When you think of a homestead, you probably think about chickens, goats, pigs, cows, and fields filled with plenty of vegetables!
We’re not that kind of homestead!
Once upon a time, we did have a small farm with veggies in the garden, and chickens foraging in the field. However, in January of 2019, we decided to pull up roots and travel while mom still had her health!
Originally, I was to have a job as a photographer, for a travel adventure company. I was going to journal about our adventures in the RV and they would use my photos in their brochures and on their website.
Fate had other plans…
The company we bought the camper from, messed up with our permanent plates. What should have only taken a month, took over 3 months to get!
The photography job fell through, and we got ‘stuck’ in South Carolina.
A couple of our friends from church had been living in their RV full-time for more than 19 years! They shared with me about the benefits of being a workamper which would allow us to travel, and I could still earn some money!
I jumped on the idea!
I applied for a job at a campground back in our home-state, and the rest as they say is history!
I still find it hard to believe that we have been living this lifestyle for the last three years… having left our traditional homestead behind…
But leaving our farm did NOT mean we’d given up on our traditional homesteading skills!
When campgrounds allow, we plant a small garden in containers!
And we make sure to buy fresh produce and meats from local farmers.
We also preserve our foods as space and weight limits for travel permits!
However, there is one thing I still truly miss about our traditional homestead… Spending time with my chickens!
They used to bring me so many hours of great joy just watching them scratch and peck!
For the time being, our current ‘homestead’ has wheels! So, let’s see where the road takes us next!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!