if you’re getting started: how to homestead in any home

If you want to know how to homestead in any home, do you want to know if you’re cut out as a homesteader?

In this post, I share how to homestead in any home.

These hints will help you determine if homesteading is for you:

  • You roam the countryside gathering ideas for your ideal plot of land.
  • You’ve got a raw plot of land and you can see what it’ll be…someday.
  • You read and research chickens.
  • You’ve got chickens, but there is always room for another chicken.
  • Outdoors is just another room in your home.
  • You believe all food scraps are useful for the garden.
  • You know that anything that can be foraged should have foraged. Which can also reduce the grocery bill and most green things were meant to be eaten anyways.
  • You own work/outdoor clothes, and there are more of them than dress-up clothes.
  • You know the names of trees and how quickly each burns in a wood-burning fireplace.
  • You have trees orange taped and up for the chopping block.
  • You have plans for a woodshed.
  • You’d rather not consume berries, eggs, or produce that is perfectly uniform and lacking bugs and dirt.
  • You can identify outdoor sounds like a neighbour dog barking at yours across the river. Of a whiny bald eagle pair. Of a honking geese community. Of twittering robins. And knocking woodpeckers.
  • You know the sky: the clouds that say a beautiful summer day, the clouds that speak of a brewing storm, or an overcast day that brings no rain.
  • You approach commercial kitchens and fish shops for scraps: compost & fertilizer for your garden.
  • And the most likely sign that you already are a homesteader: the state of your feet. Enough said.

And you know you’re a modern homesteader when you’re on YouTube and the internet to learn all that homesteading jazz that you DIDN’T get taught as a child from suburbia…

Here are my favourite resources:

Blogs I love:
YouTube Channels I love:
  1. 1. Guildibrook Farms
Magazines I love:
  1. Farmer
  2. Mother Earth News
  3. easy edible gardening
  4. Garden Making
Books I love:
  1. 1. The Prairie Homestead by Jill Winger
    • 2. Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour
Recipe Books I love:
  • 1. The Prairie Homestead by Jill Winger
    • 2. Mennonite Girls Can Cook by Herald Press
    • 3. The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee
    • 4. Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofriothe
    • 5. Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
    • 6. The All New Purity Cookbook: A Complete Book of Canadian Cooking

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Teresa Wiedrick

I help overwhelmed homeschool mamas shed what’s not working in their homeschool & life, so they can show up authentically, purposefully, and confidently in their homeschool & life.