Launch into homesteading, and you discover a wholesome way of life that lies somewhere between living in the country and frugal living. While a few folks own acres of land they farm or raise animals on, others of us live a more simple country life that spans from gardening to animal raising.
The second way of living really is more the homesteading life. Some people live in the country and homestead, while others live in more populated areas. What we all have in common is living a simple life that includes using the resources we have to save money and yet, raising animals, tending gardens, building your own, refurbishing, or even creating kitchen projects.
What naturally happens is that we learn to live creatively and find that at the end of the day, we have more.
Further, when you do spend money, you spend more wisely with what you have. In short, homesteading remains a lifestyle many people live.
Are you ready? How do you jump into this life?
I admit, when I first launched into a homesteading life with my family, I had grand visions. First, I wanted sheep, but then I later settled for the goat idea until we ended up with a crazy obnoxious goat. I shelved that idea for a while.
Some ideas went well, while others just flopped like the goat idea or the lavish garden I could not launch in the sand and grass burs of my gardening plot.
If you are wondering what to do to get started homesteading, try some of these ideas first. Then, launch into your own plans and grow your own life!
Raise some chickens for eggs or meat
Love goats or sheep? Raise them for milk or meat.
Start a large garden
Buy a dairy cow or one for meat.
Look into other animal alternatives like llamas
Most of us love horses.
Save some gas and make money from home.
Find online ways to make money.
Raise animals and sell them or the meat.
Start a side business in woodworking, fixing something or gardening
Sell seeds on the side
Rent out part of your land.
Set up an online store
Choosing to Homestead requires passion
I admit, homesteading really is not the life for everyone. I mean, if most of the time, you prefer a posh lifestyle in the city, you may really not find it appealing. Yet, on the other hand, you may find yourself sick of the rat race and want to move into the country.
But, you don't have to wait until you live out on your own plot of land to get started. Do what you can where you are, and plan for bigger and better ideas. Save your money and do your research.
If the homesteading life is for you, you will already have a dream inside you just waiting to get started.