Carol Chung

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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.



Thanks so much for the channel suggestion! That is very helpful!
5 years ago
he mentioned in the video harvesting the honey is not the primary reason of beekeepers of keeping bees. So, what 's the main reason?
5 years ago

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.



Would love to have neighbours like her! These people are inspirations to me. Whenever I feel paranoid doing things or going to places alone and out of my comfort zone, I think about people like her. Honestly, I think safety is always an issue anywhere in the world, as long as there're human beings. When I spent a week living in a tent on my own in the forest and on beaches in Alaska, I felt the greatest danger was not from the bears but from human beings.

Anyway, I wonder if this lady ever had confrontations with robbers in her house? Esther, you know?
5 years ago
What about having a burglar alarm in the house?
5 years ago
It's the first time I hear about this special type of dogs called LGD - Livestock Guardian Dogs? Thanks so much for the advice! So, how many dogs should I keep?

Yes, I sure need to know my neighbours - but then, somebody also reminded me to not let others know I live alone. It's a dilemma - if I let others know that I live alone, others may watch out for me. But, the word may also get around and make myself vulnerable. Also, I can't always lie to others that I live with somebody when they may or will eventually find out there I live alone? What should I do?
5 years ago
Thanks everybody. A couple of silly questions:

1. I used to think big dogs is the solution. But a few people (from different parts of the world, e.g. in Chile, Taiwan) have told me that the thieves would poison all the dogs (and cut the wires) in the neighbourhood before they strike.

2. Also, what do you do when the dogs bark endlessly? do you go out to check it out? But what am I as a single woman supposed to do if I go check it out? or am I supposed to hide away and not let the thieves see who I am? perhaps they just want to check if somebody is at home? or who that person is?

I'm from a city-state where there's sadly no countryside that I can buy and live a self-sufficient life (at least not at an affordable price). I'm done my research and decided to move to Latin America.

Carol
5 years ago
Is it possible for women to homestead ALONE?

I'm 38. Living in nature and being self-sufficient has always been my dream. But I have a few worries. One of them has to do with the safety of living alone in the rural areas. Because I have heard stories of single women getting robbed (even though she was living very close to neighbours). And it seems it's not uncommon to hear about burglaries in the countryside, in both developed and developing countries. I'm worried.
5 years ago