Lately, I have become bored with the life that I am living. Go to work, come home, watch tv, eat terrible food, go to sleep, and start all over again. A feeling, more like a growing desire, to be outside and live a more back-to-the-basics, traditional lifestyle has started burning inside me. I have come to the conclusion that this is simply what I have to do, and what my life's purpose is.
Farmers have always been high on my list of people to admire. The selfless act of their jobs, and the hardwork they put in is something I thought i could only dream of. I came across the idea of homesteading, which to me seems like small-scale farming, one day while mindlessly scrolling through my Pinterest app. Before I knew it, a whole list of articles had piled up of DIY's, farmhouse decor, gardening tips, animal care, herbal medicines, etc. I have only ever had this much passion about something when I became a Germanic language-learning addict. I knew from that moment that my whole life was going to change.
Currently, my husband and I are working towards financial stability, which has me searching for job number 2, and the obvious house hunting. Our plan is to buy, no more of this high rent business! I am ready for a place to call my own. So far we have come across two, that have been on the market for awhile, but they are indeed fixer-uppers. This is going to require quite a bit of money and hard work. It doesn't seem like anyone in our area wants to do this, which is why these houses can't find people to buy them, I assume.
With my homesteading dream, I hope to influence my community to follow suit. I have plans for a "homesteader's market", in which to sell excess produce, or do trades. If one of these houses come through, I would love to open a community horse stable. Seminars to teach homesteading, knitting and crocheting circles, and the rest is to be determined. Of course, these are long-term goals... a 15 year plan for me.
I hope that if you have come across this article, that you will join me on my new adventure through reading future posts on my blog. I am sure there will be mistakes and errors, but they will be life lessons that I can share with the whole world. Feel free to comment if you have any tips, or tell me about your homestead!
-- stay tuned! ♡ Brittany.