So you want to homestead? 2 weeks ago when I was dealing with a mite infestation in the chicken coop, wearing a swim cap on my head, coveralls and rubber boots to keep the mites off me, during a heat wave, I would have told you to forget it. Earlier that year when I sat down in a stall with a labouring goat and held the sticky, damp babies I would have told you it was the only way to live. When the weeds get the best of me and my tomatoes get blight, when I lose an animal to sickness and the chickens scratch up my mother-in-law’s garden I will tell you it is crazy. But when I feed my children food raised and grown by my own hand, when I see them learning about birth and death, when I watch them running barefoot all summer long and eating carrots from the ground I will tell you that even if it is crazy, it is a good crazy and it is worth every effort to achieve.
It’s about hard work. It’s about victories and failures. It’s about sunshine and rain. It’s about life and death. It’s about abundance and loss. It’s homesteading.
Enjoy watching a day in my life! Then see how the homesteaders pictured above, spend their day.
A Day in the Life by Ashley of Whistle Pig Hollow
On The Farm: A Peek Into Our Life by Ashley of The Browning Homestead
The Answer to “And what did YOU do today?” by Chris of Joybilee Farm
A Day in the Life of an Urban Homesteader by Connie of Urban Overalls
A Day in My Shoes by Emilie of The Toups Address
Homesteading Rhythm with Little Kids & A Bump by Isis of Little Mountain Haven
Homestead Truths, Minus the Sugarcoating by Janet of Timber Creek Farm
A Day of Homestead Living by Jessica of The 104 Homestead
A Day in the Life of a Homesteader by Katie of Livin Lovin Farmin
A Typical Day of Homesteading by Laurie of Common Sense Homesteading
Life, Unfiltered by Melissa of Ever Growing Farm
A Day in the Life of This Urban Homesteader by Meredith of ImaginAcres
A Day in the Life of a Homestead by Quinn of Reformation Acres
A Day on Acorn Hill Homestead by Teri of Homestead Honey