If you are desiring better health, more happiness, connection with people and the land and greater abundance in your life then you are likely reading the right article.
If you are interested in growing your own food or even starting a homestead or farm, then you are absolutely reading the right article.
You are going to learn the center point for all of these life improvements and where to start with any of them.
Ready for the punch line?
Let me ask you this: Have you considered WHY you really want a homestead? Or why you farm?
Is it because you want to improve your health? Connect with the land? Experience personal freedom? Sure, it’s likely all of the above, but at the core of any reason is that you want to feel good.
So, I’m going to introduce to the idea of the Holistic Homestead, and how this will be the single most important piece of homestead or farm knowledge you can learn.
So how do you ensure your vegetables are nutrient dense, with bigger yields and less time in the garden? And what is a permaculture garden, anyway?
I’m going to lay out the 5 best ways you can transition to a permaculture style garden.
Have you ever seen the Discovery Channel show Alaska The Last Frontier?
We don’t have a TV, but this is the one show we go out of our way to watch and have followed it from season one. These people have been a huge inspiration in our homestead journey.
I was stoked to hear I’d been invited to join their summit, but with less than a 24-hour notice it was a scramble to get prepared!
Not to mention, riding the waves of excitement and high adrenaline.
It’s no secret: homesteading life and projects cost money.
There’s the materials, the tools, time and all the little parts and pieces for this ONE THING you can’t do without to complete the project. Even a small project can easily go over budget.
It’s frustrating, because you’re trying to live a more “simple” life, yet it can still cost $$$.
You know those days where the big thing you have been waiting for – maybe for months, or years – FINALLY happens?
We had been dreaming of living on our own land for years and this was when it became a finally reality.
Excitement for purchasing our homestead almost left us on the wrong piece of land. With some money in the bank, we were READY to have land and start our own homestead. We fell in love with a cozy little yurt property on 5 acres with a seasonal stream.
Long story short, the owner jerked us around and ultimately we did not end up there. Otherwise, we would have happily of bought his land, and very soon after, would have figured out that we did not have enough land for our homestead desires.
Have you ever stolen a peek onto someone’s book shelf?
To me, a quick scan of their library feels like a tiny glimpse into their heart and soul, a way to know a bit of who they are without saying a word.
Permaculture. The “P” word.
It carries so much intrigue. Weight. Curiosity.
While I am young enough to have not been around when the word “organic” started floating about in the 70’s, I imagine it to be the same kinda of thing as the buzz around permaculture.