A Little Easter Rebirth

prayerThis year, Lent ended up being a quiet time of reflection and meditation. I think I just needed some time to regroup and reflect on all the change in our lives the last few years. It has been an interesting few years!
This started with a general concept of promoting stewardship of the environment but over the last few years has evolved into a vision of suburban homesteading that moved us away from modern consumerism. Continue reading

Homesteading 101

As we’ve worked on renovating our farm and making plans for the future, our major focus has been to learn to live with less. We’ve spent a lot of our time learning new skills like gardening and upcycling. When we started, we had no idea that what we were doing was homesteading!  Of course, now that we know, it makes Google and Pinterest searches much easier.  😉
I’m pretty sure I’ve read every list out there on the top 10, 12, 15 skills you need to start homesteading, so I wanted to share with you some reasons to homestead and some places to get started.
Once upon a time, homesteading referred to the granting of public lands to families for farming at little to no cost. In recent years, the word has taken on a new meaning and refers to a life of self-sufficiency. There are as many ways to homestead as there are people doing it, but the gist of it is to reduce your footprint and consume less by using your skills to grow, to create, or to recycle what you need to live.
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