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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Homestead
June 17, 2021 · · Homesteading

It’s a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler life. But what should you know or research before buying a homestead that seems perfect at first glance?

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A Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

In the September/October 2012 issue of Countryside, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply.

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