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We are getting the fence setup for our pasture raised pigs and we are talking about why we Modern Homestead while we work! Why do you Modern Homestead! WANT to SUPPORT Lumnah Acres while you SHOP on AMAZON? Click on the LINK and it DOESN'T COST you anything! https://amzn.to/lumnacre03-20 Most Links are Affiliate links Weekly Video Uploads Check us at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lumnah-Acres-1737676973128452/ Twitter https://twitter.com/LumnahAcres Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lumnahacres/ I was born and raised 20 minutes from Boston, MA. At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with Anxiety. My personal experience with the prescribed medication was NOT POSITIVE. So I decided to find better way. I didn't know it at the time but, that was the BEGINNING for me! I have been “FINDING A BETTER WAY” in all areas in my life ever since. Better ways of how to create a modern homestead affordably, and a better way to provide my family with healthy foods, and so….. much MORE! At Lumnah Acres we hope our experiences can help guide you to find YOUR BETTER WAY! Please join us in sharing our journey with you, let us be a guide to Modern Homesteading, Self-Sufficiency, and FREEDOM for you! Daily Uploads!
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Ana's Homestead (30 дней назад)
You were hitting one of the most important reasons... How we feel. Foods that don't make us feel immobile, tired, wore out, or worse, just ill.
Michael Hornberger (1 месяц назад)
Your a good man Al great video
Maxid1 (1 месяц назад)
1:43 Electrified fences turn pigs into chickens for a second.
Edward Leneave (2 месяца назад)
Not gonna lie Im a wanna be. I watch a lot of these shows provided by different folks. You asked why I am interested in doing. I'm interested because I grow a garden. I love the challenges that comes with it and how I feel after I eat it! Now I'm a single dad and my daughter loves animals and when I get her in the garden she loves it too! Plus buying from a butcher everyrhing tastes sooo much better. One day I will
Pat Maier (3 месяца назад)
I believe you are crazy smart, agree about the food. I have allergy’s and tired of feeling sick.
roscorude (4 месяца назад)
"science " took over where magic and anchemy left off...trust your gut! Good work, luv the channel. Ora et labora. En archē en ho logos...
CJ's Olde Thyme Farm (5 месяцев назад)
I started learning about frugal ways to eat healthy because the healthier food is so expensive and as a widow with two girls I had limited income. It took off from there and the more I learned the more I knew I didn't want to be part of the rat race and I wanted to raise my own foods. I started with chickens and rabbits and milk goats will be here in a few weeks after I'm healed from surgery...i hope to add pigs next year and if we can lease the field out back some sheep and beef cattle in a few years
Hida Way Homestead (5 месяцев назад)
I homestead to have clean food for the health of my family. It was great hearing your story. Thanks for sharing.
charles herring (7 месяцев назад)
First time I ever heard about using Round Up to dry wheat. I know its a weed killer and a people killer no matter which way you use it.
Rose's orchid ramblings! (8 месяцев назад)
Okay 1 i want to grow my own food for saving on spending money on groceries since I'm at home with no income dry to severe anxieties and chronic PTSD and a chronic worn out back. Working the land makes me feel better helps me get out of the house and calms me down. I would live to close the circle on our food I hate wasting anything I'm not cheap I like t spend money but on the right things on memories on fun things and on my daugter future. I already compost and recycle 80% of our trash and I would love to turn my food scraps I to animal fodder. Yes I als save scraps for broth and ferments and trying to learn to make my own breads and I always loves to cook and bake. Have done it from scraps my whole life. But also eat fast cheap meals on days in out of energy. That loop and that link no nature is what imho is the way to life. Let the animals be animals and work and do their thing there is a place and time for everything. Whether you believe in God or not the proof that it works is in the pudding the way nature works is marvelous and yes I would love to grow my own animals to be the best mom and wife I can be by eating the best things u could eat. I don't have a budget for organic or have my own land. I rent a 150aquare meter plot to grow my veggies (Wel I'm starting this year for the first time to keep yiur fingers crossed and pray for me I atleast succeed in some crops lol) Of I can ditch 99% of my meds that's would be a dream if I can teach my daughter a better way then computers and the day race that would be amazing if I succeed in the next 5 years in growing 80% of the fruit and veggies we eat them in happy and I those 5 years I hope I can work some part time again. And mabey get a place of our own with land.
Essential Roots Farm (8 месяцев назад)
Hi Al, love your channel, we homestead to eat and live better and get closer to God. Thanks keep up the good work!
Living with Kim (9 месяцев назад)
Y E S!!!! I use the SAME analogy!!! It's all innate knowing!!  Loving your channel more and more!
Jim Claire (10 месяцев назад)
We put by pork in vinegar we make from coconuts. We put the pork into the vinegar and then pout in hot fat to seal the pork. We can keep the pork up to a few months. Works. We do not have, or use GMO.i feel better with food in The Philippines. I no longer drink carbonates. I drink a lot of weak tea. I want to they Kombucha, and sweet tea. Thanks Al!
Jim Claire (10 месяцев назад)
Nice video. Warmer then, unlike now, right? Eating out is expensive. I try to avoid it now. I try to cook as much as possible. Where will you be when and if the lights go out? Al, I am almost 70. Believe it. God bless America. I think pasture is best!!
Kristi Dennis (10 месяцев назад)
Love your rambles. Thank you for sharing your struggles with anxiety and what food is doing for you. I struggle really bad and you are giving me hope.
Lumnah Acres (10 месяцев назад)
There is light!!
Sinnah Saint (1 год назад)
We're working toward our homestead in order to have the security of providing our own food and the luxury of creating our own destiny. Working min wage in the service industry 9-5 is soul crushing.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! Getting out of the rat race worth it!
Jules Seguin (1 год назад)
Can you go out for a weekend or are you home bound since you have all these animals?
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
We can leave for a weekend.
Nancy Fahey (1 год назад)
Health issues. Started buying healthier foods and they are so expensive. What I can grow I grow. I was buying at least 3 bottles of kombucha a week until I found out how easy it is to do myself. Good thing I saved the bottles. Kefir too. I can't get raw milk here but I buy the cleanest milk I can, mix 1/4 kifir from the store bought stuff into my peanut butter glasses I saved and within 24 hours on the counter I have enough kefir for the week. And I make scrumptious cream cheese with that. Plus whey to ferment veggys. Getting smarter every day. And definately healthier. No more allergy pills, no more alieves, no more Xanax. Talk about freedom!
Karen Weber (1 год назад)
excellent video, great questions........roundup(?). Really, how could this be worse? formaldehyde?
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Its crazy all the chemicals we use!
Gordon Reed (1 год назад)
So what is my story? I have been a gardener for many years and here I am coming up on 70 years old. Many of the people that I worked with over the years have already died off. I heard from one of them that he took his statins because it let him eat whatever he wanted to eat and not worry about his lipids. He is now dead. I prefer not to take any more pills than I must but even so I am on several daily medications. What I would like to do is get to where I do not need to take all of those meds just to stay alive. I think that more physical effort and less reliance on pills will lead to a longer life for me and that is something that definitely does get my attention. I have been studying what I can find on line and that includes the Justin Rhodes videos, your videos, the videos of Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown and David Brandt and similar sources. I am building a concept of what I can do with my 40 acre farm even though I have yet to complete construction of my new home on that place. My target is a 1 acre or less garden on the new place, but when I went to the local SWCD office and asked for help with cover crops they paired me with an idiot that thought I only had a choice of failure, heavy chemical use or heavy tillage. He also was advocating a mono-culture cover crop of cereal rye followed by a chemical burn down before planting. I do not doubt his sincerity but do doubt the value of his advice. He is a rototiller gardener that thinks what he is doing is the best way to do things and I must disagree. In my opinion, and so far it is just what I have learned on line, he is destroying his soil in favor of today's production. I would prefer to learn how to improve my soil for the long run. If I can succeed, I hope to live at least another 20 years and I want that to include some time gardening in good, restored soil.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks for sharing! That sounds like some awesome goals! I totally agree with you! You need to build your soil up so you can grow the most nutritious food possible! Keep up the good fight!
thebovineavenger (1 год назад)
I am so glad you said something about gluten. I was told I had a gluten problem. I had so many tummy issues. Then I started baking my own bread LIKE GRANDMA made. No gluten issues. In fact the MORE gluteny my homemade bread gets the better it makes me feel. Because I make it 100 percent from REAL FOOD.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is good to know! Thanks for sharing!
Duyan Bukid (1 год назад)
Sorry if I'm a little late to the party. Hi Al and family. I just came across your channel this weekend and am trying furiously to catch up. Hahahaha... Your videos are great. My wife and I are working overseas but have 15 acres in South East Asia that we are going to turn into our MDH. We are healthy people and don't really do fast/junk food. We decided that we really just wanted to go farm to plate once we are able quit the rat race. Knowing what your animals eat and knowing that they have been raised right is key for us. Thanks for sharing so much valuable information with everyone. I am a city boy from SoCal so I am learning tons. My wife is a province girl from the Southern Philippines so she's got a head start and can really understand where you are coming from. She's got a big head start on me. ~Mike and Ester~
Duyan Bukid (1 год назад)
Thanks for the well wishes. We have quite a ways to go before we can really call it a homestead. Everybody has to start somewhere though. I've been doing some reading and especially, watching some great channels on "The Tube" so I have a decent idea what we are getting ourselves in to once we hit the ground. We have been trying to get as much accomplished either while on vacations or funding projects while we are overseas. Biggest part for now is planning, planning, planning. Thanks again for sharing your experiences. :)
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
No worries never too late! Thanks for catching up! We are glad you are enjoying the channel. Congrats on the 15 acres in south east asia. I don't know anything about that area but I bet that kind of food will be well appreciated in the area! What do you do for work now? It sounds like the 2 of you have different back rounds which I bet will be great for you Modern Homestead!
zaneymay (1 год назад)
we are growing our garden in the shade also. no pop or coffee for 9 years.
zaneymay (1 год назад)
It's all baby steps.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Awesome! It sounds like it must be working for you!
Beth Murray (1 год назад)
We started homesteading just over a year ago. We started and continue in order to eat healthier. Thank you for your video's. They are very encouraging.
Beth Murray (1 год назад)
We started with chickens. Sooooo much fun and then started a garden. Last year we did cucumbers, squash & tomatoes. The cucumbers did great and we share about half with the chickens. The squash was minimal and the tomatoes just didn't make it. This year we added more chickens and the same for the garden with pumpkins, potatoes & cantaloupe. Oh and Bell Peppers. We grew the tomatoes & peppers in a greenhouse my husband made. The tomato plants are growing like crazy, but no buds yet. The peppers look about the size you would buy at a greenhouse. No buds there yet. Planted all from seeds, except the potatoes. Everything else is struggling. Too hot this summer for most. Not enough rain. When it does rain it beats the plants up. We are in Missouri.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! What is your favorite thing to raise so far? Thank you!
Heart for the Homestead (1 год назад)
I've always had a very DIY spirit and also felt like I grew up in the wrong era - Little House, Amish fiction, etc were always my favourite books as a kid and teen and I used to long for that kind of lifestyle. I don't know why it took me so long to realise that people still choose to live that lifestyle today but I'm so glad I eventually did. Being in control of my food is definitely a big part of it though. I've never really given any thought to calling junk food "treats" before. I didn't really see anything wrong with it but you've made me realise the way it does make us feel like we're rewarding ourselves and therefore develop a positive association with food that is rubbish for us. I've always just seen "treats" as a way of saying its something rare that doesn't happen often but now I think I need to be more mindful of how I think and speak of those things. I do often talk about jun food as being "sometimes foods" though and my kids know its because they aren't good for our bodies. Since becoming a parent I've always been so conflicted about whether to go down the "absolutely no processed foods/sugar" path which I know is the healthiest (but I fail miserably at keeping myself) or to just focus on eating good, nourishing foods and still have occasional junk food
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
We still have junk food on occasion. It is a hard habit to break. I just always thought it is funny how we look at it as a reward. I wonder if thats why we enjoy it so much. Gina and I always talk about how we were born in the wrong time! Lol. I figure why not make this the right time. We have it so much easier with all the conveniences we can work into Modern Homesteading
6996katmom (1 год назад)
I live in the city, but no matter where or what city I have lived in, I always had a garden. It helps the children learn how to work the land. And, the home grown food tastes much better than what they have in the grocery store. One of my grandson's and my son still love to help in the garden. It may be how we feed ourselves in the future. I love to prepare for the worst that can happen.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is Awesome!
Jamie Banks (1 год назад)
I got turned on to homesteading from reading The Omnivore's Dilemma years ago. I've also always wanted to live on a farm, and was so glad to learn I could do it in my backyard, as opposed to having to buy hundreds of acres to do so. I also work in the medical field, and heard a great quote once... "trust science, not scientists". It's true that it's hard to get the truth regarding scientific facts, but science is important when done by the right people at the right time for the right reason. So don't lose faith in it!
Heart for the Homestead (1 год назад)
Yes to the quote! I trust scientific methodology but people are corruptible and its unfortunately very hard to trust "science" as a result sometimes.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
What a great book! Yes you can Modern Homestead in an apartment if you want! I love the quote about science thanks for sharing!
Anne Tremblay (1 год назад)
Thanks for being candid and sharing.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Not always easy.
Workin On It (1 год назад)
Good video, enjoy your channel.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Glad to hear that. How did you find our channel, what do you like about it if you don't mind me asking?
Avalon Acres Farm (1 год назад)
We do it for the food as well. All 6 of our kids are on the Autism spectrum, some to a lesser, barely noticeable degree, and some with major health issues like epilepsy and 3 with ADHD and our youngest is Autistic. Now, 5 of our 6 kids are grown, so we're down to 2 living with us currently (the 19 years old and the 11-year-old) and they are affected by ADHD and Autism the most---so our goal is to get our homestead going again, feed my kids safe foods, while teaching them life-skills to enable them to continue in this lifestyle when we are gone. I don't know what the cause of Autism is, but I know that it IS affected and increased by certain foods, by chemicals, and yes, even by some vaccinations. I've seen the results with my own eyes. So, like you, my goal is to once again become a Modern Homesteader and help my family by feeding them safe, healthy, natural foods, to live in the country away from a lot of the crud in the cities (including fast foods, LOL!) And that's about it! I love your channel, we're just on the brink of moving onto our homestead and starting over after losing our first one after hubby got very ill. I love coming here and seeing what you are doing and getting ideas for how I'd like to set up our new homestead. Your positivity and cheerfulness are contagious and I appreciate all your videos! Thanks!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you very much for the kind words! I am glad that you can see a difference with you kids when feeding them the best food! Sorry that you lost the first homestead, But That is AWESOME you are getting another Modern Homestead! I am surprised more people aren't aware of what are food can do and how it can harm us
KayC (1 год назад)
I think it is all to do with gut health. Modern life kills the good bacteria- processed food, GMOs, pesticides, toxins, medications-, even stress!- they all destroy good gut bacteria and most people don't eat anything that's fermented so we don't keep our guts healthy. Without healthy guts we get autoimmune issues, allergies, food intolerances, joint pain- the list goes on. A stressed body also continually stresses the adrenals which leads to its own set of complications. I've done a lot of research and experimentation in the last 2 years and I'm amazed at what we're doing to ourselves. Good on you and Gina for choosing a different path.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! Yes I think your right it has a lot to do with gut health!
Katrina Sibley (1 год назад)
Yes!!! love off grid Doug and stacy!! because of your video with them I have been watching them. Just started fermentation and we love it ! trying to get away from soda, well hubby really needs to but every less bottle helps! we are trying so hurd to get away from processed foods. hubby does all the shopping soooooooo...
Hambone Dodge (1 год назад)
I thought I saw all your vids, guess I missed some.
BullittMcQueen1 (1 год назад)
I found this information on the increase in gluten intolerance. I would like to see someone who has grown the older wheat strains and see if more people can digest that wheat. https://threebakers.com/5-reasons-gluten-intolerance-is-on-the-rise/ Have you noticed the increase in the amount of gluten-free products in the grocery store or at your favorite restaurant? You might be wondering why and if it affects you? While most people self-diagnose, studies have shown that 1 in 200 people suffer from various degrees of intolerance to gluten. So, why the sudden increase in gluten intolerance in the past 50 years? Experts have given the following reasons as potential causes: 1. Wheat grain has been altered to provide crops that are more resistant to drought and bake more easily. Our stomachs, however, have not adapted as quickly to these changes. We are eating more wheat products now than ever before. 2. Damaged gut flora or dysbiosis is also on the rise due to the high usage of antibiotics or consuming food that they can’t digest. The immune system may see the undigested gluten particles are a microbial invader and attack them. 3. Our environment has become much cleaner over the past 50 years. This means, to some scientists, that our clean and sterile environment has made our antibodies not able to fend off so many bugs and infections. As a consequence of this clean environment, our bodies overreact to any items that should be harmless. Wheat and peanuts are the common culprits in these studies. 4. Our constant use of diets has led to vitamin deficient people. They interfere with the body’s ability to suppress immune cells. These diets suppress the body’s immune system from attacking gluten particles. 5. Genetics may also part apart, somewhat smaller than others. Diseases are a combination of genetics and environmental factors. So, people react differently in their reactions to these changes. Doctors are focusing on what they think is the main cause of the rise in gluten intolerance and that is the bacteria growth in the intestines. As testing becomes more accurate, people will be able to come away with an accurate diagnosis from their physician.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
I have heard that the EU has a wheat variety that is very old that people with gluten issues can eat. Very interesting
Kristi Gutierrez (1 год назад)
I love a good ramble... great video. I really enjoy hearing about other folk's journeys. Thank you for sharing.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Yes its nice hearing what everyone else is up too!
Eileen Pretre (1 год назад)
You need to invest in a fence post pounder. Work smarter not harder. Of course the little posts don't need it.
Eileen Pretre (1 год назад)
About $25 at true value
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Lol! I do maybe next year! :0 Thanks
Melissa Williamson (1 год назад)
Al, research natural yeast and how it's different from store bought yeast. It will answer a lot of your questions about how we process our gluten. It used to take 12+ hrs to make bread. Now we can do it in just a few hrs, but now our bodies don't digest the wheat as well. It's fascinating.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Great info! I will have to check it out! TFS
50 shades of green (1 год назад)
good day folks !! fantastic update,loved your talk about why you do this !! I grow my own fruit and vegetables well as much as possible in the space that I've got to work with !! the reason I do this is because of a couple of reasons (1) health, I'm was nearly 40 stone (258.6kg) and was rushed to hospital for a second time with a PE (blood clot) on the lung and I decided then to change my whole way of thinking. so I called a couple of friends and even before I left the hospital they converted my over grown mess of a garden into what it is today and I try to grow as much as I can. I've cut out my 2lt addiction I had with fizzy drinks out first of all and now I'm eating less food and what I am eating is home cooked meals, no take outs at all and I'm slowly being able to do more and more for myself !! my aim is to be able to raise my own meat but that a long way away. but I'll get there !! one step at a time, looking forward all the time !! (2) I really enjoy doing it !!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is great progress! I too also had a soda addiction! Lol. You will get there! What do you want to raise for meat?
ceselb (1 год назад)
I study chemistry and biochemistry. There are some studies, but nothing really conclusive. A fair bit is due to the fat content, way back people ate much higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids. Another factor is the synthetic fertilizer making things grow well where it might not have otherwise, also farmers stopped with crop rotation, all that is resulting in far less trace minerals in our food. You also get a lot of heavy metals and other pollutants, from burning coal and all the plastic with the softeners we use for that. It leaches into our water and gets into our air. High fructose corn syrup in foods and homogenised milk stresses our bodies. All of that combined with the glycophosphates from roundup that can cause a leaky gut, that can put more gluten in your bloodstream where it doesn't belong. A few of those factors would be alright, but it's the cocktail effect of all that I think is the main problem. This is a fairly new field of study, look for scientific articles mentioning "cocktail effect" to see what little is currently hypothesized about.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is some great info! Thank you for sharing! That sounds like a great field of study to get into!
Oldesouth Farm (1 год назад)
Hey, Love your videos, but a fence post driver is so much easier then the hammer thing. I am a fat old lady and can drive one of those posts into the ground in no time with the driver. I also use a post puller which takes 30 seconds to remove posts. I have goats and raise all my baby goats on clean ground. So every year I pull up posts, make new paddocks with the goat panels and drive them in with the driver. I am a 50+ year old gal and all is good. Bless your heart for all the work you put into driving them in with a hammer.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Lol! Thanks! I will have to invest in those two tools for sure. Driving the T post with a hammer is not fun! Lol
11 Year Old Homstead (1 год назад)
It's definitely the chlorophyll in the plants that make better food and I started after being obese for years and saying this needs to stop so that's how I started
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
I think you are right on the chlorophyll! Have you had good success with the change?
Ayne Cardona (1 год назад)
how many acres do you have?
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
8.5 we use maybe 3
Airen Farefacts (1 год назад)
U are spot ON. There's nothing I can add. Man, I appreciate ur reasoning.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thak you! Its nice knowing I am not the only one who feels that way!
Sam Lentz (1 год назад)
This just might be your best video. Great conversational perspective. Never lose your humility and can-do attitude!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! I almost cut out alot of the conversation, so its good to know you liked it!
Rick Jenkins (1 год назад)
I grew up in town, but we always had a little back yard garden. My wife grew up in the country and her dad would raise big gardens. We recently moved out to the country on 2 acres of land. We have a garden, naturally, but we've also started raising chickens. I'd like to get to the point where we raise some goats, pigs and maybe even a couple beef cows. I'm not sure if we have room to do all of this or not, but I'm learning a lot from channels like yours, Justin Rhodes and a few others. I've always enjoyed eating food that we've grown ourselves. Just yesterday I picked some peppers and green onions for our breakfast burritos I made for my wife and I, then last night we had green beans from our garden, soon we'll be eating tomatoes, corn and zucchini. I love this time of year for these reasons. We also have apple trees, but the deer have eaten all of the apples off of them. I'll have to try peeping around them next year, which has cured the critter problem in our garden! A big thank you for that video! All of our neighbors said we wouldn't be able to get much food from our garden due to the deer, rabbits and ground hogs, but since I started making the homemade critter repelant we haven't had a problem. Keep up the great work!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! I am glad you like the pee video! Lol. That is awesome it has helped save your garden! PEE ON! With the other animals I say pick the one that you like the most and try that one and grow from there. DOn't do it all at once. We love eating meals from the yard! Its so empowering!
Roger Snell (1 год назад)
Great video!! I want to raise my own food so I will know everything about it. It's not for the money savings because if I can get land it will cost a fortune.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
It sure is!
Roger Snell (1 год назад)
I'm in southwest Ohio, but I think land is expensive everywhere. It's hard to have enough to just buy a piece of land even if you go way off the beaten path.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Where do you live? Sounds like the land is expensive there.
Amy Ashcraft (1 год назад)
Great talk I feel the same way about everything you said, Love your channel.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you, Glad you enjoyed it!
Robert Hicks (1 год назад)
We are moving to a homestead also and for the same reasons, The food choices we have now are always so unhealthy. I have terrible issues with early onset of arthritis (in my 40s) so we want to drop gluten and start eating right! You are right, it's all about how you feel.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Good luck with moving! Such a great time! The best price for solgar 7 is Amazon
Robert Hicks (1 год назад)
We were suppose have moved in March but have had a really hard time with the builder. It looks now like we finally be moved into the farm sometime in the beginning of August. I have heard of using the tart cherry but have not tried it yet. I have never heard of Slogar 7 though and will have to look it up. We are really hoping to make some major changes when we finally get there. We'll finally have land to raise our own chickens for meat and eggs. Maybe even get some fresh goats milk. I am very much a plant person though and look forward to growing some of those things we always see like Elderberry, etc. I am 100% with you, processed food sucks and really impacts us in ways we don't even think about. I am achy all the time, really need to lose gluten completely too!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Congrats! When do you move? Sorry to hear about your arthritis. HAve you tried pure tart cherry juice, or Slogar 7?
Charlie Pace (1 год назад)
Hi great video, I grew up in Malta and from as far back as I can remember we always had a garden and kept small animals, Chickens, Rabbits, Pigeons ect. We moved to Australia back in the late 60's and have live in suburbia ever since and yet we still never went without a garden and small animals. I found It is always better to grow your own then what you can buy even though I have to feed my animals commercial feed I know what they are eating and I they help me to build up my garden soil which give cme good produce.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! Rabbits make the best soil! HAve you tried using worms to compost the rabbit manure? Its not needed but oh my gosh does it make the BEST SOIL Fertilizer! I miss my rabbits for that reason!
Michael Collins (1 год назад)
Inspiring video as they usually are. Thank you for that. I'm like you. I want that lifestyle for health and happiness reasons. Also to teach my grandchildren where food really comes from and the health benefits from eating the right way. Thanks again for all you do!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Those are all great reasons! I am sure your grand children would learn a ton from it too!
Rhonna Marsden (1 год назад)
i wish every family could live like you do even if it was just for the summer, ya know? growing up my mom cooked from scratch every nite, but she used lots of boxed, canned and frozen foods. we got pizza or kfc etc once a month. yes like you, we thought of fast food as a special treat too. she did make a fresh salad every single night, bless her, thats where my love of veggies came from. my mom introduced me to avocados, asparagus, artichokes, garbanzo beans, green onions, mushrooms etc. I think that we were pretty unusual for a typical middle class family, we weren't Italian or anything. i agree with you we've lost so much information, i know in my family who were mostly farmers we sure have. i have had problems with my weight since menopause and i have suddenly developed severe allergies too. i agree with you on how our foods are being processed differently now, and not in a good way. GMO's really worry me, the decline of the honey bees really upsets me too. i think we need to go back to doing things like out forefathers did, not only is it healthier for us but for the planet too. I want to be growing more of my own veggies because i know its healthier for my family. So glad i never got on that soda kick, i wasn't raised that way so i didn't raise my kids that way. i am in the process of getting rid of an old lawn and making that another small veggie garden, working on rebuilding the soil right now. Very excited about this. I live in the suburbs, someday i hope to have an acre or two, and i think that would be about the right size for me at my age. i would like a nice big garden so i can try canning, and a few chickens, nothing fancy. thats the plan anyway! i buy organic produce and eggs now, its so expensive.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
It would be great if everyone had the opportunity to live this way! I think we need to farm the right way! But I don't think that means going back completely the way our forefathers did it! We have so much more technology now! That we can do it better and easier then they could! I think we need to embrace that! We have running water, electric fence on demand hot water! We can build ponds, aquaponics! Could you imagine How we could beautify our landscapes if we worked with them! Sorry you got me dreaming know! lol
The Toasted Rabbit (1 год назад)
We're wanting to move out of the city and homestead to better our health. My husband and I have been in and out of the hospital since our teenage years. We've always agreed it was because of our poor eating habits. Our parents gave us many microwavable tv dinners and little home cooked meals. We still struggle to eat better, more nourishing meals but whatever. We gotta just keep trying.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thats right we gotta do what we can where we can! We can grow food in some pretty odd places now! Keep up the good fight!
brendangray6 (1 год назад)
I have been watching you and others i get the common cold/flu etc. But I eat very Un-healthy, dont see the docs and feel reasonable fine most of the time. On a second note I too won't to be more self reliant but, I even on a Un-healthy diet still can get what I call "turbo mode" where anything will get completed. Do you believe a healthier diet would increase my "turbo mode" thanks in advance for your reply.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! Yes a for me a healthier diet made a complete difference! First, try cutting out all fried foods and processed oils! You will be amazed!
Captn Jack (1 год назад)
I been doing it my way for over 35 years since I bought my farm. Always called it my homestead.
Captn Jack (1 год назад)
I have 15 acres in the SE corner of Indiana.Been out of it for the past 10 years was working around the world. Retired about 2 years ago and decided to get back into it on a small scale. It keep me busy .not the type of person to sit around and do nothing always making something or fiddling with things.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! Where do yu farm?
Simple and Savored (1 год назад)
thanks Al, we appreciate you sharing what's on you heart. I really started focusing on the power of the food going into our body, when i started feeling bad about 10 years ago. We eat meat, lots of veggies, and don't eat processed food, including sugar. My body can tell too. We just need to learn to listen, we have the answers, not the drs.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! That is so true! We need to listen and trust ourselves!
Christopher Coulter (1 год назад)
Al keep up the good work. Nothing as nice as fresh veg grown in your own garden, picked & eaten an hour later. Do you follow Simeon On Swedish Homestead? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7GkLSNBmds1DZit_oHk-Fg
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! No I don't. I will check it out!
Braxx Juventa (1 год назад)
Hi Al! I'm not a homesteader and i don't want to be. I agree one can feel better if one is eating healthy food. I love to watch and follow your progress daily. Greetz from Braxx from The Netherlands!! :)
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! Nothing wrong with that!
Cliffside Acres (1 год назад)
Your wife is one lucky lady that your mom had a system in your home of each person being responsible for one meal a week. That trained everyone to be a cook. Keep up these informative videos!
Simple and Savored (1 год назад)
Cliffside Acres great idea right!
Thunder Ridge Homestead (1 год назад)
You really need a t-post whammer. I couldn't live without mine. I believe that God put everything that we could ever need right here for us. What we need to do is pay attention and listen, then maybe we can learn the secrets. I got into homesteading as a kid first because I just loved animals being outside in nature. I feel closer to God. I started that stuff as a child. The older I got the more important those lost arts became. Then my taste buds started pulling us along the journey. Now, after nearly 40 years I am back to that first thought. A God that loves us created this planet for us. He wants the best for us and that is what following nature and His laws can provide. The best food, better health, plenty of energy (both personal and for our homes) AND more joy. If we but knew all the secrets that this planet has to offer we can have it all. As for the gluten issue. I think it is a combination of things. Our family is Celiac. We are genetically intolerant to both wheat and gluten in other forms. My daughter is so allergic to wheat she must carry an epi-pen. I believe that our genetics really plays a part for us. We have a lot of Nordic/Viking ancestry, which is a place where wheat was not grown for centuries. I believe that our ancient ancestors did not need to have the ability to process the gluten and now we can't. I also believe that for some who have the sensitivity issues only, there are other factors at play. Modern wheat vs ancient grains, chemicals, processing and other things can surely have an effect.
Heart for the Homestead (1 год назад)
Interesting. There is a LOT of celiac in my family too (my great grandma, my grandma, a great aunt, my mom and her two sisters and probably their brother too but he is in denial, 3 of my cousins, and my brother) and my daughter and I are gluten free as well but have not been tested for celiac. I don't actually think I have celiac but another autoimmune disorder gluten causes to flare up, and in my daughters case I also suspect its just a sensitivity, but with such strong family history we are definitely treading carefully. I also have a lot of Nordic ancestry, but that is on the other side of the family.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
I totally agree with all you say about God creating this great planet for us and for us to steward. There is so much out there for us to learn. Yup There is so much to the gluten/wheat thing and it is different for everyone but its just so odd how fast it has happened
Kim Jansen Damen (1 год назад)
Great vlog, you're so brave to share you're story. Keep up the nice vlogs en keep sharing, that's wat makes you special! Lots of love from the Netherlands❤️
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! That means alot! It wasn't easy to it the publish button, thanks for the kind words! We would love to check out the Netherlands some day!
Rachel E (1 год назад)
Your words of encouragement were wonderful! We need to take baby steps and improve upon it. We don't need the negative from those who think they know everything. I like your channel because you are down to earth and on the same journey as we are. You and I have a lot of the same knowledge and information. Your explanations sound just like mine. Thanks!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Yes there is enough negative in the world! Keep up the good fight!
Dan 821 (1 год назад)
It's interesting to me what you said at 13:45 about the fat being different and not being able to cure meats like the old folks did. My Dad grew up on a farm and they had a smokehouse and cured lots of their meats to preserve them, because they didnt have refridgeration. This is the stuff that interests me! To relearn the old ways of doing things and get back to a more natural food supply. I truely believe that the chemicals and other things in our food is the cause of a lot of the health issues. This is the reason I follow channels like yours. To learn things and also share what I have learned and be able to pass them on to my grandkids! It's important! Thanks for sharing!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! I can't wait until Hand Hewn Farm comes in Oct for the meat preservation class! I think that is going to be a great learning opportunity for me! Its going to be fun to share that!. Thanks for commenting and sharing your story!
Kayla Dionyssiou (1 год назад)
It's definitely the roundup, it causes holes to form in your stomach lining. I watch because Amanda at the Fundamental Home recommended you, and I've loved it ever since. We aren't homesteaders yet, but health is definitely the motivator! Keep up the good work!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Round up is some scary Sh**! It was invented to clean clogged steam pipes! Now we put it on our food! NOT GOOD!
1994abbygirl (1 год назад)
I had been sick for years.. studied, changed my diet numerous times. This year I found leaky gut syndrome. Finally I am feeling better. Gluten is gone and sugar. It makes a difference!
1994abbygirl (1 год назад)
Until my gut heals completely I can only eat the whites of the egg! And here I have 13 chickens. LOL They will start laying in October. Have a great day!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! Glad you found what the cause was! Can you eat chicken eggs? If not have you tried duck eggs? the protein is different so alot of people who are allergic to chicken eggs can eat duck eggs!
Camp Runamuck (1 год назад)
Great talk great Chanel
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! How our your adventures going?
Vaughn Malecki (1 год назад)
If anyone wants the science get the book Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks for sharing!
Vaughn Malecki (1 год назад)
I'm 36 as well. Best shape of my life all recently happening. Second year learning to grow my own food. Next year I plan to have a Homestead stated. I work in a shop doing CNC so when I'm not learning on how to Homestead I geek it up on the science and nutrition stuff. Ketogenic diet is the way to if you or family ever get God forbid some kind of disease. It's a life saver. So what do you do for a living? I'm guessing some kind of construction. Out of all the Homestead channels and garden channels I watch my wife says you're the best looking guy. Lol God bless your journey! Thanks for making the videos.
Melissa Williamson (1 год назад)
Vaughn Malecki the Ketogenic diet had been a life saver for me a well. It's made a huge difference. I keep thinking this is they perfect diet for a homesteader. Easy access to clean food- meat and veggies.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Tell your wife thanks, that gave me a good chuckle! Lol. I am a carpenter for now! Lol. I have done many jobs, none of them seem to fit me! Lol, I learn a lot from doing them but they aren't my passion.
1975Jdonov (1 год назад)
I have always enjoyed gardening but like 95% of the youth in America I was told to go to school and get a "good" job. Yet as a adult I had always felt unfulfilled at the working aspect of my life. I look back now and feel like the last 25 years of my adult life has been a bit of a waste. I wish that someone told me as a teenager that it is ok to farm. I am now looking for land in Maine, Vermont, or New York to possibly live that dream for the rest of my life.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is great that you are ready to make the change! It is a bummer that society talks us out of going into farming! And the average person doesn't think a farmer should make a good wage! Our health depends on who grows our food, but we would rather pay a Dr. for that! :(
mike keifer (1 год назад)
i will take your "rambling" anyday! we totally agree with you and are trying to teach our children the same knowledge. we feel that we need less government and more freedoms.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Yes, we need less government, Especially when it comes between our fork and our MOUTH!
Renee P (1 год назад)
Thanks for sharing. Blessings...
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks!
Renee P (1 год назад)
I watch your channel because I enjoy your down to earth, no nonsense way of doing things. You're a hard worker. You seem to a good sense of humor. Great family that work together.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Why do you watch? :)
Colin Chalk (1 год назад)
Al wanna start by saying I respect your choice to feed organic feed. I worked in the cattle industry and also raise my own. We do not feed organic due to cost and we only feed grain to keep our cattle trained to feed. Other than that they have lush pasture to eat. I started watching your channel because I like raising my own meat and hopefully help educate people on proper cattle nutrition. I love most of the homestead channels but a few I have watched have cattle that are practically starving because they don't understand stocking rates or how much forages cattle consume in a day. I'm glad to see you guys do such a good job with your animals. I do get frustrated sometimes when channels talk about raising cattle and they have no idea what they are talking about but people think they do. I apologize for the rant! I love the channel and always enjoy the episodes, I look forward to the meat curing class! Watching that episode might convince me to get some hogs next year.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Well, I hope it convinces you to get some pigs! I think they are the most fun animal to raise and easy! I get it about the organic feed is too expensive. Thats why I wonder if grass being such a huge detoxifier off sets that. Our creator who created this wonderful place knew what he was doing and knew what we would do! I bet he has a figured something out. But thats my pea brain thinking! Lol
Kirsten Whitworth (1 год назад)
I am homesteading because I'm 60, haven't worked for 3 years, am unlikely to get another job, but I need to feed myself healthy food; the food at the grocery store made me have gut and thyroid issues, which made me very tired and sick for decades. I was also really stressed out - hyper-stressed out. I was a computer programmer - we got laid off a lot. The doctors couldn't tell me what was wrong for over 20 years. One told me I should join a choir when I said my throat was always tight. No one listened to me, despite huge weight fluctuations, until they told me they had to yank my thyroid. Then it got *really* bad for about a decade. I was on a cane for 7 years with arthritis in my spine, sciatica, all kinds of nasty stuff. I also found out I had celiac disease. It's much better now that I'm eating wholesome food. No cane for about a decade, no pain, very few gut issues, much less stress, but still no thyroid. I can even eat a little bit of gluten without any problems - but I try to eat certified non-GMO grains and foods, and that might have something to do with it. So, no, I don't think you are crazy. Good thing you had all those feed bags - I just used over a year's worth to line the paths in my garden, under cardboard and wood chips! BTW, Al, a t-post driver and a t-post puller would make your life much easier. Can you weld? If so, a driver is just a metal tube with a heavy deadweight at one end, (I think mine is concrete), a barrier to keep the t-post from breaking the deadweight, and handles near the deadweight. A t-post puller is basically a standing pole with a broad foot to keep it from sinking into the dirt. Connected to the top of the standing pole is a lever with a hook near the standing pole on the short end of the lever that can grab the t-post (or a chain). My lever is connected to the standing pole with something like a heavy-duty D-ring shackle. It folds up when not in use.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
It is sad that most of our Dr. dont treat the body as a whole. I think if they look at it that way and not in individual pieces we could figure out more of why this happens from this and on and on
E.Cahill (1 год назад)
Love your video! You brought up so many important points to think about. I have many health issues, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and digestive issues, something called gastroparesis, which happened since my recent gallbladder surgery. I do believe now, the food we eat makes a huge impact on our health. Your channel has been so uplifting and educational, and I probably will never kill a chicken, I don't have any, but I know how to, and I loved learning about the electric chicken plucker, and how to train pigs to an electric fence...... , or even setting up a fence. You make it fun as well as educational. I did start a small garden this year, and I never expected to feel so happy to see vegetables growing! To be able to see strawberries ripen, to see tomatoes , peppers, and herbs growing is magical! I hope I see some squash if it stops raining.... Maybe in the future to have some chickens......So, each day you are making a video, know you are making a difference in people's lives🙂
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
All I can say is THANK You! Your words are very humbling and Encouraging! I am glad you started a garden and are feeling the magic tingle it can give you! It is very empowering to grow your own food and to see how everything works together! Making the videos I never thought they would encourage others, it is very nice to hear that! And makes it all worth it! Thank you!
Mark Fogleman (1 год назад)
Great job on this video! I like the serious Al.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! We are glad you are enjoying it!
Fredrick Laverdiere (1 год назад)
None of the wheat farmers on the Facebook group My Job Depends on Ag use Roundup to dry wheat when that issue came up recently. That's one of those urban legends spread by anti farmer groups.
Julie B (1 год назад)
Lumnah Acres not really a like for your comment but for the excellent question.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
I am glad to hear that. I wonder why Cheerios is the #1 food that has round up in it?
ServiceTrek (1 год назад)
thanks Al, a lot of great points. mind, body and spirit are everything.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Yes they are! Great reminder! thanks
Donna McDonald (1 год назад)
It food and the air you breath and water I from flint, Mich as a old person we has factory dump chemical into the water the smoke was so thick you could cut it with a ax you could smell it a half of a mile before you got there I didn't drink the Detroit water it would sometime give my grandchildren rash or stomach ache it has a smell and nasty tastes itn't just not the food it what you breath in how many peoples have cancer three hundred year ago.
Donna McDonald (1 год назад)
Lumnah Acres Yes their try to make flint a college town it will never work with the çrime and the peoples who live here the factory dump in flint river for 40 hear most of the factory is gone but no one want to buy the land peoples still fishing in flint river them fish have chemical in there body peoples still eat the fish our government stole millions that was suppose go to switch the water over then nobody use the hundred dollar a day chemical that their was suppose to put in the water (not) now we a over three hundred million dollar to fix this problem because our governor and his friend was greed we thought it was ten million their stole Mr. Howard over the water plant say it over eighty million man will always put greed over human life. It would been cheap to move the hold city to government land it will cost one billion in the end when their finish in 2020.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
DO you still live in the same area? It is crazy what we will do to our environment!
Larry C (1 год назад)
why do I watch your channel... to learn. At a young age I worked with my grandfather on his 200 acre farm. Traditional farm with cattle and a garden. He milked 15 head each morning and night. We feed milk to the pigs we had so much. But I got away from that and bounced around in foster care - then the world while serving in the Navy. Now it's near time for me retire (I'm over 55) and I want to return to my roots... so I watch what you do, learn some things and sometimes you bring back the information from the recesses of my brain. So YES please take the time to really explain a electric fence... something I, as a child, wasn't allowed to help with when I was on the farm. I would love to see more informational videos.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! I really enjoyed hearing your story! Thanks for the service! I and humbled and very excited I can help bring back memories from the recess of your brain! I will explain some more on the fence! Thanks. If I miss anything don't hesitate to ask!
maxie harden (1 год назад)
Nice chat.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks!
Melissa Goetz (1 год назад)
Food is medicine and medicine is food!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
It sure IS!
Portugee Prepper (1 год назад)
Hey Al looks like someone needs a T-post driver...lol Btw do you have a link or an exact name to those twist lock insulators. Thanks for the video and Take care
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! I do! Lol, but I am not a tool guy! ;) Lol. Here is the link http://amzn.to/2sY8ElY
Dale T (1 год назад)
First let me congratulate you on reaching the age where you have to stop and think about how old you are. I have been there for quite a long time, haha. Second, we, my wife and I, have been learning even more about how important your food is in your health. My wife has type 2 diabetes and she is working towards completely reversing it through diet. The medical community overwhelmingly recommends people stay on the standard American diet. Then prescribe piles of drugs to try to keep it in check. We have found that a strict diet can not only control it but completely reverse diabetes so that no medication is needed whatsoever. All that to say, you are definitely on the right track with prioritizing your food supply in the lives of your family. Preach on and God bless!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! That is awesome that you and your wife and willing to take that on! Its not always easy going against the norm! I have heard of people reversing it! Keep us posted! Don't encourage me! :)
Rick Rhoton (1 год назад)
Brother you need a post pounder for the T-Posts, it might be a bit heavier than the little sledgehammer but it'll cut your pound/post time drastically.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Do you think I am a tool man! LOL :)
momentinpassing (1 год назад)
When I wanted to eat healthier by transitioning from eating processed foods to home cooked meals, I found it was overwhelming to have to plan all those meals, and learn to cook, and clean up after it all to do it again. I ended up not eating as much good food as I had hoped and too much of it was spoiling. So I decided I would simply have one serving of fruit or vegetable every time I ate, and to not repeat any during a single day. Just washing and slicing a tomato or peeling a banana is very doable even if you're very tired or don't have much time due to failure to plan. I stuck with it, and now even if I mismanage my eating, I still end up eating at least 28 servings of fruit/vegetable per week. Making a small change like that can help you feel a little better and have the energy take further steps.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is awesome! That is all we can do is one step at a time and encourage ourselves for doing it! Glad to hear you are feeling better!
MaryBeth Hibbert (1 год назад)
For me, it's a gluten sensitivity. I don't have Celiac but Gluten products make my stomach hurt and upsets my entire system. I've also learned that going GF, my whole body feels so much better......no more real aches and pains. Also am Lactose intolerant....double whammy. But I agree with you that we do what is best for our own body. Liking your blog and BTW, we live in Burlington, VT. NH/VT.....not to far away. Have a great day.
MaryBeth Hibbert (1 год назад)
Did you just visit the fair or did you have a booth in the fair? We were at this fair also but only as visiting. I love this kind of venture. Have a great day............
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
We were in Burlington for the Mother Earth News Fair! Not far at all! I am allergic to pasteurized milk but not to Raw milk! That is awesome that you figured that out! Such a game changer for your health!
jtchomestead (1 год назад)
Enjoyed your video so much. I could write a book (but I won't)! I'm old enough to be your grandmother, and I am so impressed with your knowledge of things. I also admire your passion for working toward your goals. I wish I had been exposed to this kind of life while I was still young enough to do something about it. Unfortunately, my lifetime was during the years of "great progress". You know things like margarine, meat being introduced with hormones, as well as chickens so they would lay more eggs and much more. Homesteading was something our grandparents had to endure. Anyway, just a small book. Lol. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your videos every day.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! You are never too old to start! I will see you in tomorrow videos! Modern Steader!
Jean Woodall (1 год назад)
My maternal grandfather in the Philippines was a farmer. He actually bought up farms when he was young. He had 40 water buffalo. He harvested rice with a serrated sickle. He got upset when they cooked his favorite rooster. I don't remember very much about it as I was under five when we lived there. Plus my brain is wonky. I have a photographic memory of useless but sentimental information like clothing my first love wore twenty something years ago and the seven weeks I bonded with my younger son (the two people I love with every fiber of my being - heart, mind, body, and soul) but not practical things like what I just looked at or why I walked into a room. I didn't really think a big farm was an option for me as I have a small family. We were a family of four but our youngest died of SIDS five years ago. Our older son is autistic and Lee isn't interested. Apparently one of his exes asked for a farm and when he got one for her she lost interest and he had to do all the work. I figure he'll help with some things but most of the work will be done by me. The first homestead I found was Weed 'Em and Reap's blog. I realized a homestead was something I could do and starting researching on other ones so I get a good start once we move to our own property. It still needs some more work before we can live there.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Sorry to hear about your lost. That is awesome that you found a piece of property and it sounds like you are working towards your goals! Keep at it Modern Steader!
Our Florida Garden (1 год назад)
We don't talk about it a lot either. We just decided to do everything simply. We went back to basics over time. I like how your channel lets people know that they don't have to move to the country and raise all your own food to be a modern homesteader. You give people ideas that they can adapt to the situation they are in. We happen to have a large back yard by city standards, so we have a mini non chemical food forest. We can live off our land if we had to and thats a great feeling. We made a commitment when are son was born twelve years ago and went back to the old ways our Grandparents taught us. My parents left those ways and I am convinced my Dad died from it and my mom will as well. We don't want to end up with chemical related health issues. We don't do everything ourselves. We connect with other people like us. We use their products and they use ours. We reached out to our local networks. We just reduced, reused and recycled. Its just a simple and cheeper way for us to live. Sure, there are times when our son says "Hey, my friends have a bigger house and more then one car. Why don't we?" But thats when you tell him that we do it this way so we can spend time with our family. To enjoy life stress free without a mortgage (we payed cash for our house) or lots of car loans (we payed cash for our car). He is only twelve but he gets it because he always has a parent with him to learn from and be loved by. I didn't have that growing up and we knew we wanted to give that to him. Thats why we are Modern Steaders.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
That is right! You can Modern Homestead where you are at with what you have! Your place sounds beautiful! It sounds to me like you made the best choice! Keep on Modern Steading!
Arnold Romppai (1 год назад)
well you maybe sorry you asked that, but here you go, I am 55 years old and until I was 15 I was stuck in the city an hated it, I hated salads, I hated vegetables it all tasted dry to me with no flavor, mom laced on the spices she cooked it different ways I hated it, at 15 I went to live an work for an older guy in the bush an his dad had a farm and we went there all the time, I eat every thing his mom cooked, when I was 17 I went to work in a meat prosing plant, yup were I killed cows, pigs, sheep, goats any split hoofed best, well after working there for less the 6 months I couldn't eat meat of any kind after seeing how the animals look on the outside and worse on the inside and what was made with what, what went into it to do things like keep that red color and a hundred other things, I worked there for 3 years never eat meat from a store, if I got some from a farmer I eat it but I had to ne him or her and his live stock, a ate a lot of fish from the lake all summer an stored a lot over the winter. I eat a lot of eggs from that guy I lived with from his dads chickens an eat his chicken an turkeys, ducks, I wanted to buy my own land at 18 witch I did and grew enough for my self, today I grow far more then I can ever use in my life time in one summer so I sell a lot I cant drink store milk never could,  them insulators your using on the Tee posts I notice when you put yours on they don't slide to the bottom like all mine do, I have to wire everyone though the hole on the Tee post, the bag looks like the same brand but mine never snap on, in fact the back hook is to long, I use the light ga Tee posts but the heavy ga ones the web is no wider, they make me crazy
Arnold Romppai (1 год назад)
yes that what lead me to this all, not really if you don't mind the smell of really heavy smell of pine-sol, as we had to use gallons of it at the end of kill day and other cleaners were we made crap from the meat, mind you the room were all the bones hide in sides were stored until the truck came to pick it all up for dog food plants was nasty, that's why my lab eats what I eat.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
It sounds like learning what is in the store for meat lead you on your right path! I bet that place smelt nasty!
lastniceguy1 (1 год назад)
I think you left out one aspect of why you do it. Enjoyment. It is obvious you enjoy it. BTW, you are a gr8 speaker and motivator.
lastniceguy1 (1 год назад)
Yes! When you hands are in the dirt (or fishing) you forget all your worries.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! Yes I can get very passionate about this! Lol! Why do you? :)
Brian Philbrook (1 год назад)
Man you nailed it God knew what was going to happen before He said "Let there be light." About six years ago I was reading an article on the percentage of meat you get from different livestock in a Hobby Farms magazine and I told my wife I want to get rabbits. She laughed until she realized I was serious lol. A year later we had our first son and all I could think was I want him to be as healthy as he can. Now we have eight breeding rabbits, 14 chickens, four goats and last season we raised two guinea hogs plus three huge gardens. You've got a great channel here and this video was especially great.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thank you! It sounds like you have a great Modern Homestead! Glad you enjoyed this one! Sounds like you must have a lot of rabbits running when you have babies!
William Kolis (1 год назад)
My wife has gluten issues. I think that the wheat has changed since the pioneer days so what we eat now is different than then. Probably from all of the genetic engineering. At least that's my guess. BTW!!!! Where is the next video for the outdoor kitchen! Wanna see the build!
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Good Guess! It is Coming! Its going to be a great build!
Phil Jones (1 год назад)
So glad you found the basis for your collywobbles and how to remedy it. I find your videos informative and very funny. Good luck modern homesteading.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks! I had to google that word! I had never heard it called that! But I do like it now! Thanks! Modern Steader
G B (1 год назад)
GREAT vid...its all about the food. I went grain free 7 years ago after battling some digestive inconsistencies shall we say...dropped fastfood ...lost weight without trying and have never felt better in my life since. I suggest everyone checkout Wheat Belly. Read it recently and its spot on. its all about the food. i could go on and on about diet. Giddy Up
G B (1 год назад)
Lumnah Acres still grain free! would never go back. I've maintained my weight for 7 years straight dead on...no gaining...feeling great everyday. ..sleeping fantastic and energy levels way up. I'm also not a pop drinker...just coffee, water and the occasional wine.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Are you still grain free! We don't mind if you go on and on about food! :)
William Kolis (1 год назад)
It's funny you mention the zucchini. We are currently having issues with growing ours and our yellow summer squash. Looks like blossom rot. From what I have learned it is probably an issue with low calcium in the soil (probably since I just built and filled the raised beds this past Spring). Through a feed store that is very knowledgeable they recommended bone meal. Yeah William great first steps! lol.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Congrats on building the raised beds! Let us know how the bone meal works for you! Keep up the good fight!
Carrie B. (1 год назад)
Mu health is the reason I do what I do. I do not trust the folks who are growing the food in our grocery store. I can't change the way they grow. BUT I can choose to grow my own.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Lol
Carrie B. (1 год назад)
I live in NE Alabama. Of course I love to grow tomatoes and peppers, but I get a lot of satisfaction out of growing things I haven't had much success with, lol. Cool weather crops like beets, carrots, lettuces, cabbage, etc are very challenging. If I ever get beets to grow you will be able to hear me crowing all the way in NH lol.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Great reason! It is so empowering to grow your own food TOO! Whats your favorite food to grow?
Fat Lady Farmer (1 год назад)
you could be crazy but you seem healthy and happy which is wonderful.
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Lol! Just a little! Thanks
Christy S (1 год назад)
Exactly! I also grew up in a junk food house with boxed meals, tv dinners, McD, Dairy Queen, etc. as regular meals. Yuck-o! Today I turn 39 and am still battling obesity. I feel amazing when I eat clean healthy foods. Since I only have a background in the suburban lifestyle, I love learning all about homesteading!! Love, love it! I agree and am sad to think of all the wisdom we have lost from past generations. My husband, 45, was raised on a farm, has two science degrees and is currently a microbiologist. We do it for the food, too! How we got started was years ago a friend pointed out BHT on my Chex cereal box. She said it was bad stuff. I showed my husband when he came home from work. He said, "Yeah, we have that stuff on a high shelf at work labeled poison...and you should not be eating it." I couldn't believe they would put poison in the food we eat!! I did more research and was shocked and very angry!! Both our parents still refuse to acknowledge the truth. It's been a battle for sure (especially for that generation- they are way too trusting!). Since we switched to organic completely I haven't had any chronic health issues and my weight has been decreasing. We updated our city house so we could sell it and move to the country. We sold our city house last fall for a good price which was a huge blessing. We bought a 10 acre farm in the middle of nasty glyphosate soaked corn fields BUT, we are making the best of it!! We do have a lot of trees! The neighbors are being courteous=not spraying too close. And, we may be able to buy more land next to us soon. I also get impatient and want the homestead all set up and perfectly running today but have to pace myself. :) I think the hurried pace we are being raised up in is making a lot of us anxious inside. I noticed my inlaws who have farmed their whole lives are so much more relaxed and content. Your channel is awesome at helping us grow in our homesteading journey. There are just so many wonderful exciting things about homesteading. It's good for the soul. :)
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
I think your right it is good for our souls! It gets us closer to the creator too! Thanks for sharing your story! I really enjoyed reading it! And congrats on your Modern Homestead! We all need to pace ourselves
Tara Santiago (1 год назад)
There is so much truth in the statement, you are what you eat. Sadly I learned that too late in life and now battle health issues and obesity, but I am working on it and little by little I am finding the right path. We grow a 506 sq ft Garden with just about all the staples... I get exercise working in the garden, and I am rewarded with amazing fresh organic food. I appreciate your consistency with a no BS way of laying it out for us. I can totally relate to your laying in bed thinking, I call it The thinking carousel 😀
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Do you remember the commercial you are what you eat? What happened to that! I bet that is one awesome garden! ANd congrats on changing your diet, its not always easy!
Basajjango lawrence (1 год назад)
wonderful advise
Lumnah Acres (1 год назад)
Thanks!

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