This blog started out as a homesteading journal. I posted pictures of our venture here in the Ozarks, and essays about how things were going..
For the most part it has been a struggle and never really approached sustainability, which was my original goal. I work so far from home, it's impossible to both take care of the homestead and earn the income needed to keep it floating.
Recently Gary and I divorced, and now the land will have to be sold as part of the divorce settlement. I'm waiting on the appraisal, but maybe if it comes in at a reasonable amount, I'll be able to refinance it and buy it back myself.
Or maybe my future homesteading efforts will become a joint venture with a friend/partner who's interested in the same goals..
Or maybe I'll just start fresh somewhere else nearby. It's very unlikely that I'll give up. That's just not my nature..
The future is wide open and I'll keep you posted on my progress, whether I'm here at the same old homestead or somewhere else.
In the meantime, herb walks will continue as before. Before each season, I'll post the schedule and locations. We may start using the park trails at Boxley this year instead..