Early spring of 2012 brought us to this small homestead in Crow Wing County. Myself, my two sons, many pets and livestock, have learned to live a down-scaled lifestyle of the homestead life. Our move has been a humbling and exciting experience, changing from full time ranching and homesteading to each of us holding full time jobs in the area workforce.
Homestead living the past 25 years, is and always will be in our hearts. We continue to hone our skills and build on a sustainable lifestyle. Downsized considerably, from 258 acres to 15 acres, adjustments have been measurable to say the least.
Now over 5 years settled on this homestead, the process continues; working and living in a Central Lakes Community and stewardship of a beautiful but much different landscape.
2017 is a year of changes, with my oldest son having moved on and is enjoying a new life with a partner and her family.
My youngest son is carrying on, but more choices of downsizing the livestock and selling the goats, Llamas and re-homing one horse.
Gardening continues as well as raising rabbits. We have Flemmish Giant and are more manageable with work schedules.