What is Homesteading?

When some people hear the word “homesteading”, their minds think back to history class and the Homestead Act of 1862.

Homesteading has come a long way, baby!

Modern homesteading has it’s roots in the “back to the land” movement of the 1960’s, just minus the hippies.

Today, as more and more folks become disillusioned with their jobs and/or corporate life, the 8-5 stress of every single day, maybe even working at a job they dislike, they are discovering that there are lifestyle options out there!

checklist for starting a homestead

Options like:

Growing Your Own Food

Raising a Few Chickens

Canning and Preserving Food

-Learning Life-Enriching Skills Like Sustainable Energy, Fabric Arts, Husbandry, etc.

-Using Natural and Herbal Remedies


Why Would Someone Homestead?

People homestead for so many reasons, but here are a few:

They are plagued by stress and discontent at their jobs – Their days begin and end with dread because they work at jobs that they hate.  

They want to raise their own food – With the fragile food-grid, there’s a lot of logic in that!  As we currently deal with the shipping container crisis, combined with frequent food recalls due to e-coli, etc., knowing where and how your food was grown brings peace of mind.

Independence – Americans thrive on “pioneer spirit” and desire to be free from large food and energy bills.  Homesteading allows you to create your own energy, heal with the help of herbal and other natural remedies, raise food and meat ethically and enjoy the fresh air!

What if I Didn’t Grow up on a Farm?

I certainly didn’t grow up on a farm.  Further, I couldn’t keep a house plant alive if my life depended on it!

But with book-sense and determination, I have successfully homesteaded for over 25 years!

You never stop learning!

That’s why I create content for folks to learn how to homestead, because anyone can homestead with support and the right tools!


How Can I Get Started Homesteading?

You’re in the right place!

Homesteading begins in the mind!  As you look around your home, you’ll realize that there are a lot of things you can start doing, today, to become more sustainable!

54 Ways to be More Sustainable in Everyday Life


You can get started with simple things like:


-Water and energy conservation around your home.

-Creating a well-stocked pantry with several weeks worth of food, at least.

Make Your Own Cleaners

-Planting a container garden on your back porch.

-Cook from scratch more and stop eating out!


How to Be More Self-Sufficient in an Apartment

How to Homestead in the Suburbs

I Can Help You!

My passion is to help others learn the skills needed to homestead successfully!  Here are just a few skills that I can help you learn how to master.


Again, I’m so glad that you’ve stopped by!