A modern homesteader is someone who might:
- Painstakingly research the remedies of generations-past to help their families heal.
- Get more excited going to the farmer’s market than the mall
- Spend all night in the barn checking on a new baby goat… and never blink an eye.
- Scour yard sales for old cast iron cookware and mason jars.
- Grow tomatoes and lettuce and basil on their apartment balconies.
- Find kneading bread dough almost as good as therapy.
- Close their eyes and take a long slow breathe whenever they smell freshly cut hay or ground wet from rain.
- Line up all their home-canned foods in a pretty row so they can admire the fruit of their labor.
- Rise at the crack of dawn to milk their animals, or drive 40 miles to pick up fresh milk from a farmer.
- Dig up their front yard, despite the raised eyebrows of the neighbors, to plant their first garden.
- Jump up and down and squeal when they finally find the first egg from their home-raised chickens.
This blog speaks so well about the times of my life that I have loved the best. Not that I ever considered myself a homesteader so much as I enjoyed he farming experiences.
I do hope you will go and read it. If you double click on the red, it will open in a new window.