Welcome! It’s so fabulous that you’re here and I hope we can get to know each other better. I want you to know that you can homestead – it doesn’t matter where you live, really! City, town, village or completely rural? You can do this.
There are urban homesteaders, living in the heart of major cities.
There are suburban homesteaders, growing food and small livestock on small lots of land.
There are rural homesteaders who share traits of both of those – not everyone “out in the country” has a huge lot after all.
But OH, how many of us make the same mistakes on our path to sustainable and self-reliant living. We are no exceptions – in fact, this post was written in response to some huge mistakes that we have made. Let’s see how to prevent you from making the same homesteading mistakes!
There are some things that every homesteader should keep in mind before embarking on the journey towards freedom and personal responsibility that homesteading provides.
1. Start Now
Okay, maybe not right now.
There’s work to be done first.
But don’t have it in your head that you’ll start homesteading later, when everything is right and you’re on your own acreage, etc. Because that’s the part that matters the least.
You need to start working on those skills now. It honestly does not matter if you are homesteading – that is, pursuing a sustainable and self-reliant life – in the middle of a big city, in a small town, in a tiny village or deep in the woods. How do I know? Because I’ve done it in the city, and I’ve done it in the deep woods. No matter where you are, some things are going to be more difficult and some things are going to be easier.
Are you ready to find out what you should be doing now? I knew you would be. Let’s see if we can keep you from making some of the mistakes we did!