Fall is a wonderful time to focus on family as summer winds down and harvest season approaches. Homesteaders tend to find that adding something new often requires reducing or eliminating a previous way of life.
Some homesteaders aspire to be totally self-sufficient, while others are content to grow food and raise animals while living in an urban setting. Whatever the case, there are tools that all homesteaders need.
In my job I am blessed to get to do so many things. One day I could be helping folks with honeybees to checking corn crops. I have helped several people with their livestock and pastures as well and then go teach a class at a local school. It is safe to say that I don’t do the same thing twice and I really enjoy that aspect of my job.
The more I get out and meet people the more I realize there is a group of people who live like I work: homesteaders. Homesteaders have to manage pastures, livestock and crops and they do it everyday for a living too! And there is an even bigger group of people who want to get started in homesteading. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about that lifestyle and I’ll also be hosting a three-part series on it here locally.