Wednesday, December 21, 2016

JUST A THOUGHT


There is nothing more relaxing than setting by a campfire or fire pit.
 I read a lot of blogs and watch a lot of YouTube channels where people are trying to start homesteads. They say they want to teach you how to become a Homesteader. As I set  here by the fire  I begin to realize that homesteading is not something that can be taught it's a state of mind. You can learn different skills and how to do different tasks but that’s not it. Homesteading is the willingness to put in the work to make a difference in your own life. You don’t have to own   a piece of land or own a single animal to be a homesteader.                         

A lot of people think that if they raise animals (chickens, goats, hogs, etc.) that makes them homesteaders. Or maybe knowing how to butcher and dress their own meat. Maybe they know how to plant a garden and grow their on vegetables. That is a great skillset  to have, but it still does not make you a homesteader. All you have to have is a determined mind set.  You have to make up your mind that what ever is put before you, that you can do it and  can do it in a way that will benefit yourself and your family.  The only way you can fail at being a homesteader is to give up on your self. When you get knocked off your horse you dust off the dirt and get back on. But  learn  why you were knocked off, don’t keep making the same mistakes. If something doesn't work one way dig in and find a new approach and try again. Like I said being a true Homesteader is a determined mind set. So don't believe it when someone writes in a blog  or you see a YouTube video on how to become a homesteader. Homesteading is already in your heart or it's not.           

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