He was a starry-eyed youth full of vim and vigor, but reality set in when he realized homesteading takes a lot of work and requires a wide array of skills.
Luckily, he got some help along the way. Johanna, his future wife would join him a few years later. Self-sufficiency is always an easier task with two.
Finally, after life got a bit too comfortable, they felt the call of the wild once more. Northern Saskatchewan beckoned!
Their only connection with the world remained a small float plane which would come in twice a year. It was only during those times that they would receive mail, shop for supplies and get to interact with other humans.
A game-changer here was building a self-sufficient south-facing greenhouse using only the Sun’s free heat.
– Ron in Saskatchewan
Onwards to Nova Scotia!
This is what true freedom looks like in 21st century America.