love living in the country, learning homesteading skills, and sharing our journey with you.
Would you like to follow our homesteading in retirement journey?
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