Homesteading seems to be all the rage right now. So many people are fed up with their lives that they want to do something completely different. Many of these people have left the cities and gone rural-farm animals and all. They are the modern day equivalent of Green Acres. Now I am NOT belittling them because I find myself drawn to blogs and magazines that speak to these ideals. No I do not want to go off grid. I love electricity and running water. So I will never be one to go off the grid. But I do like the idea of self sufficiency. Doing what I can on my property to help my family and hopefully others. Trouble is we live in a subdivision, in a town that does not allow chickens much less goats or cows etc........So what's a girl to do? Do we sell the home we have now and move out in the county? Well the hubster wants to move to downtown Raleigh. To a condo. Kind of hard to be a homesteader in downtown Raleigh, ya know? Myself? I would love a tiny tiny place maybe out in the county on maybe at the most 1 acre of land. I really want chickens. I even have the names picked out already. Do we stay where we are and start what we can within the confines of our town? The most we could have is a garden. We could start to cook from scratch for every meal and also for personal care products. That could be my own little corner of the homesteading world.
Do any of you homestead or have the homestead dream? Do you make as much of your products that you can? Are you as self sufficient as you want to be?