What is Homesteading?

“Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.

Modern homesteaders often use renewable energy options including solar electricity and wind power and some even invent DIY cars. Many also choose to plant and grow heirloom vegetables and to raise heritage livestock. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.”


If you ask me, here’s my idea of a homesteader…

A lot of people may not agree, and that’s okay, but that’s my idea of a homesteader. Do you have to do all of these things? Certainly not, I don’t own a single chicken, but I still consider myself a homesteader.

We grow our own food…


My clothesline and garden, July 2016.

We build our own fences (and barns)…


My brother, my daddy, and my husband were building a barn for the animals.
We fix what’s broken, or (in this case) make something out of junk…


My husband and brother built a compost bin for me, using free pallets…

and free hinges! 😉
We wear boots and jeans…


Overalls+Rainboots=My everyday attire
We love beautifully handmade things…


My daughters made little bowls with the clay they found in the lake.
We even homeschool our children…


My three munchkins and my homeschool blog website! 😊

Most of all we prefer the simple life, the homesteading way of life. We enjoy good music, good food, good books, and good friends. ❤️

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6 Comments on “Homesteading 

  1. There are so many levels of homesteading, it’s never going to meet everyone’s expectations. If it meets yours, that’s all that matters. We just started our own homestead journey…we are finding OUR way… I’m ok with that. ❤️

  2. Creativity, dedication and hard work…truly admirable qualities found in homesteading. A great post! I look forward to reading your future posts.

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