Backyard homesteading is just common sense. Sure the term backyard homesteading or urban homesteading has been rising in popularity and Pinterest posts over the last few years; but it isn’t something new. Nowadays the notion of gardening, raising a few hens and maybe a couple of milking goats in a suburban or urban setting seems positively radical! I say is just practical…and for me is it one of the most enjoyable parts of life.
There was a time when just about everyone did some sort of “homesteading” where ever they lived. There was even a time when our governments supported and encouraged us to produce food in our backyards. I love the old wartime posters because I love vintage. But if you really take the time to read them you may be surprised to see the commonsense that our government actually had.