What is homesteading?

You may be wondering what exactly is homesteading. Well, homesteading is a broad term and is defined differently by different people. So I will give you my family’s definition since I’m writing this blog.

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Homesteading means that we do things old school as much as possible. My husband hunts and fishes when he’s able to provide us with food. I enjoy knitting and sewing which allows me to decorate our home nicely without costing us a fortune.

My husband would love to be offgrid, but that’s not feasible for us at this time.

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I do want to start cloth diapering again and eventually raise chickens for eggs. My family of five goes through five dozen eggs in about two weeks! I don’t bake so that’s fried, scrambled, and omelettes! My youngest is one and eats two eggs by himself multiple times a day! Okay, you get my point. We need chickens. Lol

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So in summary, homesteading is living self-sustainably and making due with what you’ve got. It can be a lot of work, but it can be a lot of fun, too.

Author: Dawn Mc

I'm a wife, mom, and so much more. I enjoy remodeling, decorating, genealogy, reading, and knitting. My husband and I have three children and many pets. We live in rural Alabama.

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