What is homesteading? Homesteading can be something different for everyone. I wrote this blog post when I first started aspiring to be a homestead, and literally homestead wishing.
I wasn’t sure how to define myself. Am I really a homesteader, or am I just a plain ol’ stay at home mom? Check out these posts from fellow homesteaders who are defining homesteading in their own way.
What’s the difference between a stay at home mom or a homesteader? When I talk about being a homesteader, something inside says you are not! You live in the suburbs, you don’t have a garden, or a farm, or farm animals, you are not self reliant and so on. I thought about it and I know the difference! Some women are happy staying at home, making lunches, caring for the children and their husbands, cooking, cleaning yada yada…
I want more. Simple as that! Maybe I am not there yet, maybe I even have a very long way to go but I for the first time in my life know that I know that I know WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP! YAY! I have always kind of been lost in what career path I would be most suited for and happy with. I feel like I have finally found my calling. Which I love that it includes this blog also. I have always had a thing about helping people. Not that I am doing anything world changing, but a recipe here or a tutorial there to help someone learn a new skill is really great to me. When someone says thank you for the recipe or, thank you for the post on such and such, I am ecstatic! I think knowledge is very valuable! I am happy that you have come along with me on my journey to share, learn , laugh a little, and grow!
What’s in a name anyhow? Does it really matter. As long as you are happy doing what you are doing, then that is great for you. No matter who you are or what you do, I hope that you are as happy as I am!
Update: We no longer live in the suburbs. We actually moved into the woods. It is very secluded back here and we are loving it. We hope to get gifted some baby chicken very soon. A friend of ours said that if he ends up with any hatchlings he will send them on over to us! I am pretty excited about that. It took a long while to talk my husband into getting chickens, and now he is on board!
We now have chickens! We are currently searching for a way to get a chicken coop or a way to make one. Check out the whole story about our chickens in our Getting Chickens on the Homestead post.
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