I used to hear these phrases come out of my mouth a lot; “When we have a homestead” or “When we can homestead”, I mean a lot, a whole lot, like many times a day. I’m a dreamer, I get these picture perfect images and ideas in my head. I’m not sure at what point I came to the realization that homesteading is not as much about where you are and what you have but much more about what is in your heart. I’m just glad I realized it and didn’t continue to just dream about “one day”. I can look at other people and think “I wish I had what they have” but I know that I’m so very blessed where I am right now. There are probably people who look at me and wish they could have what I have. That’s a very humbling thought.
Homesteading means different things to different people. In my opinion, homesteading has so much more to do with your attitude towards life than your location at the moment. Sure, I still have huge dreams for a big farm but I have learned to be satisfied in the present and do what I can where I am now. We started out with a garden in my back yard when we lived in Fl. That grew into a large garden once we moved back to Va. We soon added a flock of laying hens which quickly turned into three flocks of hens. We then raised two rounds of meat birds. We currently have two ponies (we’ve had one since I was 8 and the other for 8 years), two flocks of hens, three pigs, a large garden, and our milk cow will be here in a few weeks.