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5 More ways to start Homesteading Today

5 More ways to start Homesteading Today

A few days I posted five ways you can start homesteading TODAY. Well, I’ve added five more ways:

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Learn to identify local plants

This is one that I’m still working on, but it’s also one of my favorite things. It’s like a scavenger hunt! Check out these four plants you can start with this April.

Make your own medicine

 

Maybe you’re already doing this with essential oils! You can do the same thing with herbs, and even with what you eat. Here is a tutorial for an aches and pains salve that I made my dad for Christmas.

Store food

There are a few ways you can do this; freeze, can it yourself, buy it canned, or smoke it. I haven’t learned to can yet, but it’s on my list of things to do this summer and fall. We always have beans, rice, flour, salt, and yeast in our storage pantry.

Seeds

 Try to grow something from seed or buy a house plant. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just something to introduce you to growing something if you haven’t already. You can also start collecting seeds now for your garden later. This year I bought seeds from Baker’s Creek in Missouri. I had no idea that food could be so colorful until I got their catalog!

Start sewing

There are so many reasons to learn to sew, but mainly so you can fix things that need fixin’. Okay, I don’t talk like that, but really. Sometimes you’re going to need to patch something. And sometimes it’s just fun to make a thing!

Basically, that’s it! Five move simple ways you can start homesteading today. Pin it or share it on Facebook for later!

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