Getting Started With Homesteading
On the surface, getting started with homesteading may seem like a huge lifestyle change and knowing where to begin can be difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be this way and with a few small steps, you can easily begin your homesteading journey. In this article, I’m going to be helping you get started with homesteading by providing you with some simple but useful tips.
1) Head To A Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are a great starting point for any budding homesteader. Not only does purchasing goods from a farmer’s market allow you to support your local community but it also allows you to meet other like-minded people, make some new friends and pick up lots of self-sufficiency tips.
2) Learn To Cook
By learning to cook, you become a lot less reliant on stores and restaurants for your food and in doing this, allow yourself to be much more self-sufficient. In addition to this, you get to control exactly what goes into your meals, avoid artificial preservatives and ensure that only the healthiest foods enter your body.
3) Grow Some Simple Herbs & Vegetables
Making the transition from buying all your herbs and vegetables to growing them is a huge change, especially if you don’t have much experience with gardening. However, if you start off by growing some simple herbs and vegetables, you can develop your gardening skills as you go, gradually move onto growing more advanced herbs and vegetables and eventually become completely self-sufficient in this area.
4) Start A Backyard Chicken Coop
Starting a backyard chicken coop is a perfect way to begin producing your own meat and eggs without a huge time commitment. Unlike other animals, chickens are relatively low maintenance and so allow you to pick up all the necessary animal raising skills without being too demanding on your time.
5) Make Some Simple Natural Cleaning Products
Making your own natural cleaning products is yet another simple way to become more self-sufficient without making significant lifestyle changes. Not only does it save you money but it also eliminates plenty of harmful chemicals from your home and allows you to live in a healthier and more natural environment.
As you can see, small steps are all that you need to get started with homesteading. Then once you gain more confidence with these initial five steps, you can build on them and start experimenting with more advanced homesteading techniques. So take another look at the list, pick the steps you’re comfortable with and get started with homesteading today.