You keep thinking about what Daniel Freeman told you about life as a homesteader on the prairie. You have heard that only about half of the homesteaders are successful. You decide that you want to be ready for any problems that may arise. You ask around for advice and you discover the published diaries of two Nebraska homesteaders; Hettie Lee Anderson and Emma Slocum. Read the excerpts from their diary accounts of life on the homesteads.
Then visit the Smithsonian website at http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/activities/sodhouse/more.html# to learn about life as a homesteader. After you are done reading, use the form to create a list of problems and solutions. When you are done, submit your form so an experienced homesteader can provide feedback.