....of living more pioneer-like?
For instance, how much does it cost a year to raise enough chickens to provide eggs and meat for your family?
How much does it cost to plant, harvest and preserve enough food for your family through the winter?
How about a milk cow? Beef cow?
My husband and I have been discussing what it would cost to "homestead" or live more simply. Where can we find more information on the start-up costs and the yearly maintenance costs?
I know you can do things like make and use your own candles, laundry soap, shampoo, etc. Make all your food from scratch, sew, quilt, raise bees. But how much does it cost yearly to keep those things going?
And how much room does a family of 6 really need in a house? We have 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, the biggest military house we've had yet! Do we really need that much room though? I think we could go smaller IF we lived on a bit of land so we could get outside.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? How do I find this information out?