Off to the Arkansas Homestead and Some Updates

Just over two years ago my wife took the picture on the left corner of this post.  I included it and a few more on a forum thread you can view here.   The caption I wrote for that picture was “A man takes one last look at his homestead and thinks to himself, someday I am coming back and I won’t be leaving”.   Well after this trip I will still have to leave but only for a short while.

As listeners know Dorothy has had her freedom day on the 12th of January (quit her job) and we are in process of moving to our Arkansas home permanently.   For the rest of this week we will be there laying flooring, getting some carpeting quotes and just in general fixing up all sorts of odds and ends in prep for the move.

My response to tech support will be only during mornings and evenings this week.  I do have wireless access but batching email to twice a day will help me get the most out of this trip.  Just know that your inquiry will be responded to, just that your response may take up to 12 hours to come.

There will be shows today (already published) and Wednesday and Thursday.  There will be no Friday show, I have doubled up for the past few days to make sure I left shows behind for you guys but with the laryngitis I have been suffering with I just couldn’t manage one more on the twice a day schedule.

On today’s show Chef Keith mentions a document with all the recipes he discusses on it.  He will be getting it to me soon and I will get it up for your guys as soon as I can.

It was 2 years and 6 months ago the first time I got into my VW Jetta and podcasted episode one from the road.  This week’s trip is part of the final chapter in realizing a dream that the show accelerated by quite a few years.   When I started TSP I had no concept it would ever become a business at all, let alone my life’s work.  To all of you who have supported my efforts I am eternally grateful.

Two years ago I made myself a promise when I said, “someday I am coming back and I won’t be leaving”, thank you all so much for your help in keeping that promise to myself and my family.

I will be back with new shows on Monday, we will do a listener call show for Monday to get caught up on the call back log I currently have.  I hope you enjoy this weeks line up, we have the show today with Chef Keith on cooking with preps, tomorrow is the third in the four part series on herbal actions and Thursday will be a show on planning and building homesteads in suburban environments.

18 Responses to Off to the Arkansas Homestead and Some Updates

  1. Congratulations Jack and thanks!

  2. That is beautiful country i live in southwest Missouri and it look,s a lot like that here.

  3. It’s always awesome to see somebody hit their goal. Congrats Jack.

  4. Freaking awesome. I know it’s easy to say “Hell Jack did it..he is the survival guy”. But you did, and I know it’s been a lot of good work. Good for you Jack!

  5. Well Done Sir. And Well Deserved!

    Congratulations. And Thank you for all that you do for us.



  6. Congrats Jack. You have earned this. I have also enjoyed the pictures.


  7. You did it Jack. Your finally did it! Congratulations…well done…and well deserved. Keep up the good work and…I’ll be listening.


  8. That picture of you at your BOL makes me smile.

  9. I am SO HAPPY for you Jack. You are living the dream! Enjoy your new homestead. May your years there fill your heart and your home with loving memories and happiness!

  10. Congrats Jack to you and yours! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that we could help make this happen for you! You’ve been such an inspiration, and this is the next step alot of us are working to take! thanks for guiding us through the tough times (and the not-so-tough), and for giving me a place to send the conspiracy nut I call my best friend to go and come back down to earth! You may have actually saved his marriage! 😉 Thanks again, and keep on podcasting! I’ll keep listening!

    Xoxo and all the best,

  11. Its been nice taking the journey with you.

  12. Very jealous, Jack! Congratulations!

  13. It’s been encouraging to watch you on this hourney and rewarding to see it accomplished. Congratulations!

  14. Gratz, Jack. We’ll miss you here in Texas.

  15. It makes me smile just thinking about how happy you must be to see all your hard work pay off. Way to go – I hope that many continue to be inspired by your example to live a simple and more fulfilling life.

  16. Congratulations brother! A well deserved reward for your years of hard work, thanks for all your advice and wisdom you’ve shared with me and here’s to the future!

  17. Wisdom for sure in choosing your “bug-out” home! Beautiful, practical, and self-sufficient for what is coming. I live 45 minutes out of Louisville in the country near a small rural community and am presently making it as self-sustaining as possible but when retirement comes things may just change and I’ll be looking out towards your way! Job well done, sir!

  18. Welcome to Arkansas!