Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Are You Ready For Homesteading

Welcome to Celtic Acres Farm

I’m Susan, co-owner of Celtic Acres Farm and author of this website.  Do you ever feel that there is something more to life?  Do the words “simple” and “self sufficient” resonate with you in a way that you crave to embrace them and make them your own?  When you hear the words “homesteading,” “farming,” and “living the country life” do you actually feel a tingle in your soul?  Then you, my friend, are seeking the modern-homesteader lifestyle.  It is different for each individual person, yet the essence of it truly creates “community.”   This site is designed to bring together like-minded individuals who are searching for something different, something less hectic and something that makes them feel as if they have finally arrived “home.”

Whether you are currently living in a one bedroom apartment, a house in the middle of the suburbs, in the country or, if you are one of the lucky ones, on a hundred acre homestead, you can begin the journey to reach those goals of becoming self-sufficient.  This site is for all those who live on a homestead or small farm or for those who (currently) just wish they lived on one and are trying to learn more. Our topics range from poultry, to goats, to rescues, as well as gardening, living an off-grid or self-sustaining life, natural remedies and a multitude of other topics that give us the tools we need to carve out that little piece of paradise for ourselves where we can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.

The term “modern-homesteading” encompasses such a wide variety of interests, as well as a wide variety of people.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are totally off-the-grid, nor does it mean that you forego modern conveniences and trade in your car for a horse.  It does mean finding your own meaning for the term and making it your very own.

Just to name a few things that might mean you’re ready to make-the-transition::
  • Do you long to hear the rain falling on a tin roof?
  • Do you voraciously read any “how-to” book or magazine article that discusses homesteading?
  • Do you consider a trip to the farmer’s market an alternative to grocery stores?
  • Do you have a collection of herbs and essential oils instead of a medicine cabinet filled with pharmaceuticals?
  • Do you get a natural high from the smell of a freshly mowed pasture?
  • Do you get up and go to bed “with-the-chickens?”
  • Do you think “digging-in-the-dirt” is a pleasure, not a chore?
  • Do you start planning next year’s garden before this year’s harvest is completed?
  • Do you savor the taste of a freshly-picked tomato with gusto?
  • Do you find yourself talking about your chickens as if they’re your children?
  • Do you know the unexplainable joy of finding your very first egg?
  • Do you [fill-in-the-blank]________________?
Then you, my friend, are ready for the adventure of a lifetime…

I’m looking forward to sharing that adventure with you…

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your exciting, new life…

To A Life Of Simplicity
Happy Homesteading!
~ Susan & Rick
Celtic Acres Farm

If you have a question or comment, you can leave it below, and I will do my best to respond.  Please keep your comments civil and clean.  I reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments. 

About the Author:
Susan along with her husband, Rick, are the owners of Celtic Acres Farm, an organic, self-sufficient, off-grid farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats and a pig, rescue dogs and cats, grow their own heirloom, non-gmo produce, create handmade crafts and home décor items, and strive to live a self-sustaining lifestyle while attempting to carve out that little piece of paradise where they can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.
Celtic Acres Farms is committed to healthy animals, a greener planet, recycling-reusing-repurposing, while maintaining our rural heritage and sharing it with others. We believe that we must all lead the way to a more sustainable future while never forgetting the things of the past. 

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