Are you homestead dreamin’? Then this post is for you! My family dreamed of our homestead long before we had one. We used to say things like, “We can’t wait to plant our own tomato garden.” “It will be so great when we can hunt on our own property.” “The kids will love all the room we will have to run and explore.” “One day we’ll be able to have our own free range chicken eggs for breakfast.” We had so many homestead dreams! And it’s been so exciting to look around and see those dreams coming alive right before us. We’ve actually accomplished more than we could have ever imagined back then and shared much of what we have learned with you.
We get emails from people all the time telling us about their homesteading dreams and plans. It’s so exciting for us to see that the information we put out in videos and articles is being used to inspire you! It makes us so happy to see what you are doing to either improve your homesteads or make plans for the future. I received this comment only just yesterday:
“Hi Jaimie! I love reading what you write and we all love to watch your family via Roku/Homesteading Channel! We are on a mission to live more self sufficiently and sustainably and your videos have helped. My husband modeled my outdoor laundry station after yours. Thank you for all of the great episodes! Our family is SO much better off since we started doing things in a more hands on manner. We now grow a lot of our own food via raised beds…we plan to raise meat birds soon…my husband and son built a water barrel station to collect rain water and we plan to install a gray water system soon, too….we compost…we plan to build a brick oven similar to yours….and so much more! Life is good! I can’t wait to check out ‘Frontier House’ …..please keep us informed on great shows/videos you enjoy as they give us a good form of info and entertainment, too! In our home we don’t ‘keep up with the Kardashians’….we ‘long to keep up with the Homesteaders’!
Thank you Michelle! Good for you. I love it! I’m sure your story will be an inspiration to others as well.
The list of possible homesteading options seems endless. I feel like I could spend a lifetime and still not learn to do everything! Even though I have accomplished so much, I still have dreams of the future. I hope to one day be really good at cheese-making. I think it would be really fun and rewarding to learn to make quilts. So, what are your homestead dreams? We would love to hear from you! I encourage all of you reading this to fill this post with comments about your own homestead dreams and successes. If you could do anything, what would it be? Let’s all do some homestead dreamin’ together and inspire each other.