I have a dream and it’s a big one. My dream is to live a simpler life where I do for myself and teach my children the values of taking care of themselves and the world we live in. Basically, I want to homestead.
Starting a homesteading lifestyle when you live on slightly less than 1/4 of an acre and a short jaunt from the heart of your small town’s village can be a daunting task. I am starting with merely a 10′ x 10′ garden plot, a four year old apple tree that still doesn’t produce more than cherry-sized apples and seven chickens. I began my journey by making my own cleaning products and line drying my clothes during the spring, summer and fall, but I knew I wanted so much more. I knew I had big goals, but I wasn’t sure how to manage them so they wouldn’t overwhelm me.