I was about 15 years old when I decided I wanted to do everything homesteading. Together with my parents, I wanted chickens, milk goats, a garden, and a Jersey, I wanted to learn the all the skills involved. To live the homesteading life was my dream! I made it my secret goal to grow everything our family of eight, ate! The problem was—I didn't know how. I knew what I wanted. I knew what I wanted the end goal to be, but I didn't know where or how to start.
I read lots of homesteading books and websites—everything I could get my hands on. We got some chickens, then a goat. Now, several years later—we're homesteading! Perfectly? No. Is all of our food coming from our land? Not yet, but we're getting closer. We get eggs, vegetables, goat's milk, and hopefully soon cows milk, from our backyard. After all the hard work and trials of the day, it's so satisfying to serve up dinner and say with the family, “The meal on our plates came from the backyard!” We're doing it! We're homesteading.
Many people dream of living the homestead life too, but it's not easy. It takes knowledge. You need to know where to start. You need to know how to think in a way that looks long-term, with a consideration for all of the parts of your homestead. Homesteading isn’t an unattainable dream. You can live your own homesteading life too! The Holistic Homestead is a vision casting book to get you started on your own natural, holistically-minded homestead journey. A homestead that really succeeds.