About

Journalling the journey from house to homestead in the suburbs.

Hello, my name is Phil.  I am starting this adventure to learn how to provide for my family’s needs with very few resources.  The scope of projects that we will tackle will be broad and focus on saving money and being as self-sufficient as possible.

Just three generations ago our country’s families provided for themselves in almost every way. They needed and craved community, but weren’t reliant on complete strangers for everyday NEEDS like food, water, shelter and security. My goal is to convert my home on a postage stamp lot into a homestead that provides for my needs rather than just another bill that I have to go to work to pay for.

I will mess it up but it will be exciting and educational.

All of this will take place on a small suburban lot south of Houston, TX.

Now I understand some people believe that it is impossible to be 100% self-sufficient, maybe so.  My goal is to see how much can be achieved living in town.

God bless.

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3 responses to “About

  1. great to hear this Phil! good luck and let us know if there is anything we can do to help, encourage, or push you forward. happy growing. s+g at Ore.Co. Farm

  2. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! I love the idea of yours – and I think it’s very possible to accomplish what you’re looking to do! I look forward to reading about your adventures.

  3. My Grandma grew up in Hackberry Louisiana…not that far from where you are. They hunted, fished, grew, pickled, canned just about everything. They were pretty self sufficient. Interesting how in 3 generations we can move so far in the other direction. Good luck on your journey. I am on the same one. Peace

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