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A Dream Come True – Almost But Not Quite

“They accepted your offer.” Four words that opened a floodgate of emotions, hurried tasks and excitement. We have been thinking, praying, planning, and working toward this for at least 4 or 5 years now. The time is finally here! We finally have the homestead that we have been hoping for. To our surprise, our first offer for a new home was accepted. Everything has been going smoothly.


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A Dream Come True – almost. This was the first paragraph of the blog post that never came to be.


I do not want to write a long, detailed poetic post about this situation. The summary is we were steps away from purchasing a property, it did not happen and we are all disappointed.


As we move forward from this experience, we have a new realtor that we are working with. We have learned lessons about the homebuying process. I am not over it. It still hurts. As more time passes, I find that the disappointment does not seem to improve. I am sure the reason for that is the fact that we are still on hunt for a new home. The housing market is competitive right now. Since this situation, we have made offers on four more houses that were all beat out by other offers.


There have been events in life that has left me in a state of disappointment. This event redefines disappointment for me.

Planning For A Future Farm

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Took a break from planning for a future farm and writing our business plan to write about writing a business plan…


I have previously mentioned our family’s desire to live a sustainable lifestyle, where we live on our land and grow as much of our own food as possible. Recently, Husband and I have decided that we do not want good clean food for just our family. We also want to help other families in our community to have good clean food for themselves. As a result, the homestead business plan has officially been started. We are officially planning for a future farm. In fact, much of the business plan is already finished.

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Is a USDA Rural Loan The Right Option?

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When we started considering our options for moving out of our current apartment and on to land to pursue our homestead dreams, we thought that we only had two options. We thought that our options were to buy with a traditional mortgage loan or buy with cash. It would take us quite a while to save a down payment for a traditional loan. Certainly, it would take us a short lifetime to save to pay in cash. The USDA Rural loan may be the option we are looking for.

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I’m sharing my dream with the world!

I want to be more conscious of how my family and I are moving through life and I want to simplify it. 

I have decided that I am overcoming my fear to share my dream with others. I’m sharing my dream with the world! If you missed my introductory post you can catch up here.

Dream it, then do it. - E. Jean Homestead

Have you ever had a crazy nagging feeling about an idea? That has been my experience. Like a deep, passionate urge that refuses to leave me. Regardless of how many times I try to stomp it down or throw it out of my mind, it always comes back. I am not sure where the initial idea came from. The desire for it manifests from wanting a lifestyle change. I want to be more conscious of how my family and I are moving through life and I want to simplify it. Over time, with a little help from regular daydreaming, the idea has become a full blown dream. I was fearful of sharing my dream with my husband. To my surprise, he agreed with me and is on board with the idea.

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