Mini Homestead…In A Trailer Park

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My Homestead

I chuckle at the thought of calling this place a homestead. But homesteading is my dream, and this is the place where I am going to be able to practice some of what I will need to know when I do get my homestead.

I live in a trailer, on a small lot in a trailer park. Now, I realize that the technical name for my home is a manufactured home. I know this, but I live in a trailer park. Therefore, I live in a trailer which I may or may not be taking with me when I move.

Did I mention that I own the trailer? I do, as well as a dumpy shed. This does not leave me with much room for homestead activities, but I do my best. Right now, this means that I have begun gardening and have built a compost bin.

My plan is to see just how much homesteading I can do on this tiny of all lots, and within my actual home.

Shannon Buck

Orono, Maine



4 Responses to “My Homestead”

  1. Francis Martel said

    I need to know how to be effective at homesteading? Ant help would be good

    • Shannon Buck said

      The first step in being an effective homesteader is to decide what you want. Homesteading means something different to each person or family. What you want may be different from me. I do not have a full-blown homestead at this time, but I will. For me, certain things are important. I am researching each thing that I want to incorporate into my homestead, such as off-grid living, orchards, small home living, food preservation, etc.

      At this time, I mainly focus my efforts on gardening. Learning to grow as much as I can on my tiny lot. I am learning to dry herbs to preserve them, and how to make things such as apple butter so that I will already know how to use what I grow.

      I am also researching to decide what animals I want. Thus far hens and goats are winning. Pigs are a close third. I am also considering geese and turkey.

      Maybe if you told me precisely what you are needing, or asked direct questions, I could be of more help.

  2. I added your blog to Feedr android app.but your feed doesnt appear.can you tell me how to configure your feed in my android app for rss feeds?I am using feedr android app.

    • Shannon Buck said

      On my end, I just went in and changed to full summary for RSS feeds. I do not know if this will help or not. I will continue to see if there is anything else I can do to make this easier.

      I do not have an android, so I have no idea what to do about it from your end, if my doing the above does not work.

      Thank you for noting this for me.

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