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Farmsteading Practices

You’ve come to the right place. A place to learn about how to grow your own food and live off the land.

How to use your resources for simple farmsteading practices to survive country living. 

As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to live in the country.

Combined hard work, partnership, and dedication is why I get to live my dream.

I will tell you straight up that living on the land and growing your own food is not easy. There’s a lot of heartache, stress, and hard labor involved.

I will also admit this is not a “get rich quick” process. It will take years to achieve the life you want building your farmstead.

However, the benefits and the beauty definitely outweigh the costs of living on the land. I would not have it any other way.

My top five reasons for living on the land are here:

  1. Freedom from the hustle and bustle of life itself.
  2. Physical Health and personal growth.
  3. Beautiful Space and scenery. There’s nothing more beautiful than being outside among the beauty of the wide open sky.
  4. Love of the land and appreciation for each other. It’s just us out here.
  5. Experiences we can learn from.

About our Farmstead

The past six years has been so rewarding for my family and our farmstead. M. Young Farms is a farmstead because we are very diversified and spread out.

On our farmstead, we are also diversified in how we grow things. Our goal is to manage our inputs conservatively but increase the yields in what we produce.

I love sharing extra produce or product with family, friends, and neighbors.

Our farmstead is small, but we are managing to grow in numbers and acreage each and every year. Here is a list of the products that keep us busy each and every day:

Meat Goats
Brome Hay
(Coming Soon): Bees

You are the reason for this web site and this page. I’d love to help you and to teach you how to successfully manage your operation. Comment below what you’d like to learn more about.

Please get a hold of me via my contact form on the homepage.

I can’t wait to help you fulfill your dreams of growing your own food.

Here’s one of my most popular posts: 

Why My Chickens Are Not Free-Range

~ Much Love ~


Sheryl B Garrison

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

How do I help my 6-year-old granddaughter to layout her vegetable and fruit farm that will consist of corn, green beans, blueberries, and apples? It is an assignment she needs to do while being homeschooled. Thanks.

Mindy Young

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi, Sheryl. I have a post that will walk you through everything you need to know to layout her garden spots. You Can Find It Here.