In today’s video, I will share with you 5 reasons to start homesteading. 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.

Independence and Self Sufficiency

You are not alone in wanting to be independent and self-sufficient. There are so many of us homesteaders out here that are striving for the same thing. That’s what makes homesteading so wonderful.

We are giving ourselves the opportunity to be independent of the rest of society. We are doing things that bring food to the table, heat to the house, and that will help to sustain ourselves and our families.

We don’t necessarily need to go to the grocery store for meat because we have hunted and preserved our own. We don’t need canned tomato sauce because we made our own from stuff we grew ourselves in the garden. Homesteaders cut their own wood for fire and warmth instead of always relying on electricity.

Grow and Raise Whole Foods

Most of the food we buy from the grocery stores are heavily processed. We don’t even know what half of the ingredients are on the back of packages.

But raising and using the animals to feed our family we are giving ourselves and our children healthy nutritious foods. What we grow in the garden is never going to be covered in crap that helps to keep it fresh while the food travels from the farm to the distribution center to the grocery stores to our cabinets and fridges to our plates.

Were going from garden to plate and skipping all the middle man stuff that comes with harmful preservatives and are full of crap we’ve never heard of.

Financial Freedom

Doing all of the above things helps to give you financial freedom which is something every one of us wants whether we homestead or not. Not relying on our income to take care of our everyday needs frees up a ton of money. Instead, we learn to rely on the land and providing for ourselves through other means.

Always Be Prepared

No matter what happens you will always be able to provide for your family because you know how to homestead. You will have extra cash because you don’t have to spend it on things like food and heat. If there is an emergency you will always be able to help your family and fix the issue if it requires cash because you have it.

Say there was a large storm and you got snowed in. No worries because you just spent the past few seasons canning and preserving enough food to last you and your family all year long.

You won’t need to go to the store or get out in the bad weather. What if your power went out in that storm too? Homesteaders have already stored enough wood to heat their homes twice over by the time winter has even started.

Be Healthier

You’re eating whole foods. The food you grew or raised and know everything about.

Heck, you probably even butchered the animal and harvested it’s fat for the cooking process. Which is also pure whole food.

You’re working out on the homestead on a regular basis getting work done and things accomplished. You might have built a chicken coop from only using things around your farm.

Gotten up on your roof and did some repairs from the last time there was really bad weather. These things make you more active.

Your homestead gives you a reason to get up and go do things. Those things are physical and therefore you’re getting tons more exercise in your daily routine than you otherwise would if you’d not lived on a homestead.


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