Homesteading is a journey like no other.
And thankfully, it is a re-emerging way of life. For thousands of years until the invention of the automobile and the huge technological advances of the last century, it was just how life was lived.
Leaps in technology, education and the jobs available have been wonderful but it has taken us away from our roots of self-sufficiency.
And that, dear friends, has led our great nation down a slippery slope to obesity, ravaging illnesses and am I allowed to say…laziness?
But so many people are beginning to homestead right where they are. And it looks different and beautiful for each family. In the large spectrum of homesteading, some are living surrounded by buildings and people and some are living surrounded by trees and animals.
It is living with the goal of being able to live a quality life by:
- Knowing where the food on the table came from
- Cooking healthy and nutritious food, preferably with food grown on the kitchen table or the garden outside.
- Living within a budget and means of the family so that no matter the economy or job situations, a self-sufficient lifestyle is able to provide nourishment, income and fulfillment
Recent Homesteading Posts
I groaned and rubbed my hands down my face in exasperation. "Where does it all go?" This "It" being money. Having any money is like: ...sand running through your fingers ...Read More
It's that time of year... Well...it's that time of year all year long, isn't it? The time to sit down, find an old envelope to scribble on and figure out how ...Read More
I can not hide it. And I'm not ashamed. I love pallets. If you walked into our very...rustic (that's a good word for a dilapidated farm-house, right?) ... house, your ...Read More
Hatching is so fun and addicting! It is a fascinating process and produces such cute results! So what does it take to have a good hatch rate? Hop on over ...Read More
I only say that my incubator is "the best" 😉 for several reasons: It's as old as they come It's homemade It gives me excellent hatch rates! (Even with it ...Read More
“Honey, God will never bless us with more, until we are thankful for what we already have…” What are you thankful for this year? To get you started, these wonderful ...Read More
Inside: Homemade milk filters for the "just in case". You may run out at an inconvenient moment and would also be ready if there ever were a shortage of filters. This ...Read More
Inside: The benefits of raw milk are astounding. If your family members are milk drinkers, you will find it worth it to look into raw milk. If you are a goat ...Read More
Endless work. Endless chores. Endless memories. That is the life of a homesteader. And having children in the midst of all the work can complicate things by adding more work ...Read More
Do you consider yourself a homesteader? I hope so 🙂 because homesteading is so fulfilling and fun! A lot of hard work, but worth it in every step of the ...Read More
I will never deny that I love a crisp, salty and flavorful cracker. But I've also gotten rid of most of the processed foods in our cupboards. There have been ...Read More
What a life we choose to live! It is wonderful and full of so many blessings! But it certainly doesn't leave us much down time! We are continually on the ...Read More
Is there anything like the smell of fresh, home-baked bread? And when you cut that first slice after taking it out of the oven... steaming: the butter melts quickly and ...Read More
Oof. Homesteading is hard work, isn't it? It's a never-ending circle of life and getting things done! But that's where we would like to step in and help you out ...Read More
Pallets.are.awesome. I really don't know how to say it any other way. I use pallets for almost everything...if I can. So, why? Why use pallets around your home and homestead? ...Read More
Pallets are the best invention ever for those of us who value the high cost of free wood. No, seriously. If you don't believe me you better take a moment ...Read More
My husband just said, "Who would want to be a homesteader? It's so much, stinkin' hard work!" He had just, almost single-handedly, stacked 70+ ton of small square bales. Taking ...Read More
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