Getting “back to the land”. Sounds Idyllic, right? Especially the worlds ecomemy is in the crapper, unemployment is at an all time high, and the consensus view is that it’s only going to get worse. Doom and gloom and what all. While raising a family self-sufficiently and preparing for a Shit-hits-the-fan scenario is one of the better decisions I’ve made, it’s also quite difficult. Especially for a city girl. So here’s my journey in learning to homestead, and becoming as self-sufficient as possible while raising kids, cooking, cleaning, and figuring out the damned wood stove.