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Dec 10, 2020
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1. What state/province/country are you in and what is your climate like? Texas. Hot and humid.i
2. Who or what inspired you to become more self sufficient? Starting out as a young couple with 3 boys in poverty.
3. In what ways are you self sufficient now and in what ways would you like to learn more? I make as much as I can from scratch, can jellies and salsas, craft, use everything to the max, sew clothing thats in need of repair, grow produce, when we no longer need things I sell what I can and donate the rest... Make frugal shopping choices, dont waste, etc
4. Are you interested in stocking up for future needs? As much as my space allows
5. Do you make crafts or useful items? Would you want to teach others how to do these? Yes
6. Can you legally keep livestock where you are at? Do you have any? What kinds? I am not sure and I had 3 ducks but made a bad decision on the type and they flew away 😂
7. Do you like to garden? If so, what do you enjoy growing? Yes! Tomatoes, bell peppers, jalepenos, carrots, herbs. Also have several fruit trees.
8. Do you fish? Bait or explosives? Yes and bait
9. How much space/land do you have or rent? City? Country? What I would like to be an Urban Homestead.
10. What is your self sufficient specialty? Or what one would you like to learn? Making bath products. Cooking from scratch. Utilizing my resources. Would love to learn how to crochet, more about raising ducks, more ways to save money etc.
11. Do you do wood work? Framing, finish, cabinet? No
12. Are you interested in herbal medicine? Yes. I know a lot about essential oils and teas!
13. If you could live any place you chose, where would it be? By the beach on about 5 acres thats not deed restricted.
14. Do you use a wood stove for heating or cooking? No
15. Do you like to cook? Are you interested in whole foods and natural foods? Raw milk? Farm fresh eggs? Yes!!!
16. Do you forage or hunt for part of your food needs? No
17. What skills do you have that help you be more self sufficient? A constant need to learn, better myself and save my family money.
18. Do you have solar panels? Plans to use solar energy? We have a few and yes.
19. Have you ever lived completely off grid? Would you like to? No and possibly.
20. Do you make things yourself to save money? Yes most definitely
21. Has trying to be more self-sufficient changed your attitude or habits about money/spending?yes. Ive always tried very hard to save money and utilize my resources which is why I like being self sufficient.


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