I created this "homestead" (with help from my Heavenly Father) out of forestry. It is the only home I've ever had. I created it so as to keep my own mother out of a nursing home and care for her 24/7 as she secummed to a terminal illness called parkinsons disease.
Now I'm alone with pain in my hip that keeps me from using the 8Hp Troybilt Tiller; yet I still tend a herd of dairy goats and a flock of fowl; and just recently planted 4 more fruit trees. I don't want to leave this home yet, come slaughter time for the goats & chickens (to keep meat in the freezer), I will need some help.
I live on a "barely above poverty" SS check each month; however, I've considered hiring someone to help do the roof repairs and help with the slaughtering. Not being a trusting person, how do I keep myself safe while such strangers come onto my homestead to use knives/guns to help me with the slaughtering?