’m on several homesteading forums were I repeatedly see questions about “can I homestead with small children?” These always puzzle me. People have always homesteaded with small children.
Remember Laura Ingalls Wilder? She was 9 in Little House on the Prairie. And for us, we’ve always farmed/homesteaded with children. We laid our first fenceline when I was 8 months preggers with the Ladybug.
Here are 9 great tips for reviewing your homestead from the perspective of young helpers and how to make simple modifications to allow your children to work beside you safely and effectively.