Telling the World You're Going Country

| 3/25/2015 2:16:00 PM

Candi Johns


Whether you're just planning to get a chicken or you've been living on a farm since you were a child, there are always going to be folks asking what you're up to.

If you've just decided to take the plunge into homesteading, allow me to offer some advice. You may be planning a move to the country, grow a little garden, milk a cow, or maybe just get a couple of hens for your backyard. Chances are many people will think you are weird, crazy, or have gone off the deep end.

At some point, you're going to have to tell your friends, family, and other random people who drop by why your house smells like a pig, or why you have chickens in your backyard.

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10/2/2015 12:37:14 PM


3/27/2015 12:43:52 PM

Thanks for this post Candi! I felt like they must have thought I had a screw loose when I called to check if I was allowed to have chickens where I live. I live in a rural area but there are residential areas all around me. I was transferred to about 4 people, and had to tell my story to all of them, before someone could give me an answer. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has encountered this reaction!

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