Escape the City and Thrive

Escape the City and Thrive is in 3 parts.

Book 1 – How I did it and How You Can Too!  –   tells you how to get started.

Book 2 – Milking the Wild Goat – How to Set up Your Homestead  –  tells how to set up your homestead and raise animals.

Book 3 – Paying for the Dream – How to Thrive on Your Homestead  –  gives you ideas for how to pay for it all.

 

 

Escape the City and Thrive – Book 1: How I did it and How You can, too!     $1.99 pdf  

Book 1: How I did it and How You can, too!

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Escape the City and Thrive – Book 1 – How I Did it and How You Can, Too!

About the book:

Escape the City and Thrive – How I Did it and How You Can, Too! is about how I decided to move to the country, the plans I made and the steps I took to do it, and some things I didn’t do that I should have. It is a guide for deciding whether moving to the country is for you, or if you just need a minor lifestyle change. If you decide homesteading is for you, the book serves as a checklist for what to consider and how to proceed to move out of the city, into a slower, happier life.

Chapters include evaluating:

Your Job

Your Financials

Your Lifestyle

and practical information on how to choose a location,

Packing Up and Moving Out

and Making an Action Plan.

Resources at the back of the book include websites, books, and YouTube channels for more ideas and professional help.

 

Escape the City and Thrive – Book 2: Milking the Wild Goat or How to Set up your Homestead     $1.99 pdf  

Book 2: Milking the Wild Goat or How to Set up your Homestead

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Escape the City and Thrive – Book 2 – Milking the Wild Goat or How to Set up your Homestead

About the book:

Escape the City and Thrive – Milking the Wild Goat or How to Set up Your Homestead is about how I made a new lifestyle for myself and my family. How we bought our land, set up our living quarters, started raising livestock, and slowed down and simplified our lives.

Chapters include:

The Land

The House

The Garden

The Critters

Death on the Homestead

and More to Life

Resources at the back of the book include websites, books, and YouTube channels for more ideas and experience.

 

About the Author

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Robyn Dolan escaped the city for the first time in 1986, as a young mother, with her second child on the way. The family moved to Big Bear Lake, CA and lived and sold Real Estate there among the tall pines, deep lake and hordes of skiers for 12 years.

After her divorce, Ms. Dolan decided to move even farther out and eventually settled in Ash Fork, Arizona, “50 miles from everywhere”, west of Flagstaff and north of Prescott. Here she raised goats, sheep, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, the occasional pig, and a milk cow, for another 14 years. She also gave birth to her 4th child in Arizona.

Presently, the author is living full time in her 26 foot travel trailer, traveling between elderly grandpas and enjoying the sights in between. She calls her continuing attempts at homesteading and frugal living “roadsteading” and her son’s homeschooling experience “roadschooling”.

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2 thoughts on “Escape the City and Thrive

  1. Robyn,
    I really enjoyed reading Book 1 this morning – what an interesting story! …and helpful guide for all of those wishing to get back to a rural life! I admire you for what you’ve done and the way you’ve raised your children — great on the homeschooling – which I wish I would have done. But wishes don’t count…
    As I grow older, I wish so much for that farm life that my mom and dad knew. Dad supported our entire family during the depression with his vineyards and tomato fields. He also kept the family fed in times of little.
    I have set up a garden in the back yard… 4 X 8 feet, but it works for me and makes me happy. we have yet to eat our first tomatoes or radishes, but when we do, I bet they will taste fantastic! I have finally gotten around to really landscaping our back yard for our old-age sitting and rocking. We will enjoy what we have!
    Sorry this got so sappy, my friend, but thanks for listening!
    Kathy Grimes, mother-in-law of Michael

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kathy! Miss you guys. Glad you enjoyed the book. Back in the day, if you had some land and a milk cow, you were “rich”, right? You can grow a lot in a small plot. Tomatoes are so expensive in the store, and not very flavorful, even that would be worth it. Sometime I’ll come by and help you rock the chairs in the back yard.

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