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Every New Home Owner (or Homesteader) Should…

By Elizabeth Comiskey @lazyhippiemama

Every New Homeowner (Or Homesteader) Should...It’s big news. You may have heard. I imagine it will be trending on Twitter any day now.  The Hippie Family bought a house!

Seriously, if you haven’t read the story of how this happened you should. It’s a good one!

As is often the case in times like this, life is pretty much revolving around The Move.  When we’re at the old house we’re packing. When we’re at the new house we’re getting things ready. When we’re out and about we’re either shopping for some item we need, talking about what we need to do or feeling slightly guilty for not being at either house taking care of one of the zillion projects we have to get done in the next 4 weeks.

We’re looking at this not just as a home, but as a homestead. That means that, in addition to moving house, since it is already well into the spring season, there are massive amounts of chores that need to be done outdoors. The window is just now opening here in the Frozen North to get all of the springtime work done. If we wait until after we move to do it we will have missed it and we’ll have to wait a whole year.

Dig little Hippies! Dig like the wind!

Dig, little Hippies! Dig like the wind!

We are super excited and having lots of fun but I’d be lying if we said there isn’t just a touch of nervousness as well.  We both feel like this house was a gift from God. That said… you know… when much is given, much is expected.

If I’ve learned anything in my thirt…uh… twenty nine years of life on this earth it’s that I need to listen when those with more knowledge and experience try to tell me something. Not just listen, but actively seek out their wisdom.

So on this What Do You Think? Wednesday, with my brain on setting up house and home, my question for you is this:

What is the best piece of advice you have for first-time home owners/ homesteaders?

The garden is tilled! Thanks Be for good friends with good tractors!
The garden is tilled! Thanks Be for good friends with good tractors!

Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?

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