In today’s video, let’s talk about why we can’t do it all at once. Being self-sufficient on the farm or homestead is one thing that makes us homesteaders. Living off the land, foraging, husbandry, cutting our own wood for heat and cooking, gardening, canning, keeping bees, preserving, and all the other fun things is what us homesteaders get to do.

Homesteading is a ton of work. Enjoyable – Rewarding – Wonderful, but still work.

When I first moved onto our farm all I wanted to do was start homesteading. Garden, BIG garden, fishing in our ponds, picking fruit from our small orchard, tend to the yard, plant new trees and perennials, get new animals to provide food, clean barns or stalls and any area that housed animals, make candles, make soap, can foods and preserve meat… The list was and still is, neverending. I am sure your homesteading list is too.

I quickly became overwhelmed and realized 2 very important things.

You Can’t Do Everything All At Once

I started so many projects and quickly got overwhelmed. At the end of our first year, we had a HUGE overgrown garden covered with snow that we were not able to keep up with. Only half the wood cut that we needed for winter. If we would have placed ourselves things would have been a lot easier. We should have started smaller since we were basically learning as we went.

Financially You Can’t Do Everything At Once

If your budget is small, your family is big, or you have other obligations you still want to maintain your way of life. Don’t try to take on too much at once.

I would love to see your homesteading photos, videos, and read your comments. Please leave them down below.

 

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