Have you ever thought to yourself . . .
“Wow, it seems like we throw away a lot of trash each week!”
“Why is this pack of eye shadow $9 dollars?”
“What is really in this kitchen spray?”
“`What would I do if I didn’t have access to the grocery store?”
“I wish I had more skills and knowledge to take care of myself and my family.”
. . . then this site is for you!
A lot of people might think “I don’t have time in my life to make EVERYTHING from scratch” or “I like the convenience of just buying it”. The answer to those objections is to introduce one new skill or activity at a time. Once you have mastered that and it has become part of your routine, add another – it won’t seem so daunting when you do it little by little. Before you know it, you’ll be waking up in the morning to milk your cow and spending the afternoon making butter and baking bread – Maybe.
But whether you implement just one of these changes to your lifestyle or go all in, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that you did something on your own and are healthier because of it. The only problem is, once you start, the feeling that you are improving both yourself and the world around you gets pretty addicting.
Homesteading is something that really sneaks up on you. You don’t just wake up one morning and go buy a farm. Homesteading is something that happens slowly until one day your standing in your kitchen canning your homegrown heirloom tomatoes and thinking “I wonder what breed of dairy cow would produce the best milk for cheese making?” That’s the point where a lot of people who know you will start asking you if you’ve really thought this through, because in their minds you’ve gone completely crazy.
But the answer will be yes; because the first step to get started homesteading is research and gradually building your skills until you’re ready for the next step. For you, the next step may be buying a dairy cow, or it may be learning how to grow herbs in a container on your apartment balcony. Either way, chances are, it probably won’t be the last step you take.