A Crazy Plan

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Planning a New Plan.  We had spent 1 1/2 years trying to come up with the perfect homestead plan, but weren’t making any measurable progress in getting there.  The time had come to re-evaluate and create a new plan and that’s what we have done.

Now, some may think this plan sounds crazy and that we’re delusional.  Maybe it is crazy and we won’t even discuss the delusional part right now.  Yet sometimes the best things in life come out of crazy delusions.

So what is this crazy plan you ask?

We have decided to buy property.  Actually, we plan to buy property when we find the perfect property to buy, but our plan is to make a purchase none-the-less.  It’s ambitious, but it’s an investment in our future.  It’s a step forward.  A chance to have property that is ours and begin working on that property – putting up fencing, planting an orchard, preparing our garden area, building a chicken coop, a shed, a barn, maybe even a house – while we wait for all the stars to align so we can move to our little homestead.

A nice benefit of the internet is the ability to shop on-line and I’ve been property shopping.  I found some property in the Missouri Ozarks that hubby and I are very interested in seeing, so we are going to look at it this weekend.

We like our new plan.  It’s probably a little bit crazy, but crazy makes sense to us, so we’re moving forward and hoping for the best.


  1. OK, I didn’t get what was “new” about this plan. I can be a little slow:) But now I get it, I think. Before you were keeping your options open until D located suitable employment, yes? And now you’re going to commit to the right piece of earth (for you) and work from there, yes? Please hurry as I know a 15 year old girl who needs to learn the meaning of hard work and gratitude:)

    • You know, we will have our garden this year and I always have weeds to pull, produce to pick, freeze and/or can. There is still plenty of work to keep her busy 🙂

  2. I think what you are doing is a great idea. I am sure you have weighed the pros and cons of homestead living so there is nothing crazy about it. It will be a positive and rewarding experience for you and your family. I wish you luck with your land search.

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