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Welcome to “Prosperous Homesteading!” With an emphasis on “Prosperous!”
And I define “Prosperous” as living in abundance—an abundance of everything. Happy children. Free time. Good food. Physical fitness. Clearwater. Fresh air. Dark nights. Star-filled skies. A barn full of hay and a shed full of firewood. Warm stoves. Hot baths under the open sky.  Few bills in the mailbox. And most of all, Peace of Mind.

“There is no Nobility in Poverty.” - Unknown

For those looking for a shack in the woods with a rocket stove warming a can of beans—move on! This is not the book, the blog, or the life for you. This not “Poverty Stricken Homesteading.” This is certainly not “Virtue Signaling Homesteading.” THIS is “PROSPEROUS Homesteading!!"

Prospering takes work, planning, and execution—and the discipline to repeat that series over and over again each year. Prospering requires consistency. Consistently doing the right things at the right time while refusing to engage in any form of self-destructive behavior—overeating, alcohol, drugs, consumerism, protest—or to be distracted by all of the World’s drama. After all, none of the players in that drama are going to milk your cow for you when you are not feeling up to it or give you a ride when your car breaks down. The World and all of its drama will be here long after you are gone. Memento Mori—“remember you will die”.

I wrote this book to enlighten young adults that there is more than one way to live a contented life. A life without the self-inflicted stress of the debt-based monetary system. You do not have to live the life that most people tend to imagine. You do not have to live under the fear of your credit rating or the control of superiors at work or of a local municipality and their disgraceful municipal workers’ unions and their ongoing extortion racket—aka “property taxes”—or worse, begging for the scraps from the system in the form of government “assistance.” You absolutely do not need (or want) student loans! And if you are from the economic strata that would need to go into debt to go to school there are a great many things you probably need—and the last item on that list is debt. Most of us were born in an economic hole in the ground—and the absolute first thing you must do when you find yourself in a hole is STOP DIGGING.

I wrote this book for people who are actually capable of thinking for themselves and capable of taking action and who are willing to be free and to be responsible for that freedom—incredible, glorious, life-affirming freedom.

I wrote this book to help those seeking real peace of mind. And I lay out—step by step—exactly how to walk a different path in the American life experience and still prosper wildly. To have all of the things that a family needs every day without being forced to do or participate in many of the unpleasant activities required of us so that we might acquire stuff via the endless tracked and taxed financialized transactions of the system. Much of this will translate well anywhere on the American landscape.

No, not everyone can live this life—but perhaps you can. There is no need to wallow in the miseries of 7 billion strangers. This is your life, not theirs. And I wish for you a life lived in freedom, endless prosperity, abundance, and peace of mind. To LIFE!


















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