Friday, October 29, 2010

What is Homesteading?

Every person might have a different idea of what homesteading means to them, but basically it is about getting back to the basics.

Things like making what you can yourself, growing what you can yourself, being self reliant, buying in bulk or on sale, and preserving it by freezing or canning, saving money, reducing expenses, re-using what you can, and possibly even having your own chickens, goats, or cows.

Each person will do this differently, and if you live in the city, it will be different for you than it would someone in the country.

I am still in the country, but I am learning now as we are going to move soon.

It's almost like I have been doing my own unit study!

I have learned a lot so far, and have a lot more to learn, but I am loving it.

How do you homestead where you live?


  1. Amen sista! I look forward to hearing more!

  2. Good for you!! It is a good feeling. I cook 97% of our meals from scratch. We grow our own garden....except this year when the grasshoppers chewed it all down and we had nothing, not even one evergreen needle left. I thought I'd try Farmer's Markets to load up on things to can (I began canning last year).... most of the prices I just couldn't handle. So....praying the grasshoppers were a one season thing. I'm still looking for a good source for purchasing a whole beef. I've noticed the kids are sicker more often and longer since we've had to be purchasing our beef the last couple of moths. Keep up the good work. You'll be wondering what took you so long to even get started LOL

  3. Wow, I want to be able to cook that much from home too.
    It is pretty easy to get a bow around here! lol
    We are actually wanting to move to land soon and my husband wants to get a bunch of cattle and get started on a cattle ranch!
    Hmm, interesting idea about the beef. I bet you are right.

  4. When I was in town, I started trying to go to the grocery store once a week - period... That has really helped since we are now in the country and cant (or wont) run to the store anytime we think of something. It goes on the list to get whenever ;)

    The other thing that has helped being in the country is a fully stocked pantry. 6 months to a year of food storage pretty much guarantees that you can cook tons and never have to leave. Which is so nice since its so nice out here...why would I want to leave?

    Congrats on the new blog.

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