A Family Run Homesteading Farm in Illinois Since 2018
It’s our mission to both educate and encourage you in your own homesteading farm life. We are so blessed to love our life and we want to share it with you. We invite you to join our active commity of homesteading farm lifers!
What is homesteading?
Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and can involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.
The Old Definition
According to Mother Earth News: “In the middle 1800s, the word homesteading was synonymous with The Homesteading Act of 1862, which provided public land grants of 160 acres to any adult citizen who paid a small registration fee and agreed to live on the land continuously for 5 years, after which they would be granted a deed to the land.”
Homesteading as defined by the dictionary is “any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.”
But these days, most people are referring to a home where people are trying to manage to be self-sustained. That’s what we’re doing!