Today April Ray of Radiant Acres joins me to talk about transitioning to the homestead from city living —but not quite. Many folks need to have one person working a full time job while the other gets the homestead up and running.
April and her husband and three children live in Hampshire, Tennessee, a tiny town an hour outside of Nashville. Four years ago, after living their entire lives in big cities (Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles), they moved out to the country with a desire to grow their own food and be more self-sufficient. But April’s husband, Nick, kept his day job in Nashville and they’ve learned to be both city and country dwellers at the same time. They’ve discovered that homesteading isn’t an all-or-nothing venture. Self sufficiency doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, there’s a long period of learning, growing, adventuring, failing, succeeding — and commuting — that takes place on the journey.