One of my life dreams is to homestead. One day I would love to live in a small house on a few acres. I want to raise chickens for fresh eggs and goats for milk (and they eat buckthorn!). I want a large vegetable garden for fresh vegetables produced in ways I trust. I want to get honey and beeswax from the bees my fiance (who will be my husband then!) tends. Not me, because I’m afraid of bees. I want to make food from the earth and preserve it for the winter.
This dream is a long ways off from fruition. I have the rest of the year in undergrad, then four or five years of professional school. I will have to work for at least a few years before we’ll be ready for a full time homestead. But I can dream and read about other homesteaders.
Here are some fun homesteading posts I’ve enjoyed from other bloggers:
Life on the Farm Ain’t Laid Back from The Elliot Homestead
Your Custom Homestead (click for my review) by Jill Winger
DIY Spinning Composter from Weed Em and Reap
Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden from Yearning and Learning
Where to Buy Seeds from Five Little Homesteaders
30 Minute, 30 Dollar Raised Bed from Five Little Homesteaders
Preserving the Harvest
Water Bath Canning Tips for True Beginners from Five Little Homesteaders
Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles from Five Little Homesteaders
How to Render Lard from Yearning and Learning
Guide to Raising and Milking Goats from Weed Em and Reap
Raising Backyard Chickens from Live Simple
5 Insider Tricks for Easy Backyard Chickens from Blue Yurt Farms
Building a Chicken Coop from Scratch from Live Simply
Do any of you homestead? Or would you like to some day? I’d love to hear your story!