It’s a journey not a marathon
Homesteading is a journey. But it’s a journey that there aren’t many maps for. Because of that, you see the destination — a paradise, with a 3 or 5 bedroom house, off grid, and a pastoral scene out the kitchen window, the smell of home baked bread baking in your off-grid Amish wood cook-stove, and the gentle sound of chickens cooing under the kitchen window. And you see where you are at right now — just home from the farmer’s market, after work on Friday, with a couple dozen farm fresh eggs, two boxes of apples, and a couple butternut squash, and a basketball game to drive your son to in 30 minutes, a Sunday school lesson to plan, and a dessert to bake for a potluck tomorrow — you think you are a long ways off — running a treadmill instead of walking your journey. Don’t be discouraged. If you weren’t born on the family farm, and destined to inherit it soon, you are right where most of us modern homesteaders started our journey.
Those of us living our dream need to whisper confidently to those following behind, “Hey, you can let up on yourself, it’s a journey.” See More..