Our Homestead Started Here

For me, the word “homestead” never has crossed my mind. I always thought of gardening, raising cows, and running a store. Honestly, I had no idea what it meant to be organic or, basically, to grow and increase your food. Read more to learn how we started our homestead.

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How did we start our homestead?

Up until my 6th-grade year, I lived in the city. Our yard was green with a small garden, and our fruit trees were growing. Our homestead wasn’t built when I moved to the country. We lived in the garage. In the spring of 2007, we planted a large garden to grow tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, lettuce, radishes, and onions.

Self-sufficiency is the goal of homesteading. Gardening, raising animals, preserving the harvest, learning time-honored skills, and becoming more self-reliant are all characteristics of self-reliance.

I decided a while ago to commit to our homestead fully. In addition to increasing the size of our garden, we started raising beef cattle. We honed our skills in homemaking and preparedness.

I want to teach my children the importance of working hard and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Living a healthy and frugal lifestyle is also a priority for my family. This post explains my reasoning.

Composting – what is it?

I thought about getting rid of our manure one day. Due to the lack of a big tractor, it was sure to pile up.

Moment of clarity! Why not start a compost pile? Compost is easy to dispose of.

While researching composting methods, I came across some chicken websites.

As I was researching chickens, I found many blogs discussing the health benefits of free-range eggs and raw milk.

Raw milk seemed strange to me.

My research revealed that raw milk is illegal in most states.

My knowledge of traditional, real foods grew as time passed. I’ve found that having a homestead and cooking real food complement each other.

A few reasons led me to the homestead. Here, we are doing all sorts of things that I never thought we would: raising cows, butchering our own meat, canning everything we can find, and planting a huge garden every year.

Garden harvest

I can’t say that this was my original plan, but I’m absolutely in love with this place now.

You can start here if you’re interested in following a similar path to ours.

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