What is homesteading? Homesteading can be something different for everyone. I wrote this blog post when I first started aspiring to be a homestead, and literally homestead wishing.
I wasn’t sure how to define myself. Am I really a homesteader, or am I just a plain ol’ stay at home mom? Check out these posts from fellow homesteaders who are defining homesteading in their own way.
What’s the difference between a stay at home mom or a homesteader? Both are very hard workers usually. Homesteaders are working towards many goals. Goals like being more self sufficient, growing a garden, and raising livestock. When I first started out I wasn’t able to do any of those things. So I didn’t feel much like a homesteader. I wanted to have chickens, and to have a garden but it just wasn’t possible yet.. I was making it possible for my family to eat more real food and I learned how to make a lot of things myself like lip balm, bug repellent, homemade body butter, laundry detergent and so on. I knew one day I would live in a place where I could grow my own food and possibly raise chickens. I was right too. We moved a couple of years ago, where there is plenty of sunshine to grow veggies, and plenty of room for chickens to frolic about.
Before we moved I was doing things in the typical way most people get started homesteading. Which is first changing the kind of food we are eating and beginning to make items at home instead of buying all of them at the store. My homestead journey is slow and dependant on my budget. It works for us though. No matter what your journey looks like, I encourage you to keep going. Exceed your goals of being a homesteader.
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