Sairuh Tonin wrote:I don't really have much to add here, as I'm not really a homesteader myself, just a hopeful. I watch a lot of YouTubes made by people living the dream but most of them are traditional nuclear families. I've found one woman that I really admire- Arky, from the Crystal Cottage Off Grid channel. She's doing it all herself (well, some help from friends, but most of it is her)- cob building, cutting and splitting firewood, growing food, the whole nine. I'm not affiliated with her in any way, I just watch her videos. I find it inspiring (and that word is really overused but, in this case, accurate) to see someone I can identify with doing what I someday hope to do.
Esther Emery wrote:
Also relevant ... is that my nearest neighbor (1/3 of a mile away from me, we're all 40 minutes out of town) is 81 and female and has lived alone in her cabin since her kids were grown. She knows a lot of people and has visitors all the time, including us. But she runs her own life. And I love her for it.