You Know You Are A Modern Homesteader When… 17 Tell-tale signs that happened to me!


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A person doesn’t decide one day to turn into a modern homesteader.  And it doesn’t necessarily occur as soon as you bring home your first chickens. It generally happens slowly, over a period of time. And then one day when you least expect it, the realization suddenly hits you. And it is often either pointed out by someone else or discovered through a slightly embarrassing moment. And then you know, without a doubt. YOU have become a modern homesteader.

The following statements, in no particular order, are instances when I knew, with absolute certainty, that I had changed. I was no longer a suburban housewife. I was a homesteader. And I am telling you the truth: these all happened to me.

You know you are a Modern Homesteader when…

  1. You spend more on canning jars than you do on clothes.
  2. “Picking up chicks” takes on a whole new meaning.
  3. You are proud of your farmer’s tan because it means you actually WORKED to get it.
  4. Your child teaches you that you don’t need to spend money on a mud mask.
  5. You don’t need your wallet to run out to get some _________ (milk, eggs, vegetables etc.)
  6. You reach into your pocket and pull out a duck egg instead of coins.
  7. You understand the real meaning of “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”.
  8. You find hay in your bra.
  9. You’d rather spend winter evenings reading seed catalogues than going out anywhere.
  10. Pallets are included in your list of building supplies.
  11. Your selfies involve farm animals and/or vegetables.
  12. A “mud room” really means a room with mud in it. LOTS of mud.
  13. Your 3 year old knows how babies are made and where they come from.
  14. You pay for things with eggs, jam or honey instead of money.
  15. You store your vinegar and baking soda in the bathroom and your toothpaste and lotion in the fridge.
  16. When a date night with your husband means getting hay or trimming hooves.
  17. You actually cry over spilled milk.

Can you relate?  What signs proved to you that you were a modern homesteader?

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