How to Correctly Begin Your Homesteading Journey For an Absolutely Rewarding Future

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Have you been thinking about how to begin your homesteading journey? More and more people are looking to living off-grid as a viable alternative to their regular way of life right now.

Becoming a homesteader is not just a hobby, it is a way of life. There are so many reasons to start a homestead, so it easy to see why it is growing in popularity.

If you are keen to get started as a homesteader and want to start living the simple life sometime soon, you may be wondering how to get started. Here is how you can take your first steps on your journey as a homesteader and turn your dreams into reality:

Large farm buildings on a homestead

Do Your Research

The advice of other homesteaders is valuable. Learning about life on a homestead from people that have achieved the dream is an essential part of your preparations.

Reading the stories and advice of others that have been in the same position as you will help you to learn from their mistakes and discover the best ways of doing things.

Of course, everyone’s journey is unique, but having the benefit of other’s experience is always valuable. 

As part of your research, it is also worthwhile looking into the different types of crops that people grow and which would be best suited to your climate before you begin your homesteading journey.

Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small

While having acres and acres of land is probably your dream, there is nothing wrong with starting small to begin your homesteading journey. It is far better to start small than to not get started at all, so don’t be afraid to begin your homestead with small steps. 

There are many advantages of starting out with a scaled-down homestead. Starting with a smaller plot will help you to hone your homesteading skills without the pressure of being in charge of a large plot of land. With a small homestead, you can develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence without becoming overwhelmed by the task you have ahead. 

Small vegetable garden

Plan Your Space

No matter what size your homestead is, it is vital that you plan your space carefully. Planning your homestead before you begin your homesteading journey enables you to maximize your space efficiently.

Think about the types of crops you plan to grow and how you will use the rest of your space. Obviously, your plants will need to be in a space the provides them with the most suitable conditions to optimize their growth. 

To create the room you need it is likely that you will need to rearrange your plot. Clearing space to prepare for your homestead can be a little time consuming so you may want to call in some help.

Some tasks will require professional assistance such as tree removal services to help you free up the space that you need. 

planning a garden on paper

Record Your Journey

When you begin your homesteading journey, it is a truly exciting step. It is a great idea to chart your progress by keeping a photographic record of your homestead so that you can see how far you have come.

Using things like a budget for your homestead, income and expense sheets and a planner can all become important tools as well as records for you to refer to in the future!

Learn how to correctly begin your homesteading journey by following the tips in this great read!

Final Thoughts on How To Begin Your Homesteading Journey

Now you are equipped with a lot of knowledge to begin your homesteading journey not only correctly, but with the methods and hints to get your journey started towards a better life for your family.

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About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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