#1. Begin Where You Are: Homesteading Skills can be started anywhere.
It is a mindset and lifestyle!
HOMESTEADING is actually a verb with the “doing of living“…..So, with that understanding…….create your own homesteading ideals with a focus on simple daily living skill by being prepared. Adopt a homesteaders mindset.
Do what you can where you are. Start developing and learning survival skills. You do not have to follow anyone else’s plan, structure or lifestyle.
An easy way to begin is by making a checklist of the things that sound exciting, interesting and affordable to you. Evaluate those items that are doable, jump in and get started.
You may simply want to grow a few tomato plants, raise a few laying hens for fresh eggs or simply start with a handicraft such as knitting cotton dish-cloths for gifts.
You may decide to begin by baking some of your own bread or eating a simpler more wholesome diet. If making your own from scratch cookies or meals is of interest, then get started.
There are a host of ideas on what to start with but the big decision lies with you…….ask yourself what it is that inspires you and encourages you about simpler living and get started……….
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“Original Homesteading” is really about creating your own unique lifestyle today!
…….the definition of original is:
Created directly and personally by a particular artist; not a copy or imitation:
such as “Original Rembrandts”.
Synonyms to the word Original are: Authentic, Genuine and Actual…….
You decide, create, and build your Original Homestead as you see fit!
I like to use the word ~Original~ as an adjective to the noun Homestead.
The idea is that your Homestead is just that……Original. You do those things that bring you enjoyment as you create simple homemade living.
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First of all, not everyone has the time or wish to be completely self-sufficient, but with creativity everyone can add a sense of homesteading to their lives!
Here are some ideas:
Maybe you can start by planting a few tomato plants in pots on your balcony or deck or start a small kitchen garden by growing Lettuces and Greens. Or seek out sources to buy farm fresh eggs, milk or vegetables from local producers…….these types of things may actually bring you great pleasure as you take your first steps toward being more self-reliant while you begin the journey to create your own homestead.
It is so satisfying to provide for ourselves. Some may make and bake Everything from Scratch; some may gather the things they need from various sources; either the garden, greenhouse, hen-house, farmer’s markets, local grocery or online websites . The idea is be thoughtful in all you do. Maybe make your own From Scratch Delicious Pancakes or Homemade Waffles.
Or, try Freezing Raspberries-The Easy Way, or Freeze Blueberries or Strawberries. Learn about making Your Own Jerky or Homemade Breakfast Sausage without preservatives or even try making your Very Own Doggie Biscuits!
Or try your hand at Making Homemade Milk Kefir
There are so many great ideas on how to begin this journey of self-sufficiency and self-reliance!
Self sufficiency means many things to different people; think about what is important to you and your family & start making small changes…….
Judith Straining Fresh Goat Milk
When thinking about How to Create Your Own Homestead; rural or city, country or suburbs, you can develop plan to create your own style of simpler, more satisfying living. This can mean different things to different people.
Or, it may mean that you acquire the skills to begin a new craft or hobby or that you make a Delicious Homemade Chai Latte Mix for gifts or Bake Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies or Make Your Very Own Soft Butter Spread.………you can learn how about Heating Your Home with Wood or How to Make Your Own Fire Starter.
There are so many ways to create your own style of Homesteading!
Homesteading is Where Your Heart Is……
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Be creative!!! Be thoughtful in your daily life!!! Help and help others be the best they can!!!
……Celebrate the small things…….and remember……..
We reap what we sow!!!
The balancing act is to live and create meaning in the middle of this busy, hectic and complicated world…….
…..so think about creating your own unique Original Homestead!!!
In conclusion, consider changes that you can make in your life to help you create balance…….start small and
Begin Your Own Homestead……
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