Week one: Intro
Week two: Make
Week three: Grow
Week four: Preserve
Week five: Save
This week is "Raise".
If you've been around these pages at all, you're well aware my husband and I are raising children-two of them. While I could write you a detailed discourse as to why I choose to raise them living this homesteading life, I think this series of pictures sums up the reasons behind our choices perfectly. These were taken before the snow in late fall, but have not been shared before.
Welcome to serenity, also known as home.
We're thankful our peaceful home is on this farm. But truth be told, we'd find the pace, togetherness and rhythm of being home and living the homesteading life wherever we lived. Animals or no animals, it's not where you live, it's how you spend your time. There's so many gifts of being raised a homesteader. Join in and discover for yourself.
Daisy, at MapleHill101, currently homesteads with her family in the suburbs of Central Florida. Her vision is to move to a more rural property in North Carolina later this year and continue fostering a self-sufficient lifestyle, which includes chickens, a large garden and a permanent clothesline.
Mary, at Homegrown on the Hill, lives in Southwestern Ohio with her family on a 5 acre homestead. Their goal is to be as much self sufficient as possible. In helping with this goal, they raise a big garden and keep chickens, rabbits, and cattle for food.
Staci, at Life At Cobble Hill Farm, was bitten by the homestead bug in 2006 and although she began her homesteading ventures in a rented condo, is now homesteading on less than an acre in Upstate NY.
Sue – at The Little Acre that Could, shares her body with an auto-immune disease, and life with her husband. They live in a once-working Victorian farm cottage now bordered by a modern subdivision. She has dreamed of homesteading as long as she can remember and continues to strive toward that goal in rural Atlantic Canada.