Are you interested in homesteading, but don’t know where to start, how to begin or what skills to learn?
That’s how we felt not so long ago. Until we came up with an idea. A challenge. We would set out to learn 52 homesteading skills in one year.
Sounds crazy, right? I thought so too – at first. But learning 10 homesteading skills in one year just didn’t sound as impressive. So against our better judgement we embarked on this “great farming quest”.
I admit it wasn’t easy. With two kids who love to “help”, a husband who works full-time off the farm and home renovation projects to complete, let’s be completely honest – it was challenging. But we did it! And I’d do it again.
Without taking the time to sit down and make a plan and map out exactly what we wanted to achieve and when, we would have never made our homesteading dreams a reality.
In one year we learned how to make cheese, butter and yogurt, how to water bath can and dry fruit. We raised chicks, ducks and honeybees and learned how to knit, make soap and make candles.
We learned how to grow microgreens, raspberries and fruit trees as well as many, many more skills – even some we weren’t supposed to learn like how to catch your honeybees when they decide to leave their hive.
So how about you? Would you like to make your homesteading dreams come true a little faster?
If you want to read about every one of the 52 homesteading skills our family took on in a year as well as the “behind the scenes” stories on how easy and smoothly it all went, please check out my book.
You can also subscribe to our blog and we’ll send you a pdf of 52 homesteading skills organized by month and week.
If I can do this, so can you. So raise your pitchfork, shovel, trowel or whatever farming implement you have on hand and get ready to embark on your quest.