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Homesteading is a business and let no one tell you differently. While you may not make a dime off of it, its a business. Its the business of living off the land and that is a tough business. You better bring all of your wit and grit to a business like that and you better look at it as such. For most of the homesteaders I know it is a grind and it takes up all of your time. There are employees to manage on a homestead i.e animals and that is just what you are doing.
I have read stories about old couples retiring to a homestead and barely surviving it. Of course, that workload probably gave them another 15 years on their life and they should be grateful for that but, its still a very real struggle. This is a great article that could get you more efficient, fast.