Welcome To The Self Sufficient HomeAcre
I’m so glad you’re here!
I started this website as a blog to share my homesteading adventures…but it has become so much more than a blog. You’ll still see posts that share my insights, opinions, and sense of humor. However, my focus now is on creating a ton of content rich articles designed to share DIY homesteading information.
My goal is to help you learn self sufficiency skills for any size homestead.
A Word About Self Sufficiency
I know this term gets thrown around a lot and people often tell me that there is no such thing as true self sufficiency. We all need friends, family, or a community to help us out in life. And who can go without trips to the grocery store, feed mill, or department store?
I’m not self sufficient…but I am on a quest to become more self sufficient.
Until recently, I raised all of the eggs and poultry that my family ate (a recent surgery put me out of the chicken business for a while). We have fruit trees and a large garden. Each year I can, freeze, or dehydrate as many of those fruits and veggies as I am able. Since I was young I’ve been interested in foraging for wild foods and I continue to learn how to identify new wild edibles and how to prepare them. I’m continually looking for ways to make things for my family so we aren’t buying into the plastic, artificial, chemical laden world that has become so prevalent in our society.
Can I Do More?
I think that we can all do a little bit more, and I’m no exception. I’m learning how to make my own herbal salves, lotions, and other personal care products. Each year I find new wild edibles to try and I attempt to grow more food in my garden than the previous year. There’s always a new adventure to explore on our homestead!
In the future I hope to have more land and a better layout for keeping our own goats, pigs, and more poultry. I’d like to be able to raise animals for sale to help out with the cost of living as my husband considers retirement. When we reach that milestone, we hope to do even more homesteading than we do now.
What About You?
If you are reading my blog, chances are you’re either living the homesteading lifestyle, or you hope to someday. The great news is that there are many things that you can do, even in a small apartment, to become more self sufficient.
Check out my post What is Self Sufficiency? for some ideas on how to become more self sufficient, even if you don’t live in the country!