1 Year ALONE Restoring an Abandoned Smallholding [timelapse]

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  • Publicado el 10 sep 2022
  • Hi, we are Harriet and Mauro and in February 2021 we bought an abandoned smallholding in Castellón, Spain. In these videos we share our life as we restore and improve our little stone house, learn to grow and preserve our own food, and bring our 4 acres of farmland back to productivity. To read more about the WHY of our project: www.littlespanishfarmstead.co...
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    Best Kept Secrets (Instrumental Version) - Rue Rosa
    Waiting for Love (Instrumental Version) - Candelion
    I'm Gonna Let The Sunshine In Today - Loving Caliber
    Lackawanna Trail - Roy Williams
    Mimicking Your Breathing - Harper Rey
    Deep and Abiding (Instrumental Version) - Victor Lundberg
    Let's Have Another Round - Will Harrison
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  • Tom Tremayne
    Tom Tremayne Hace 2 meses +1863

    This girl is a credit to her family, to herself and to 'youtube' - most of us only dream of doing the things she's done. I'm very envious!

    • Suzi Cameron
      Suzi Cameron Hace 9 días

      Tripod?

    • Free Spirit With Nature
      Free Spirit With Nature Hace 15 días +1

      I agree. I subscribe to a guy who lives with his family about 20 minutes north of me . He does everything by hand. “ My Self Reliance “ my dad had me on his shoulders always building with nails in his teeth. He’s incredible to,and what he thinks of is genius. I think it’s important to share who you watch doing these things regardless of where we’re living. I’m in Muskoka North of Toronto,it’s incredibly beautiful,so many lakes, forests . Love this Family here. Beautiful teamwork.

    • Rene Nay
      Rene Nay Hace 29 días +1

      She's definitely inspired me to get my yard the homestead I'm wanting. I've been feeling overwhelmed so I do what little I can and wait till Sunday for my husband to have off. But wow! She's amazing and has inspired me to get out and do more myself.

    • Mark Hepworth
      Mark Hepworth Hace un mes +1

      All you need is money..🤷‍♂️😉

    • Lucy Williams
      Lucy Williams Hace un mes

      @Pwny Boy no. You don’t. Many governments offer incentives for you to buy land and cultivate it due to very low birth rates and excessively low populations. Now after the very bad fires, they increased the funds at least in Portugal. Not sure if still in Spain. But, Italy, Greece and even New Zealand offers incentives for folks to move there. Needless to say, no one should live totally alone in such remote areas where the nearest hospitals or emergency services may be quite far. I do know two elderly women who do live alone on their land one in Spain and another in Portugal, where the population is quite low and they feel perfectly safe. As long as they have a satellite phone, and running water. Lol! I’ve been dreaming this life for quite some time. One of my colleagues made it happen too. He’s male though. And he’s a native from Spain.

  • fiddlestickz muzik
    fiddlestickz muzik Hace 2 meses +486

    man that's how you live, I am so annoyed at myself for not doing something similar when I was younger and had a lot more energy. there is something so very human about pottering around your own place fixing things and gardening. Days feel meaningful and your mind feels like it is getting the proper exercise. If I could have my life over I would do something similar without a single second of hesitation.

    • Charid Dawn
      Charid Dawn Hace un mes +16

      Container gardens are a great start. Herb gardens in little pots. It's never too late to start something. Just start small and you may find (you're) more capable of managing. Motivation grows energy too.

    • Natalia Mantaluta
      Natalia Mantaluta Hace un mes +9

      You will love the Medical Medium books for the energy you’ll gain back by applying some of the things he says and especially the Life Changing Foods book of his for the contact with food and nature. 💚

    • L D
      L D Hace un mes +29

      You could start a small mushroom farm in your home if you've got limited space and mobility, you can't live your life over so think of something you can do NOW to fulfill yourself.

  • graceygrumble
    graceygrumble Hace 2 meses +745

    The amount of time this took, the graft, the acquisition of knowledge, the sacrifice and the determination to make your vision come to fruition are so impressive and inspirational. You deserve the fruits of your labour. Marvellous!

    • Andie
      Andie Hace un mes +3

      @david roosa it means hard work.

    • david roosa
      david roosa Hace un mes +2

      graft?

  • Margaux Botton
    Margaux Botton Hace 2 meses +276

    What you have done is so inspiring, I am a 23 year old french girl and actually a little lost about the propose I want to give to my life. Your video is very inspiring and I recognize myself so much in your project ! I really hope being able to do the same one day in my one place I will have found in the nature 👏♥️

    •  Samara
      Samara Hace 8 días

      The purpose is Jesus! He died for your sins and the sins of mankind, Adam and Eve sinned against God in the garden of Eden and brought sin to the world because of this we are doomed to hell because is our fallen nature, but the good news is that Jesus Christ Gods one and only son died for us on the cross and is you confess if your mouth that Jesus is Lord he will blot out your sin sins such as blasphemy, sexual sin, covetousness(envy) etc… Galatians 5:19-21
      Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
      These sins are unhelpful to our souls accept Jesus and confess him as Lord for your soul for all eternity

    • Sυρεr Frσg
      Sυρεr Frσg Hace 15 días

      Salut Margaux. J'ai acheté une vielle maison de paysan il y a cinq ans de ça et je ne regrette qu'une chose. De ne pas l'avoir fait plus tôt. Je l'ai presque entierement équpée avec du mobilier trouvé au bord des routes et retapé. Bonne chance à toi.

    • anadorsamp
      anadorsamp Hace 27 días

      Hazlo!

    • I.M. Norwiiid
      I.M. Norwiiid Hace un mes +2

      Check out the Corbieres, in France.

    • ZUBR
      ZUBR Hace un mes +3

      @cody Smith volunteer and owner is two different things :) Volunteer will never got residence permit in Spain. Thats why I interested how much money same house cost.

  • Karen Deeth
    Karen Deeth Hace 2 meses +381

    You're obviously a very intelligent young woman. Congratulations on the results of your hard work. I lived like this in my 30s in the 1980s. I'm too old to do a lot anymore but I have always truly believed in saving this planet for the future generations so I'm so pleased to see you paying it forward as well. 😊

  • Azul
    Azul Hace 2 meses +170

    this is so wholesome. i’ve always been a “city person” but the idea of living in a place like this sounds so revitalizing to me. also, you’d pups are absolutely adorable! much love to you and this project 💞

    • Noy
      Noy Hace un mes +1

      פ

  • Sweetpea
    Sweetpea Hace 2 meses +137

    I love how you tackled all these things you had no experience in! Bravo! God bless!

  • Stephen Wartes
    Stephen Wartes Hace un mes +13

    Harriet, you are a great example for anyone who has let fear stop them from trying something new......that would probably include everyone at some point in life. Thanks for the inspiration! I will be sharing your story with my granddaughters.

  • Catherine S. Todd
    Catherine S. Todd Hace 2 meses +34

    This girl is some kind of Wonder Worker / Miracle Worker who gives us all the inspiration to GET OUT THERE AND JUST TRY! What an incredible difference she made in just one year, and to think she went out there on her own, knowing so little and gained all the skills she needed. Just amazing and so inspiring - can't wait to get out there and give it a try myself. Gracias, amigas!

  • Barrie Grubb
    Barrie Grubb Hace 2 meses +25

    I am so impressed with your ingenuity, determination & perseverance! You are amazing! Wishing you continued success in your homestead! You are an inspiration!

  • María Riesco García
    María Riesco García Hace 2 meses +48

    Este planeta necesita más personas como vosotros. Sois un ejemplo a seguir, sois admirables 💚

  • Grayson Priebe
    Grayson Priebe Hace 2 meses +55

    This may sound somewhat strange, but watching this video gave me such intense homesickness. I've never lived in the country or on a farm, all my life I've been in cities across the US. Somehow this video feels like watching someone move into my childhood home, sad because you're no longer living there but happy for the new life it'll have. I'm not sure where these feelings came from but I thought I'd share, and wish you well. This place looks incredible and I hope to do the same in the future.
    Wishing you all the best,
    a stranger on the internet

    • dorothy allen
      dorothy allen Hace un mes +1

      Hi, think not of yourself as a stranger anymore, welcome to the real world and soon to be humanities once again. Keep your vibrations high in love and kindness to others and God our source and creator will be within.❤much love to you @Grayson Priebe

    • Irene Johnston
      Irene Johnston Hace un mes +12

      Hi, it is possibly an innate feeling in each of us. Which has been lost owing to excessive industrialisation. We've lost how to work with the natural world. To many people the natural world has become the enemy of so called progress. Yet we must not fall into the trap of romanticising it. UK 🕊️

  • La Huerta de Iván
    La Huerta de Iván Hace 2 meses +9

    Un trabajo impecable, os felicito por el trabajo y pese a que mi ingles es pesimo, siempre os veo!!

  • Simona Rich
    Simona Rich Hace un mes +7

    ESclips kept recommending this so I watched it today. This is similar a bit to my journey. I bought a farm in Lithuania (I'm from Lithuania) and has been working on it on and off on my own. My husband should joing me this year hopefully. Of course, this lifestyle is challening, but being in nature, drinking fresh water, growing your own organic veggies, and having total peace is definitely worth it.

  • Chia Lara
    Chia Lara Hace 2 meses +24

    This is so inspiring, well done you should be super proud of yourself! How blessed to have spring water flowing on your land like that! Brilliant video thank you x

  • Margaret Baker
    Margaret Baker Hace un mes +7

    I found this and was extremely impressed with this young Lady and her working out everything so cheerfully....Her husband and family and friends support was helpful....she is an inspiration to everyone 💖💖

  • Sophie Moon
    Sophie Moon Hace 2 meses

    This is amazing! My husband and I bought something similar about a month ago, I'm overwhelmed with land and how to grow things and look after them but this makes me feel like I'll get there eventually!

  • Dennis Sutton
    Dennis Sutton Hace 7 días +1

    We need more people like you! Beautiful homestead…..you actually brought that place to life.

  • Leo Barr
    Leo Barr Hace un mes +5

    I live on a council estate in England and I am starting to do mini homesteading. I randomly clicked on this vid and what an absolute beauty it is. Your comments at the end touched my heart for they are so pure and authentic. You're vibe is awesome, thanx for putting this one out there, it's truly a inspirational gift for all of us who are following along in your footsteps.

  • Leothwyn
    Leothwyn Hace un mes

    What am amazing place! It's really impressive - all the skills that you've learned and all that you've accomplished! I'm in a similar situation - living in an old farmhouse that we've fixed up. We've worked on the land; adding many garden beds, fruit trees, a big flock of chickens, gray water system, greenhouse, etc.. Our house had power and running water from the start, so we didn't face many of the challenges that you faced. You should be proud of your hard work! I'm jealous of your water system. That is so cool!
    I'm laid up with covid, watching random videos. I'm glad that I found this. I'm going to subscribe and watch more.

  • Shamama
    Shamama Hace 2 meses

    Awesome job, amazing transformation. Blessings for continued successes ❤

  • Lola Chanchan
    Lola Chanchan Hace un mes +4

    This is such an astounding achievement! It would be impressive enough if you did this with already possessing the skills needed, the fact that you learnt the skills as you went along just makes it even more astonishing. This video is an inspiration and you are particularly a great inspiration to other girls/ young women. Wishing you continued success in your endeavours.

  • Rene Nay
    Rene Nay Hace 29 días

    You definitely inspired me to get my yard the homestead I'm wanting. I've been feeling overwhelmed so I do what little I can and wait till Sunday for my husband to have off. But wow! You're amazing and have inspired me to get out and do more myself. I might need to watch this over and over to get myself re-inspired over and over to continue to push myself.

  • Norma Murray
    Norma Murray Hace 2 meses +2

    I love what you've done and will continue to do. If I was younger I'd be doing something like this as well! I'm looking forward to seeing more now that I've found you and have subscribed.

  • Sydney Simon
    Sydney Simon Hace 28 días

    Seeing the springs come to life was one of my favorite parts! Keep being awesome 👌 👏

  • sgRvtl
    sgRvtl Hace 2 meses +154

    Restoring your water system is admirable! All of your renovations are wonderful!

  • jonnyhead
    jonnyhead Hace 2 meses

    Love this great video diary, great work, inspiring ♥️ So much hard work but ultimately rewarding getting to know your surroundings. Nature is beautiful.

  • Becky Coyle
    Becky Coyle Hace un mes

    So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your adventure. Love everything about this!

  • Loretta Scott
    Loretta Scott Hace 2 meses

    Amazingly beautiful work! Congratulations!!! You're extremely talented and I can't fathom how you had so much energy with working and taking on such a large project I'm so unbelievably amazed! Just goes to show you dreams can come true!!!💪❤️🙏🙂

  • Liz F
    Liz F Hace 2 meses +5

    This was absolutely beautiful and so inspiring. I appreciate all you said about making our space and how that effects us energetically. Tonight Im waiting to find out if I will be able to move to a place where I will be able to invest in the land and make a home where I can live a more symbiotic lifestyle with the land🍀🍀! Thankyou for sharing your journey, this was my first video of yours, definitely here for this❤

  • Lynda Smith
    Lynda Smith Hace 2 meses +536

    What an incredible job. This is the first time I've seen any of your videos. How are you were able to get so much done in a year is mind-boggling. You've done a beautiful job be proud of yourself. And hooray for all your neighbors and Friends helping you and establishing a community helping each other bringing in the harvest and enjoying the fruits of your labor

    • Cindy Johns
      Cindy Johns Hace un mes +1

      @Little Spanish Farmstead
      Girl...
      Excuse me..
      There's no girly girl in your vid's ..
      Woman!!
      Thats what I see..
      A real woman...
      If ya can't get it done the right way..
      You gota get it done, yourself..
      😂
      Your amazing...
      Your place/home is adorable..
      Bless your heart.
      ♥ 🙏 🕊

    • Timmy Mendenhall
      Timmy Mendenhall Hace 2 meses +3

      @dorothy allen Texas here too. Great job.

    • Karen Keller
      Karen Keller Hace 2 meses +3

      So Inspiring, and so beautiful, it seems, also that you’re creating a community around you.

    • here and there
      here and there Hace 2 meses +2

      Agreed. Fabulous job! You're a smart girl!

    • c&d off grid
      c&d off grid Hace 2 meses +2

      I agree also, such an amazing job!

  • aria polizzi
    aria polizzi Hace 20 días

    This is so amazing and inspiring that you’ve done this !!! Congratulations 🎊

  • Graham Edwards
    Graham Edwards Hace 2 meses +5

    this is a beautiful video and homestead youve built! its so awesome to see the growth of your home here! also, while i understand the frustration of not being able to do anything during the rainy season- it watered the ground to help all your seedlings take root once they went into the ground!! thats a little positive on an otherwise gloomy time :]

  • Amisa
    Amisa Hace 9 días

    Wow, you've done an amazing job on your house and the farm! Your enthusiasm is really inspiring.

  • Eonia Grace
    Eonia Grace Hace un mes +4

    Very impressed with your drive, intelligence, strength and persistence. Your little farmstead is starting to look lovely! Keep up the good work! Best regards to you and your husband👏😍🤩🙌🌳🍊🌱🌻🐝🐸🐣🐥🐐🐠🦆🏡🕊

  • L. Luve
    L. Luve Hace un mes

    Wow, such a great video! I have been thinking about learning more of these skills that grant you independence (gardening especially) to conquer my insecurities about the future. Your farmstead looks wonderful!

  • A M
    A M Hace un mes +1

    Great job! Your a real inspiration to me! God Bless you all!!!

  • Nic Buchanan
    Nic Buchanan Hace 2 meses +3

    This is so inspiring and a permaculture dream! Well done.. you have embraced the natural world with such a humble perspective and honouring presence. You have earned a great life and set an example for everyone here now.

  • Roz Hill
    Roz Hill Hace 2 meses +3

    My first visit and have to say, you have done an amazing job, and it is beautiful that you have taken the option to know your land and all it provides for you. Don't be surprised if nature reaches out to you. It does communicate, answers prayers for rain. Protects your land and critters if harmful weather is coming.
    Don't think of prayers as religious. Talk to nature as a friend when asking it to protect...and provide. I suspect it has grown attached as it knows what you have accomplished.
    Spread your arms in love. It will in turn fill you with love.
    Can't beat it.
    Namaste.😏💕

  • Ronya's Lit Life
    Ronya's Lit Life Hace 13 días

    Congratulations on all the hard work you’ve done you go girl❤ also what a wonderful neighbors and community have ❤

  • Eleica Junstrom
    Eleica Junstrom Hace 2 meses +1

    You made a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing your Journey. Bless you!

  • White Hot Glory
    White Hot Glory Hace un mes +1

    This is one of the most wonderful ESclips videos I’ve ever seen. THANK YOU for posting a humble, beautiful video process of all your hard work. I’d love to see your restoration processes broken down and explained if you ever have the time. God bless you and your plants and animals… from, California!

  • Annie o
    Annie o Hace 2 meses +47

    First visit to your channel...and I'm in AWE of your hard work...your goals and lifestyle choices. It was a dream of mine once, to live this way...but life chose a different path for me...but the dream never left my mind, even though I knew I could never realize it. So...I have ultimate admiration for anyone who invests this kind of work into making it happen. There are no words to express the amazing beauty and function you have brought to your land and your life.
    Your perspective on how to live warms my heart beyond words.
    Continued success and rewards for your grueling work. You're doin it right. =)

    • Mary Morris
      Mary Morris Hace 2 meses +1

      @Annie o I agree Annie, I do not throw out anything and give it to the animals who are so grateful for the scraps.

    • Annie o
      Annie o Hace 2 meses +1

      @Mary Morris Ya...great thought...but I no longer have the energy to invest in this...and it DOES take energy.
      I make up for it in other ways...conscientious menu planning to make the best of every nickel I spend and making it stretch until it almost breaks.
      We can all do better in terms of not being wasteful. Is it "living the dream"? Not so much. But survival has many levels. And simply not being wasteful goes a long ways. =)

    • Mary Morris
      Mary Morris Hace 2 meses +3

      You will get to live like her. Eventually, all of us will be on our own off grid and growing our own food. The world is changing and we will have no choice but to live like her. Good luck.

    • Little Spanish Farmstead
      Little Spanish Farmstead  Hace 2 meses +1

      Thank you Annie 💚

  • Nancy Burke
    Nancy Burke Hace 2 meses +89

    This is truly amazing! I teach the Farm to School program to my students and teaching them where their food comes from and to make healthy choices. We put in a Learning Garden and a small Orchard on the school grounds we take them outside and show them that anything is possible, we want them to start small little Victory Gardens We are a very large city public High school with over 2 thousand students. I am going to ask them to watch this video! Very inspirational!!! Thank you for all you do!

    • Jud Ann JAM
      Jud Ann JAM Hace 2 meses

      Are you In Berkeley btw? I know they do at some campuses in the past

    • sean o gallchoir
      sean o gallchoir Hace 2 meses +1

      Nancy well done, great to hear progress is being made.

    • Deb Cambria
      Deb Cambria Hace 2 meses +1

      I would love to do this in Philadelphia!

  • Violet
    Violet Hace un mes

    Congratulations for your hard work, you really made a difference in breaking with an old style of life, and changing to a new one. You seem to be not scared of starting new projects of things that you maybe never did before. Inspiring no doubt. Hi from Madrid

  • Amanda Spain
    Amanda Spain Hace 2 meses

    This was lovely - thanks for sharing and good luck for your future on the farm ❤

  • DFFRNT MEDIA
    DFFRNT MEDIA Hace 2 meses

    Really amazing job, you deserve many great years there!

  • Emmy Jean
    Emmy Jean Hace 2 meses +6

    This is wonderful 💖I hope you are so proud of yourself cos you are amazing!! All the best 🌿🌞🌻🏡

  • Elena Romero
    Elena Romero Hace 2 meses +104

    Harriet, brutal.... Te sigo desde hace meses, desde que descubrí a aquella chiquilla que se vino junto a su marido a nuestro país a hacer algo tan bonito y tan difícil que emociona. Es maravilloso ver tu crecimiento personal así como el familiar!!! Me hace muy feliz que estés aquí, compartiendo y disfrutando de nuestra diversidad que ya es la tuya y que seas tan respetuosa con tu entorno, natural y social. Se te ve feliz y, fíjate lo dudosa que estabas cuando dejaste tu trabajo y ahora estás segura de ti misma, desarrollando proyectos que ni imaginaste y cumpliendo metas. Me identifico con ese espíritu de lucha y de "vencer miedos" ya que, por mi trabajo, y también a nivel personal en mi casa (tuve que hacer y sigo haciendo mejoras yo misma), el saber que vas cumpliendo objetivos te hace más fuerte, te hace madurar y eso es lo que reflejas. El trabajo es bueno, te hace sentir bien y no hay que tener miedo a acostarse agotado porque al día siguiente tus fuerzas se recuperan, más aún cuando eres tan joven. Sigue así. Trabaja duro en tu casa porque es un reflejo de ti. Besos al gran Mauro!! Mauro, quiero ver un nuevo video tuyo ya!!! Besos a toda la familia.

    • tamaruni tamaruni
      tamaruni tamaruni Hace 2 meses +2

      goodness, you only liked her comment after she poured her heart into her comment and you knew her personally and she acceptyou I to her country and culture and community with full open arms🥲

  • Martin Bettler
    Martin Bettler Hace 2 meses +5

    Thanks for putting this video together; it is wonderful to watch your progress in your farmstead, and what turned out so far through of all the work you did. It is really most impressive!

  • aixucruc
    aixucruc Hace 14 días

    ¡Muchas felicidades! ¡Su casa es hermosa y hace un gran trabajo!

  • The Uy's
    The Uy's Hace un mes +1

    I love your commitment to transforming your space into an oasis of having a home and a garden. Keep it up! I have subscribed.

  • Sandysor Sandysorr
    Sandysor Sandysorr Hace un mes

    The work you' ve done, is amazing!

  • Annika
    Annika Hace un mes

    Love it, amazing job!! And I think your observations on the need to belong to a place are so true!

  • NewOldEBM
    NewOldEBM Hace un mes

    Absolutely love what you're doing! Checked out your channel and it looks like this has been a huge blow up for you! Subbing to help you ride the wave and looking forward to the future content :)

  • Elizabeth O'Neill
    Elizabeth O'Neill Hace un mes

    Well done, very well done, you're inspiring others by living your dream and enriching the land, restoring the building, you rock!

  • kate moon
    kate moon Hace un mes

    I really loved stumbling across this as I work on art in my New York City apartment. Expands my sense of the world and brings peace. Just so fun, too. Like many others in the comments I'm twice your age and sort of wish I'd done what you did. I'll be volunteering on a farmstead in Nicaragua though!

    • Little Spanish Farmstead
      Little Spanish Farmstead  Hace un mes

      Aw thank you! Have a great time in Nicaragua! I wish I had taken the opportunity to volunteer and learn more before starting this 💚

  • Marina Toral
    Marina Toral Hace 2 meses +72

    Harriet, thank you, thank you and thank you. I got very emotional when you started showing the before and after shots. And when you spoke about your biggest lesson, the waterworks started. I didn't quite know why I was crying so much (I still am as I write this). I've had this little dream inside, since I remember, As I'm getting older, I understand it's everything but little. A longing, a true longing. To build a life where being outside is the norm, surrounded by nature, with space to be. In life's truth, with its inevitable hardships. Thank you for sharing your journey

    • mexigirl64
      mexigirl64 Hace 2 meses +4

      Marina, I am in agreement with that desire and pull to live amongst mother nature while giving back to her

    • Barclay Allsopp
      Barclay Allsopp Hace 2 meses +3

      It was emotional. I have had the luck to live a short time in spain, it brought back so many memories. its the endless love in the video that made me cry tho.

    • Little Spanish Farmstead
      Little Spanish Farmstead  Hace 2 meses +6

      Aw thank you for your kind words Marina. I hope you can find a way to make your longing reality, somehow, some way 💚

  • G Bizzle
    G Bizzle Hace 2 meses +3

    Really enjoyed this video, it wasn't all plain sailing and you didn't hide that. What an amazing work ethic, you deserve to reap the rewards. I wish you all the best in future with your new home

  • Aurora Herrera
    Aurora Herrera Hace 14 días

    Desde Argentina, te felicito por tu empeño y dedicación!!! Trabajar la tierra , es una de las grandes experiencias, porque aunque el trabajo es duro, la cosecha emocional es gigantesca!!!!Amo mi huerta y mi jardín!!!

  • Ann Neusidl
    Ann Neusidl Hace 2 meses +3

    I’m very impressed, with your willingness to learn as you go, in the projects you undertake. It’s not easy having a large piece of property and a house to fix and maintain. A positive approach means a great deal in achieving your dreams. Lots of success in the future.🙂

  • Laurel Flower
    Laurel Flower Hace 2 meses +1

    Amazing! I cried. I laughed. This is what dreams are made of, right here. Great job!

  • Mary Robertson
    Mary Robertson Hace un mes +2

    So impressive! I can’t wait to see more. This kind of ‘true grit’ is what inspires me. You really have done remarkable work. Keep it up!

  • Marisol Gandarillas
    Marisol Gandarillas Hace 2 meses +13

    What an amazing and inspiring transformation ! Kudos to your work ethic & your vision.

  • AK27inAZ
    AK27inAZ Hace un mes

    Gorgeous homestead! Well done! 👏👏👏

  • Juan E. Salinero
    Juan E. Salinero Hace 26 días +3

    Admirable work. You turned an abandoned old property into a lovely home for your family and your animals. Congratulations!!

  • Tony Harber
    Tony Harber Hace 2 meses +52

    Your values, in what you do, really shine through. This year is of great credit to you. Thank you for sharing it with us.......

  • jewel Of the Isle
    jewel Of the Isle Hace un mes

    Good on you. I wish I could start my life over. I’m too old to do it now. Watching you was bitter sweet. It’s sad that it’s in me mentally but not physically. Keep going as long as you can. I commend you. Great effort. You should be proud 💗

  • anadorsamp
    anadorsamp Hace 27 días

    Muchísimas felicidades por tanto! Es increíble cuánto habéis trabajado y conseguido!!!. Eres muy valiente!❤️

  • Annie Hamilton
    Annie Hamilton Hace un mes +1

    Wow, congratulations and well done on such an amazing amount of achievements in the last year. We can all take away so much from your effort, determination and perseverance, but also just how much you learned and taught yourself along the way! TFS

  • Gibsongirl
    Gibsongirl Hace 2 meses

    What a lovely home and life you have. You are so blessed! Thank you for sharing.

  • Savannah
    Savannah Hace 2 meses

    Incredible job, thank you for sharing this inspiring video 🙏❤

  • Twisted Ponies
    Twisted Ponies Hace un mes

    Inspirational video and wonderful editing skills! Subscribed in anticipation of more ❤️

  • Orland Uhden
    Orland Uhden Hace 22 días

    Amazing improvements in just one year, very impressive. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Isabel Gutiérrez
    Isabel Gutiérrez Hace un mes +2

    Hola! Os he descubierto con este vídeo. Me encanta lo que estáis haciendo, es lo que yo hubiera querido haber hecho en mi juventud. Tenéis una capacidad de trabajo asombrosa y una gran habilidad para hacer tareas nuevas para vosotros. Me gusta mucho también la edición de los vídeos, así como la manera de mostrar lo que hacéis. Enhorabuena por todo! Un abrazo desde Cantabria, en el norte de España.

  • Sailing Project Parrot
    Sailing Project Parrot Hace 2 meses

    Wow, absolutely amazing , you are such an inspiration 🙌🥰 been our dream to do similar too for a while now…but now found a boat and going sailing 1st before we settle down on our piece of land one day 🎉

  • Jits into the Sunset
    Jits into the Sunset Hace 2 meses +4

    So glad to have discovered your channel through this video! I feel so inspired by you and all your hard work and progress. You should be so so proud of all your achievements on the land but also your films, Harriet!! Excited to continue to follow along your journey✨ xx Tania

  • pedro nunez
    pedro nunez Hace 2 meses +4

    Seems like you're building your own little piece of heaven on earth!. Is really impressive how hard you've worked and how many skills you've developed in just one year!.

  • TheNae
    TheNae Hace 2 meses +2

    This video feels life-changing, I needed this. Thank you for sharing this, I loved every moment of your journey ❤️

  • Smithsdale Farm
    Smithsdale Farm Hace 2 meses +34

    You are amazing Harriet! What an incredible amount to have achieved in just a year! In awe. ❤

  • Miranda Díaz
    Miranda Díaz Hace 27 días

    truly inspiring story! Thank you for sharing it! ❤️

  • Simply simple 7
    Simply simple 7 Hace 2 meses +2

    Such a rewarding experience and feeling to make your living space your own creation. The way you like it. I absolutely love my home. Especially the yard. Having the imagination to think about what you want and then creating it successfully is by far one of the best feelings ever. Beautifully done by the way. Keep us updated. Aloha!🙏🏼🤙🏼✊🏼👍🏼

  • Over the River and Through the Woods

    Thank you for sharing this! We are at a much earlier stage on our own off-grid home build (and ESclips channel), and it is lovely to see how much you have accomplished.

  • Ti Ti Suwardhi
    Ti Ti Suwardhi Hace 2 meses

    You are such an inspiration! And congrats for your achievement. Very impressive progress on your work in the home, garden and living in the farm has now becoming my dream ... thanks for the details and hard work you made for this video .. Cheers from Tuscany Itali 🌻XX

  • Bryan G
    Bryan G Hace 2 meses +2

    Awesome video!! I'm on a similar path. I bought a few acres, that came with tons and tons of trash literally and tons of abandoned vehicles that had been stripped out. I bought the land at the end of December 2021 and I really hit it hard in April. I still don't have a place to live on the property, but thats my next step. I spent all summer cleaning up trash and planting trees. I've planted maybe over 40 fruit trees now. Literally almost every single fruit that i could find. I still don't have power, or actual water. I bought a 5,000gallon water tank that i placed at the highest part of property, and i have timers that water large parts of property. I only have gravity pressure which isn't a lot, but just enough. I'm just finishing up my outdoor shower. And I've planted guava trees along a pipe where the used shower water will go. I haven't actually taken a shower yet. Haha. And yes it was unbelievable hot this summer! I arrived at the property around 6pm and worked till maybe midnight. I have a pretty powerful headlamp. lots of light and rechargeable batteries. So my next little project is to start a small "house/ shed" for me to live in for the coming winter, and to add a few solar panels. I'm located in southern california, Perris CA. I only wish i had recorded what I was doing. It didn't cross my mind with literally everything that I've had to do. Sometime next year I'll try and get a water well made. Right now i'm paying someone to deliver water. But thats another huge project.

    • Little Spanish Farmstead
      Little Spanish Farmstead  Hace 2 meses

      Hi, what a wonderful sounding project! It sounds like you have done so much!! It's not too late to start recording, I barely recorded anything from the first 6 months, maybe a little tour of what you've done so far would work? I'd certainly love to see that! 💚

  • Run It By Me
    Run It By Me Hace un mes

    Amazing! What a wonderful home you have now 😊. Congratulations you deserve it ❤

  • Barbara Michael
    Barbara Michael Hace 2 meses

    You are doing a great job & your vegetable's look so good. I would love to have a homestead like your. Best of luck with all your projects.🌟🌟

  • Alan Torrance
    Alan Torrance Hace 2 meses +3

    Very nice. makes me wish I were a few years younger with the opportunities you show so well.

  • NORMA ELISA ROMERO CORREA

    Los felicito , realizan un excelente trabajo , esta hermosa la granja , saludos desde Uruguay

  • MaryAnn Galbraith
    MaryAnn Galbraith Hace 2 meses +1

    I just stumbled across your channel and I am so happy I did! This is beyond impressive what you have done and accomplished. Leaving all the comforts and convinces of home and putting a foot into the ground of your new farmstead is incredibly praiseworthy! We moved recently from Arizona USA to Ireland I miss having my Italian garden. Hopefully, we will purchase a house, then I can till the earth getting my garden growing again, in the meantime, I have bell peppers growing on my tiny windowsill in our tiny apartment. I am going to further watch your videos and see how you get on :) Best of luck!

  • Guillermo Botta
    Guillermo Botta Hace un mes

    Es realmente hermoso el resultado y todo lo que lograste en tan poco tiempo, excelente felicitaciones y saludos desde Argentina.

  • leeseany
    leeseany Hace 2 meses

    Great inspirational video! You have found happiness through living and stimulating the life which most of us have abounded or never experienced. I have glimpses in my mind of calm content appreciation… when I’m at my allotment or doing some yoga. However this set up is very unique and you’re rewarded for you’re hard work. Nature does indeed love you.
    I wish you all the best and hope you can influence more people with ‘seeds’ for thought with great content! (Sorry for the pun I just had too :) )

  • Liberty Kempe
    Liberty Kempe Hace 2 meses +2

    Wow glad I came upon this channel, Love what you have done with your land it's amazing.

  • Texas Believer
    Texas Believer Hace 2 meses +1

    That was amazing to watch & I fell in love with your farm/homestead as well. I live in rural Texas. I love small communities better. You have a new sub. Now I need to watch past video's. You & your husband & your community have carved out a wonderful life. Job well done.

  • Feona Boock
    Feona Boock Hace 2 meses

    So brave! Enjoy every moment of the amazing results!

  • Christine Brooks
    Christine Brooks Hace un mes

    Hi, what a lot of work you have done is amazing! lovely way of life for you both. Thanks fir sharing and take care 🙂

  • Melissa Streeter
    Melissa Streeter Hace un mes +3

    So inspiring to those of us still holding this same dream.

  • Susie
    Susie Hace un mes

    That was amazing to watch and so inspiring. Thank you!

  • Annapacha Clarke
    Annapacha Clarke Hace 2 meses +2

    Awesome, so impressed with how much you have done, and your grit and determination to learn new and pretty daunting skills. Love what you say at the end of vid, about our connection to nature and how vital that is. So true ❤

  • Eleanor Nelson
    Eleanor Nelson Hace un mes

    Thank you for sharing your life with us! I admire you gumption, persistence, strength, intelligence, and obvious creativity. You are a modern Renaissance woman! Best wishes in all your endeavors!