You’ve heard me talk about it. Suburban homesteading. But what is it?
If you get up in the morning and put on gumboots instead of slippers, you might just be a homesteader.
If you ready your kids for school and find yourselves sitting around the kitchen table ready to start your lessons, you might just be a homesteader.
If it’s time to put dinner on and you send the kids outside to collect what you need from the garden, you might just be a homesteader.
If the change in seasons means something to you beyond a change in wardrobe…
If a hole in a sweater means work not shopping…
If you keep animals but not just pets…
YOU MIGHT JUST BE A HOMESTEADER.
Homesteading- it’s a bit of a buzzword. You’ve probably heard it more than once, even sussed out that it refers to living a more self-sufficient lifestyle. I’d wager you could even list off a half dozen or so activities you think it includes. And you wouldn’t be alone if you’re still a little…vague about the idea.
And that’s because homesteading is more than a location. More than a set of actions. It’s a lifestyle, but more importantly it’s a mindset. And that’s why homesteading can happen on a farm or in your suburban home. And it’s why anyone can do it!
To be a homesteader all you need is the drive to become a more self-sufficient. That’s it! If you want to live more naturally, be less reliant on shops, save yourself some money, and become a maker not a buyer, then you’re set to be a homesteader!
And because this is a mindset change, these pearls of wisdom may come in handy 😉
“Use it up, wear it out. Make do or do without”
“It’s not about where your home is, it’s about where your head is” ~Rhonda Hetzel
So- are you a homesteader?
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