Why We Started Homesteading: Episode 53

Why We Started Homesteading: Episode 53

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A new friend asked the other day, “do you have an blog post or a podcast episode on why you decided to be a homesteader?” As it turns out, while there are a lot of things I’ve talked about in this blog and on my podcast, I’ve never really talked about why we started homesteading. 

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So, what exactly prompted our head first dive into this crazy life? (Or wait. Was it head first? Or was it more gradual?)

Join today me as I talk about some stuff and things like:

 — Where we were before the farm

— How we ended up at the farm

— Our original plans for the farm, what worked…and what didn’t

— What happened when life happened

— How I got lost in our plans and “got away” from homesteading

— What I needed to do to get back to it

— The importance of knowing your reason for homesteading and what your goals are

— How to determine what’s extra and if it needs to go

Links I may have referenced in today’s show:

Find me on MeWe at my personal account, the Farmish Kind of Life discussion group, and the Farmish page

Episode 52: The Importance of a Handwritten Letter (and I swear I’m not a hypocrite)

That time I asked other people why they homestead 

That time I explained why I call my life farmish

Backwoods Home magazine (it’s back in print!)

Self Reliance magazine (by the same people that publish Backwoods Home)

It’s super awesome to open your freezer and see that its full—here are 5 ways to make sure that happens

The really sweet chicken butchering set up we’ve figured out

Why homesteading veterans actually need homesteading newbies

Use our homeschool mission statement project as a sorta kinda guide to write a homesteading mission statement

Wherein I discuss why we started homesteading, our journey to the farm, how I "got away" from it...and the realizations that helped me get back to my goals.

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