Creating A Self-Sufficient Life After 40

When I finished high school, I wanted to make video games. My friend was a programmer and I had my eye on writing, so I agreed to design the games. We had some limited success in approaching publishers and getting some press attention, but numerous setbacks and failures eventually doomed the idea.

I went to college. And I had no clue what I was going to do. I ended up getting a fair amount of education in speaking and writing, all the while daydreaming of writing comics and making video games. Neither happened.

I took some detours and ended up meeting the gal who would become my wife. I moved to the metro area. Took some jobs here and there. We built a life, struggled with infertility, bought some land and decided to build a farm. The whole time, my daydream never died.

So, here I am. About to turn 40. I’ve devised a plan that I call “Impractical Homesteading.” This is my way of finding the time I need to work on the projects I have to complete, by developing a homestead that provides for the needs of my family.

We will raise much of our own food, sell/barter the excess for what we cannot produce, and recover the time we need to become the self-actualized people we were born to be.

This blog is my repository of musings, projects, experiments and whatnot. I don’t doubt that most will find it meandering, dull and uninformative. A few of you will find it useful, and this is why I chose to make it public.

If I can help you in any way, please reach out.

God Bless.

Jesse (Farming After 40)