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If you are viewing this message, it’s because you aren’t logged in yet.  We have a lot of public videos and posts on this section of City Homestead, but there are more available with a membership.  It’s just $5 per year!  Check out our MEMBERSHIPS  more details.

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This section of City Homestead is open on a limited basis as we are adding content to the new site.  Not all of the YouTube videos have been added yet, and the private videos will start soon.

It will be launched in January with regularly scheduled content, brainstorming, financial journal, chore charts, crop plans and more. 

If you would like to register early, you can be our critics and watch the site get set up and try out the software to help us get it working right.

If you are planning on following the homestead infrastructure checklist, we will be starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT.  

In the meantime, our Draft Infrastructure plan is available to members.

You have to be a member of the HOMESTEAD plan in order to access the checklist, but it’s only $5 per year!


Planning | Working | Completed | Critical | Behind Schedule


  • Launch
  • Launch Homestead membership site and blog.
  • Add December Calendar Page: | View
  • Add Draft Infrastructure plan: |   View
  • Define our Foundation: | View
  • Set up garden beds for spring


  • 2nd – Intro Video (Wesley and Colleen introducing themselves to members)
  • Detailed Plan: Vision
  • Detailed Plan: Foundation
  • Detailed plan: Organization
  • Detailed Plan: Concept development
  • Basic Pantry Set Up
  • Basic Rain Water Set Up
  • Basic Greenhouse Set Up
  • Crops planning

2019 GOALS

  • Homestead income
  • Basic Energy
  • House to Home
  • Off-Grid Pond Filtering
  • Hospitality Skills
  • Short-Term Cottage Rental (converting a shed)


Notice:  Our YouTube channel has more videos than what is shown here.  City Homestead’s site was launched November 22, so we are continually adding content to our site. 

We will add content Sunday through Friday until everything is caught up.  Then we’ll have a regular schedule for each section of our site.

Please be patient while we add content to the public and the members only sections!

  • Thank You YouTube Subscribers!
    Category: Public
    It isn’t easy being a new YouTube channel […]
  • City of Knoxville requires weed removalThe city insists!
    Category: 2017, Public
    So much for doing the initial cleaning for the estate sale. The city wants to come in and bush hog the lot! Say what? There are cherries, pears, grapes, and I don't know what all is on this lot. A bush hog will take it all down. That means we switch gears and the lot becomes priority even if we have to reschedule the estate sale. […]
  • Six pack of chickens in the City of KnoxvilleOur Six Pack
    Category: 2017, Public
    Chickens and more! It normally takes us two weeks to complete an estate sale, but from the very beginning of the Secret Haven account, we have been met with obstacles. Yet, these obstacles are more like fighting for something you didn't know you wanted, until it happens. […]
  • Bee not afraid
    Category: 2017, Public
    Bees everywhere! It doesn't feel like work when I arrive at Secret Haven. It should, but it doesn't. I finish my chores at Our Little Homestead and I look forward to the chores at Secret Haven. Weeds and all, but it doesn't make sense that I eventually want to be in the weeds working. I'm afraid of spiders. Yes, those tiny little creatures that makes me a giant compared to them. I'm sure they are there but I want to tackle the weeds. I also want to take care of the bees. Baby steps. […]
  • Morning Routine
    Category: 2017, Public
    Sometimes I ponder how I end up in the places I do. Is it Divine intervention or just by chance? I have been away for so long that I have forgotten the joys of childhood. I only know the pressures of being an entrepreneur on a path that seems as though YHWH is against. […]


If you would like to interact with this checklist, enroll in the course topic under the homesteading category.  “Our Little Homestead” is the option to select for the checklist below.  Interaction is limited to members and the checklist will only appear if you are logged in.