Homesteading Without a Homestead

More than a month ago, we put our home on the market. It received a lot of interest, we accepted an offer, and we headed into escrow.

On April 10th, Josh’s term job here in California ended and he started a new job in Arizona. The kids and I moved in with my parents. I really don’t think we would have been able to sell our house as quickly without their help.

On April 30th, escrow closed on our house and the kids and I said goodbye to our house and our pets. It was raining, which seemed fitting. The kids seemed to take it a lot easier than I did but that’s the thing about kids; they’re resilient and a lot tougher than we think.

Our home has been good to us and we will miss it as well as the land, the fruit trees, our chickens, our two resident cats (who are great at catching gophers), and Josh’s garden.

We are not sure what the future holds for us now. That uncertainty is why we had to sell our house. But we know that God is in control and that He will work in His own time. In the meantime, the kids and I are living with family in California while Josh is in Arizona working and preparing to find us another home. And we continue to Homestead as much as we can without a homestead.

-Lynn

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