Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be a guest writer at thekitchensgarden & glad you have stopped in with us today. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about why I starting homesteading & also to encourage others who may be thinking about homesteading to start. I feel like there isn’t just one reason to why I decided to start homesteading, more like many small reasons. I’ve had an interest in being somewhat self sufficient since I was a child, I have always loved animals, especially farm animals, also loved the idea of “farm fresh”& I can’t stand not knowing where some of our store bought food comes from or how its handled before it gets to us, scares me a little bit to be perfectly honest.
Now I know there’s a very small chance that I’ll ever be completely self sufficient but I figured I would be where I could! So I started researching and using one of my favorite websites to save all the awesome ideas I found, Pinterest. If you don’t have one you need to get one, its amazing and you can find the neatest stuff on there but anyway enough about Pinterest.. Lol
After I had looked into homesteading extensively I had an opportunity to get my first milk goats, the breed I went with is Mini Nubians & they are the BEST! I’m not biased or anything… haha Growing up we’ve always had animals but never really producing farm animals until 2015 & I instantly fell in love with owning them once I got started. It’s a wonderful feeling the first time you bring in your first few eggs or that warm fresh milk piled high with creamy foam, ahh so satisfying, I was instantly addicted! Homesteading is a wonderful thing but I quickly found out it does take consistency and hard work to keep things running on a farm, even just a small farm is quite a bit of work. Dedication and determination is a must but once you get to that goal you’ve set or reach the point when you start seeing the fruits of your labor it is well worth it & you’ll be happy you decided to take on this journey. I know I have enjoyed it so much, I really would love to also eventually raise our own meat on the farm and start a small garden but I’m going to take it one step at a time! The garden will be a big undertaking for me because I’m not very good at keeping plants alive… So I’ll definitely have to get better in that area before I attempt to grow our own food.
I’ll continue on my homesteading journey learning & growing, and I would love to hear from anyone who would like to share their experiences or tips with me.