My USDA-RD homestead is a trip, at least it is considered a field trip by some guests and a “trip” by other visitors, but be it ever so humble, I love it.
I am thinking about naming it The Rural Money Homestead.
Seriously, some of the most dedicated international travelers have stayed at my quaint rural home.
There’s nothing special or luxurious, but it’s comfortable and casual with good food on the table.
It’s a place you can relax in “three living rooms” or do nothing at all, but all of the time, I am the one working the “ranch”.
For several years, I have created and cultivated a small organic kitchen garden, producing everything from vine to root vegetables.
I am eager to expand my small-scale, sustainable agriculture by building a chicken coop, and raising a few grass fed goats that visitors can get up close too (not the chickens though).
I look forward to feeding and plucking chickens.
I’ve been thinking about raising meat rabbits, but that might prove to be a bit too ambitious.
Everything else I produce will also be from backyard to table.
I will be able to fill my smokehouse, freezer and/or root cellar for meat.
Wait until my guest and visitors see and taste my fresh chicken eggs!