Homesteading: What The Heck is That?

What is homesteading to you all?

Little Blog On the homestead

What is homesteading? Well, the dictionary definition is an act or instance of establishing a homestead, which is defined as a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by the homestead law from seizure or sale for debt. Ok, that’s nice. But what does homesteading mean to the thousands of us who claim this name? To me, it’s the idea of using the lost arts of self sufficiency and sustainability to provide for our families. This can mean different things to different people, but for us it is striving for food independence through gardening, barter and purchase from local sources, putting up locally grown produce and meat to last us through the winter, recycling reusing and renewing items in our home to minimize our environmental impact, creating or repairing items before going to the store to purchase something. Remembering the things that…

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