I have a not-so-secret fantasy that I'd like to live like a homesteader in the old west. Steak my claim. Plant my fields. Milk my cows. Get eggs from my chickens. To take it one step further I'd love to live on a homestead as part of a cooperative community. But what is life without a completely implausible dream or two?
Clothing and Laundry
I use the line to dry as much of our laundry as I can. Using cloth diapers is something we've done for years but it's very in-line with the idea of homesteading- Not needing to make purchases day after day and not making waste.
|Embrace the clothes line.|
|Rock some DIY clothing items.|
|Like diapers (I've made two so far).|
|I love that growing veggies gets the kids involved!|
|And keeps them involved.|
|We even practiced some counting with the tomato plant.|
I can't grow high enough quantities of some produce items, or they won't grow in my partial sun location so we frequent our local Pick Your Own farm to bolster our collection.
|It's a great activity with the kids.|
|Then we make preserves (or in this case Jam). Great as a gift or to put int the pantry for later.|
|Besides, who doesn't love a scone?|