Are you tired of:
- City Life?
- Chemical laden foods?
- Utility bills that are to high?
- Your neighbors partying late at night, even when you have to get up early the next morning for work or school?
I am tired of all of these things and more. Right now, however, I cannot afford to move my daughter and I to a piece of land. Sometimes it feels like I never will be able to.
I have begun the learning and practice portion of homesteading, though. I am learning to do for myself. I am learning to save money whenever possible. I am learning to live cheaper, and I am learning about alternative energies, and so much more.
I am also keeping a notebook of all of the information that I think that I will need when I do have my homestead – out in the country somewhere. I am recording estimated budgets for acquiring what I will need, information on raising animals, and ways to earn money from my homestead. There will be a lot of information in the notebook when I am done, due to the sheer volume of information out there on homesteading.
Right now I live in a trailer park, and I have a blog for recording my learning and experience of the homesteading process. I call the blog Mini Homestead…In A Trailer Park. Another blog that I have discovered, just this morning, as a matter of fact, is A Single Mom’s Adventure into Urban Homesteading.
Homesteading offers up a great way for families to spend quality time together. What would be better than teaching your child(ren) self-sufficiency skills on your homestead. They could also be learning many great homemaking and business skills.
I wish that my daughter was still going to be living with me, and of school age, when I finally have my own homestead, as I can’t imagine any better way to teach our children at home. Homeschooling has been our choice of education for ten years now. My daughter and my nephew are learning many of the skills that I am right now, but we are limited in what we can do here.
My ‘homestead’ activities so far:
- Gardening for fresh eating of some of our fruits and vegetables, and herbs. I am building up each year, planting more and more.
- Composting. My nephew and I ‘built’ the bin, and we are all composting now.
- Candle making.
- Making my own curtains.
- I also hope to begin making my own quilts from scraps, and braided rugs.
I figure that, the more I take the time to learn now, the more I will already know and be used to when I have my own land.