Keeping Urban Livestock Introduction

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Are you dreaming of your own little homestead, but can’t pull up stakes and move to the country? Would you like to eat fresh, healthy meat, eggs, and milk, but feel you can't find or afford them? Does it seem strange to you that a apple costs so much more than a candy bar?

Now is the time to take control by growing your own safe, healthy food! You can start your Urban/Micro homestead right now and right where you are. You may even discover that you already have your little slice of homesteading heaven and you didn’t even know it.

Homesteading has always held a particular thrill to many. The very word calls forth romantic images of covered wagons creaking across a vast prairie and the triumphant battle against untamed nature. Early pioneers were a tough self-reliant breed, able to persevere in the face of great odds. Theirs was a life of freedom. Even if it was often the freedom to fail.

The spirit that inspires one to build something better still flows through our veins. We feel instinctively that this life we have built is sorely lacking in both basic security and personal satisfaction. This uneasiness has led to a new way of homesteading - not with hundreds of acres in the middle of the wilderness - but in a small backyard in a quiet suburb, an abandoned lot in a run-down neighborhood, or on the balcony of an apartment. Like those who came before them, these new pioneers are unsatisfied with the status quo and embody the vital qualities of self-reliance, ingenuity, and hard work.

Homesteading is a journey, not a destination. With a little thought and effort, you can begin that journey now. Don’t wait until everything is “perfect”. It may never be. Think about what you want your homestead to accomplish, how you want to live, and what you might want to produce. Learn about these things. Be flexible and adapt your ideas to your new knowledge. Most of all, have faith in yourself. 

You can do this!

When you sign up for this introductory course, you will get your lessons immediately.  Don't have time to read the lessons?  Each lesson is also includes an audio recording so you can listen while you drive or perform other tasks.

Table of Contents

    Getting Started
  • Grow where You are Planted!
  • Do You Have What it Takes to Keep Urban Livestock?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes you qualified to create this course?

Growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, I have had production livestock all my life. I've had several "normal" homesteads which gave me a solid foundation in all aspects of caring for livestock. After two years of living off grid in the woods, I realized that I was not living up to my own ideals by turning wilderness into a homestead. I decided to see what I could do to feed myself and bring some wildness back to the city.

I think I want get started with livestock. How will this course help me?

This course will give you plenty of "food for thought" BEFORE you get any animals. You will be introduced to the "good, bad ,and ugly" of keeping production livestock so you can make informed decisions and effective plans.

Questions about this course? Contact the creator.

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